I do like using it, but the drawback is that I seem to get a bubble or air pocket here and there around the tiers where the seams join. Somehow, an air pocket develops as I'm smoothing, and it's always where the seams adjoin from one strip of buttercream to the next above it, but it doesn't occur around the entire cake...just maybe 2-3 of them. Just enough for me to fuss over them, tacking on another 1/2 hour of icing time.
So frustrating...what am I doing that's causing this? I've tried pressing the tip onto the cake a little more, I've tried overlapping the strips as I go around, but I seem to be destined to get them!
I have exact same thing going on at this very moment!! But I concluded that no matter what you do you ARE destined to get those minor bubbles...just prick them,smooth them and go on!!!
I hope someone has a solution for this..I will stay tuned!
I'm actually wondering if it has to do with the computer paper sticking a little to the buttercream, and as I gently pull it, it lifts the buttercream up a little, causing the pocket. I'll have to pay attention with this last tier to see if I notice them just after going over the tier with Viva, because I can't seem to remember seeing them at that point...and they keep seeming to pop up out of the blue just when I think the tier is smooth to my satisfaction after the paper. Grrrrrr!!!
Oh well...gotta finish these monsters...have 2 on hand, 4 tiers each!! My neck and back is aching like anything!Good luck with your cake,can't wait to see the picture!
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