Airbrush Help

Decorating By delosa Updated 6 Dec 2008 , 4:44pm by delosa

delosa Posted 5 Dec 2008 , 7:55pm
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I just got the Aztek A470 Airbrush Set for my birthday. I also received a compressor which can be adjusted from 0-60 ppm.

Which nozzle do I use for cake decorating. I bought some kopykat colors & some of the pearl colors.

I have tried several but never seem to get it right.

Thanks

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tiggy2 Posted 5 Dec 2008 , 8:05pm
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I think I use the gray one for most everything.

Frankyola Posted 5 Dec 2008 , 8:21pm
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I would like to know what nozzle too.

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Frankyola Posted 5 Dec 2008 , 8:24pm
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I am sorry tiggy2 I didn't read your post before mine, so I know now it is the gray icon_redface.gificon_redface.gificon_redface.gificon_redface.gif

tinygoose Posted 5 Dec 2008 , 8:40pm
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I find 18psi is plenty to airbrush a cake. I go even lower for small pieces that tend to fly away. Don't know about the nozzle, I have an dual airbrush, Airbrush City brand. Remember to clean it after every use or you will be taking the thing apart alot. Have fun, I love mine.

melysa Posted 5 Dec 2008 , 9:11pm
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oooh, so glad to see this!

i got an airbrush LAST CHRISTMAS, and have yet to use it! (pathetic). anyway, i'm making a wedding cake today with a light champagne colored fondant. i considered spraying over with a light layer of pearl and gold, but am scared to death to just crank up the airbrush when i've never used it before. i know NOTHING.

any tips for an overall light spray of luster? (not thick or solid color, just a light shimmer).

psi, etc? thanks

mazz Posted 5 Dec 2008 , 9:24pm
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I am looking into getting an airbrush and I am considering the azteco. Can you also use it for cocoa butter? I too would like to know more about this airbrush.

tinygoose Posted 5 Dec 2008 , 9:39pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by melysa

oooh, so glad to see this!

i got an airbrush LAST CHRISTMAS, and have yet to use it! (pathetic). anyway, i'm making a wedding cake today with a light champagne colored fondant. i considered spraying over with a light layer of pearl and gold, but am scared to death to just crank up the airbrush when i've never used it before. i know NOTHING.

any tips for an overall light spray of luster? (not thick or solid color, just a light shimmer).

psi, etc? thanks




I like Lucks brand "Pearl" shimmer airbrush color. They make gold, blue, etc too, but I use the pearl one to do an all over light shimmer. You don't have to turn anything up, just hold the brush back about 12" from the cake and spin the cake slowly on a turntable. Usually I airbrush it lightly with vodka first to get rid of any cornstarch marks, etc., then the shimmer. Don't use it on black, it will dull it and make it more gray.

tinygoose Posted 5 Dec 2008 , 9:42pm
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You can also premix some pearl luster dust with vodka and airbrush that on too, just don't use water on fondant it will make it shiny.

delosa Posted 6 Dec 2008 , 4:44pm
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Thanks for all the suggestions. It will give me a great starting off point.

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