I am looking to buy a steamer and an airbrush set very soon....I don't even know what people use to steam their cakes, but I love the look it gives...any recommendtations? also, same for an airbrush system - - just wondering what works really well!
Just your basic clothing steamer. I have a Paashe double action airbrush and am happy with it. I purchased my compressor from Harbor Freight, it was less expensive than any others I found, just make sure that it has a regulator.
forgive me for sounding ignorant....I have never even steamed my clothes before I don't even iron! so what is a good brand for a steamer as well???
I have no idea. Check on Amazon or Bed Bath & Beyond. You don't need anything fancy.
I bought a hand held steamer at WalMart for $20.00 It has worked fine for me. I found it in the section where they have ironing boards/clothes hangers.
Now for my ignorance, why would you steam a cake? What does it change about the appearance?
It makes the fondant very shiny- I tested this by putting a piece over steam from a pot of boiling water- and it makes it sooooo pretty- I saw it on TV (on one of those extreme rare times I got to watch TV, lol) but some decorators steam their whole cake after they are done- I just ordered a steamer off of amazon....
now for an airbrush system....
I have had my KopyKake airbrush for about 6 years now and never had a problem (and I use it a lot)
Thanks, I will look up kopykake and a Paashe double action airbrush.....does anyone else have a system that they are super happy with?
I got mine from CVS for about $10. It works great. I don't think the brand matters as long as you don't get your cake/flowers too close.
I have the Duff airbrush machine that can be bought at Michael's craft store. I used one of their rare 60% off one item coupons. But they almost always have a 40% off coupon available.
Michael's also carries Badger Airbrush systems.... a lot more versitle and robust a system than the Duff unit, IMO.
I also have a KopyKate airbrush system. I use it a ton and rarely have any issues with it.
Thanks for your help! I got a steamer, and I'm going to look into those airbrush systems now!