I have a four tier chocolate BC wedding cake that needs to have a "shiny" finish. I have been wanting to get an airbrush forever and I think this is definitely the time to do it--but I have confused myself on what would be the best one to get. I am in the process of getting legal, having a commercial kitchen and know I'll be using it a great deal more in the future. Advice please!!!
If you do a search on 'airbrush,' you will find hours upon hours of reading to do on this subject, and I bet you'll find a few threads where Jan has provided a comprehensive list of links to threads on airbrushes.
I have been reading and reading, although I haven't found the Jan one yet but I bet it's there! That's what is confusing me!! AFter all of this reading I'm leaning towards just getting the KopyKake KROMA one--I'd love to hear what people think is the best brand, cost, etc. I'm so confused!!!!
Please, anyone with a smidgen of airbrush expertise?!?! Advice please!
I have the aztek 470 and IMO it's far superior to the kopykake. I took a airbrush class and everyone had the kopykake but me and everyone's finished product had little specks or spatters but me. It just seems to have a "finer finisher" for lack of a better way of putting it.
Well, I've had a Paasche for quite awhile and was happy with it but didn't need to do any fine detail work. A couple of weekends ago, I took an airbrushing class with Bronwen Weber and she said that my Paasche was too big for detailing (it's a 3.0 size), so I bought what she had supplied for everyone who didn't already own one: an Airbrush City GD400 (a 2.0 size). I can really do some fine detailing work now and love it. It does not speckle or splatter.
As for a compressor, I have an Airmaster Plus by Kopykake.
This is exactly the kind of advice I was needing--thank you so much!!
I have the small one, the koroma from Kopykake and it works fine for me. I use my luster dust with vodka mix and airbrush some of my wedding cakes, and it works perfect for that.
I haven't used it yet for detail work, buy employee is awesome with it and does beautiful detail work with it.
hope this helps!
although, I always want to buy the very best so you don't have to do the costly upgrade later...so you may want to go with the other kinds.