I Just Baked Cookies And It Has Bumps

Baking By sugarcheryl Updated 13 Jan 2010 , 6:40pm by ecrandal

sugarcheryl Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 9:01pm
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It was flat and smooth and I do not know what I did wrong? Has this happen to any one?
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artscallion Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 9:18pm
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Are they solid bumps or air pockets?

kiki07 Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 9:23pm
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When that happens to me I just press them with the bottom of my spatula while they are hot and the bumps flatten out and you can't see them once decorated.

newmansmom2004 Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 9:25pm
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Originally Posted by kiki07

When that happens to me I just press them with the bottom of my spatula while they are hot and the bumps flatten out and you can't see them once decorated.





Ditto. I get little ones every now and then. Just press down on it gently to flatten.

sugarcheryl Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 9:45pm
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Okay thanks icon_biggrin.gif

luv2bake6 Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 10:18pm
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That happens to me as well. I also get the indentations (inverted bubbles) on the backs of the cookies. Anyone get that?

Deb_ Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 12:17am
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Yup, they're like air bubbles that you sometimes get in cakes.

I too flatten them out with my spatula while they're still hot from the oven.

sugarcheryl Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 1:25pm
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Yes I baked some more and I just flatten them while the were warm and they were fine.

linedancer Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 1:48pm
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I used to get these a lot. I figured I had to be incorporating too much air. Now I add only about 2/3 of the flour using the mixer and then the rest by hand. I found this eliminates most of the bubbles.

When I do get them, I use the flatten them out while warm method, as the others do.

HTH

sugarcheryl Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 2:49pm
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Thanks linedancer I kinda thought I was incorporating to much air in my batter.

linedancer Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 2:59pm
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You are welcome, happy baking icon_smile.gif

luddroth Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 3:02pm
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You can also reduce or eliminate the baking soda -- a recipe that is more like a shortbread bakes up flatter.

cylstrial Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 3:55pm
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I also flatten mine. But I just poke a little hole in the pocket of air and then gently squish the air out with my finger. Then I just run my finger over it until it's smooth.

ecrandal Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 6:21pm
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Has anyone tried baking the cookies face down to help eliminate this and produce a flat cookie? I had a customer request custom cookie cutters that were made backwards so they could bake them face down, then flip them over and decorate. Any ideas or experience?
Personally, I have the bubble problem even with 'butter cookies'.

bonniebakes Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 7:10pm
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ecrandal -

Someone on here does that... I Can't remember who now, but if I do I'll PM you. They bake them and then turn them over and decorate on the "back" of the cookie.

Does anyone remember who it is?

ruthi Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 7:14pm
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I also flatten all my cookies as soon as they come out of the oven and it works like a dream....I don't remember where I learned this tip, but I used to use the cookie spatula and sometimes ended up making things worse because of the handle getting in the way, so I now use a fondant smoother and it works like a dream.

linedancer Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 10:27pm
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bonniebakes , indydebi maybe???

bonniebakes Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 12:35am
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linedancer - that's who I was thinking, too, but I didn't want o say it if I wasn't sure and haven't found the thread where I saw it yet....

linedancer Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 3:06am
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Here is one thread where indydebi says that what she does:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-174621-decorate.html+cookies

There may have been another, but I couldn't find it either.

kiki07 Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 6:05pm
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Originally Posted by bonniebakes

ecrandal -

Someone on here does that... I Can't remember who now, but if I do I'll PM you. They bake them and then turn them over and decorate on the "back" of the cookie.

Does anyone remember who it is?



It's indydebi...she knows everything! x

ecrandal Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 6:40pm
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thank you.
I checked that post and it seemed she was doing that with chocolate chip (drop) cookies. Has anyone specifically used it with sugar/NFSC or butter cookies (thats what we make!). If I get a chance to try this, I'll post the results. eric

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