I just got an airbrush for christmas, but was wondering what do I need to know to get started? Anyone know any good blogs or you tube videos that go step by step to show what to do? I am a visual learner so pictures and videos are great for me. Also, I would love to see your cakes made with airbrushing so I can see the possibilities. Please help!
Also, can you airbrush on cookies? fondant? royal icing? ect... any help is greatly appreciated!
You can airbrush your first-born if you want to! Idon't know about videos, I have been teaching myself. My best advice is as follows:
1 - make a booth that is completely self-contained, or you will end up with color everywhere. And I do mean everywhere. And it will take months to completely get rid of it.
2 - wear gloves. vinyl, latex, whatever. but wear them. Even when you are cleaning up.
3 - don't touch the cake while it is drying.
4 - apply color in light coats. like painting your nails. a couple of light coats is way better than one thick one. the thick one beads and looks yucky.
5 - let the cake dry between coats.
that's what I've got so far. Have fun!!!! I LOVE airbrushing!!! it is way more versatile than coloring fondant!!!
how long does it take to dry?
I don't really know. I'm too impatient!!!! HAHAHAHAAA!!!! I would do a light spray, and wait a half hour, until it doesn't feel tacky anymore. Then do another coat. It will dry in the fridge, if you need it to be refridgerated.
go to www.howtoairbrush.com They have excellent tutorials on beginner stuff -- not exclusive to cake decorating but certainly helpful.
thanks, mommyle... i'm pretty impatient too
thanks bobwonderbuns- I will check it out.
What airbrush you got? I'm looking for one...
this is the one I bought, I hope it works okay!
thanks! thats the one I was looking at...but I just hoped to get a cheapest one there is...I'm just doing cakes for hobby amd have a tight budget...I guess I can save up =)
me too. Just for hobbie and no $$.
I hope this one works okay, I haven't tried it yet.
lol...well let me know how it turns out!