I'm brand new to cookie decorating, and I really want to make it into a full-time hobby. I made some practice cookies today for a customer, however I find that my outline makes these craters as they dry. I use 20-30 second icing, and I find the consistency to be fine while piping, but could it be that? Also, I don't know if this matters, but I'm living in Houston where its really, really humid. If that has something to do with the drying process? Does anyone else have this problem?
It's because the icing you're using is too loose (and thickly/widely piped), so it collapses in on itself before the underlying icing has fully set. Try thickening your icing or piping a thinner line. There is much more on the topic of cratering throughout our forums: https://cookieconnection.julia...agination.sort=SCORE