So I got an airbrush machine for Christmas... I was SOOO excited to use it. Tried it out today and made a HUGE mess. There is a dry blue mist all over everything in my house. Does anyone have any ideas as to how to do this without making a mess? Surely people don't take their cakes outside to airbrush them, so there must be a much better way than how I was doing it . Any advice would be so greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Airbrushing "rules" and link to building a spraying box:
Oh wow... that is exactly what I needed, thank you so much! I knew there must be a trick of some sort, and the airbrush cabinet will be perfect. Luckily, my husband is extremely handy with that sort of thing, so I think he'd be glad to build it for me.
This is why I love CC, and the moderators! You guys are the best.
You're very welcome.
in the meantime, or as a cheap alternative, I saw on a Martha Stewart segment, she was spraying in a cardboard box like thing, like a box on its side, with the sides angled out more. But a box might do till you get a cabinet made, if it's big enough to see into??
On the odd occasion I use an airbrush I place the cake in the shower cubicle and spray in there then just clean the cubicle.
Check the pressure.
Checking the pressure was a good tip. I read online that it should be kept around 20 to 40 psi, while mine came set at 60. I had no idea that 60 was too high for cakes. I thought there would be some instructions in the box as to optimum pressure for different applications, but I see now that this is going to be a trial and error experience. That, and ideas from CCers.