Reply to "Icing craters"

Originally Posted by Sweet Stacey's:

I normally don't have trouble with craters with the icing recipe I use.  However, a few weeks ago I was working on some cookies and was filling in the lettering on the logo.  I was flooding very small sections, just as you described.  I experienced the worst cratering EVER.... in all 12 of the cookies I made.  I scraped out the flooded areas (as they hadn't fully dried), and re-flooded, being sure to flood them extra full and run a toothpick through the icing this time, but I STILL had cratering problems.  I actually had to go back later with icing on a toothpick and carefully try to fill in the craters - it was a nightmare!  Out of curiosity, I took the same icing and flooded several 3" circle cookies to see what would happen.  Those cookies had NO cratering problems whatsoever.  So, the only thing I figured out was that the icing was fine, but something about flooding in those small areas was causing the cratering issue.  Next time I will have to try the dehumidifier idea that some of you mentioned above..... maybe that's the secret!  Thanks for the idea!


I agree. If I ever see cratering it is in the smallest of areas, like filling in a letter. It's weird. I  even use the scribe to go thorugh it and it still does it...go figure

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