Is There A Way To Make Your Own Airbrush System?

Decorating By aminaz Updated 10 May 2009 , 2:53am by andiesweet

aminaz Posted 9 May 2009 , 7:08pm
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since airbrush is a really expensive and would need an investment, is there a way of creating your own with the usual edible colors?

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Rylan Posted 9 May 2009 , 7:15pm
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Hmfs, I really have no clue. I'd rather buy for safety.

aminaz Posted 9 May 2009 , 8:58pm
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the thing is i don't do alot of cakes so i thought if there is a way to make your own at least i can try that way untill i save up and more orders come through!

Mommy_Cakes Posted 9 May 2009 , 9:05pm
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Michael's, and I'm sure other stores, carry food coloring in a spray can now.
hth

aminaz Posted 9 May 2009 , 9:20pm
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the thing is these cans contain ethanol. i don't use products that have that. is there no other method? please some one help?

-K8memphis Posted 9 May 2009 , 9:29pm
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Well tell me what's a matter with ethanol.

But I mean you can get a fine mist sprayer--like the ones for hair spray--the pump bottles--I can get them in the drug stores here in the US. I just get brand new ones like from Walgreen's (a big chain drug store--sells all kinds of stuff) so use airbrush color and alcohol. Because the other colors can clog the sprayer.

But you won't have much control--you can get a spray but to get the nice direction and refinement you gotta bite the bullet for the airbrush.

Kimmers971 Posted 9 May 2009 , 10:40pm
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I bought my system from http://stores.ebay.com/TCPGlobal-AutoBodyDepot_Cake-Decorating-Bakery-Suppl_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ861461014QQftidZ2QQtZkm
and the kit came with the airbrush (2 actually), compressor and paints. Check it out, I only spent around $110 so it's not a huge investment. I'm also a hobby baker mostly so it doesn't get alot of use.

Good Luck!

blondeez Posted 9 May 2009 , 10:54pm
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Originally Posted by Kimmers971

I bought my system from http://stores.ebay.com/TCPGlobal-AutoBodyDepot_Cake-Decorating-Bakery-Suppl_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ861461014QQftidZ2QQtZkm
and the kit came with the airbrush (2 actually), compressor and paints. Check it out, I only spent around $110 so it's not a huge investment. I'm also a hobby baker mostly so it doesn't get alot of use.

Good Luck!




Thanks for this link.

blondeez Posted 9 May 2009 , 10:55pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kimmers971

I bought my system from http://stores.ebay.com/TCPGlobal-AutoBodyDepot_Cake-Decorating-Bakery-Suppl_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ861461014QQftidZ2QQtZkm
and the kit came with the airbrush (2 actually), compressor and paints. Check it out, I only spent around $110 so it's not a huge investment. I'm also a hobby baker mostly so it doesn't get alot of use.

Good Luck!




Thanks for this link.

CakesbyCindi Posted 9 May 2009 , 11:04pm
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I too have given this some thought. My son bought a small air brush system to paint model cars with. It was only 30.00 at the hobby store. I wonder if they can be used just for the occasional cake, so that you don't have to make a big investment. Does anyone know? Hubbys not home or I would ask him...

varika Posted 9 May 2009 , 11:12pm
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Originally Posted by CakesbyCindi

I too have given this some thought. My son bought a small air brush system to paint model cars with. It was only 30.00 at the hobby store. I wonder if they can be used just for the occasional cake, so that you don't have to make a big investment. Does anyone know? Hubbys not home or I would ask him...




I've read that as long as you NEVER run anything but food color through it, it should be fine. I THINK the main difference is the ammount of air pressure you need; for cakes, you want much less air pressure than some mediums, because you'll blow your frosting off if it's too high.

chefjess819 Posted 9 May 2009 , 11:14pm
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try truckload sales in your area. i got an airbrush with the hose and extra bottle for $5. and look in the automotive section for small compressors..usually run around $25. then you can use just regular food coloring and i use them with either vanilla rum or vodka and it gives it a nice vanilla flavor to it. hope this helps!

Justbeck101 Posted 10 May 2009 , 2:46am
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I bought one for about $100 off of ebay. It is like Ronald Winbecklers. Only, there are no name brands on the compressor. The gun is an aztec. I love it. I had to play with it a little but it is great. The more I use it the easier it gets. If you want more info, pm me.

luvchocolate Posted 10 May 2009 , 2:50am
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I haven't tried to do this, but understand that you can make an airbrush system using a nebulizer. Of course, you have to find a nebulizer that someone is no longer using!

Here's information I saved from CC.

Nebulizer as compressor threads:

http://forum.cakecentral.com/c.....1589-.html

http://forum.cakecentral.com/c.....7763-.html

http://forum.cakecentral.com/c.....3993-.html

andiesweet Posted 10 May 2009 , 2:53am
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My hubby bought my airbrush at Harbour Frieght tool store for about $50. The bottles with lids and the hose came together in a set for another $15 or so. I use it all the time with no problem. It's 1/8 horsepower oilless compressor. There is also a pen attachment you can get to do fine line work, I have it but haven't used it yet.

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