Originally Posted by rica827
Is anyone able to tell me why my icing is getting craters? The cookie base was completely dry. It only happens with small details like dots, eyes, and leaves. I use a recipe with powdered sugar, corn syrup, milk and flavoring. It's so aggravating!!
Any help is greatly appreciated!
Yeah, it does that. Royal Icing dents and the smaller the area the bigger the dent. Look up the use of craft embossing heat guns, I think that's what they're called.
The heat gun is like a small hair dryer and it's awesome. I just got mine recently and made my last few batches of cookies with no craters.
See those little black stems, not a dent. I did the outline of each cookie and filled in the stem with black. Picked up the little heat gun, gave it a soft blow from about 6 inches away. WooHoo no dents. You gotta kind of gently wave the flow of hot air over the area, or it creates waves in the icing.