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I had something strange happen to some cookies. I decorated 3 dz cookies. I made the icing the same as I normally do. Flooded them the same as usual. I dry them in a dehydrator. I then decorated and airbrushed pearl over them. Then I let them dry again. I had some extra decorated cookies left, so bonus for me to try. When I broke the cookie in half, it was like a “top” layer of icing came off. And the icing on the cookie felt more like dust. What is going on? The only thing different is I froze the cookies prior to icing but they were thawed out real well. And I airbrushed. Any idea what might have caused this? 

Last edited by Julia M. Usher
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Sounds like you dried them too long, and the icing "sheeted" off. Though hard to say without a picture or being there.

Last edited by Julia M. Usher

Is that even a thing? Drying too long?  That's a possibility because I did have them in the dehydrator longer than what I usually do.  I think my dad might still have a cookie so I'm going to go over there and take a picture. 

SusieC posted:

Is that even a thing? Drying too long?  That's a possibility because I did have them in the dehydrator longer than what I usually do.  I think my dad might still have a cookie so I'm going to go over there and take a picture. 

Yes, definitely. I've had the entire layer of icing come off cookies in big "sheets" (which is why I call it "sheeting") when I've stored cookies very long under dry conditions. Same thing can happen with over-dehydrating.

Drying to long is probably the reason. Ugh! Now I know better. I did take a picture of one but the icing didn’t come off like I’d hope. You can kind of see a little bit but it’s nothing near how it fell off the other day. 

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