I have been interested in purchasing an airbrush for cake decorating but I have to admit I don't know much about them.... What brand of airbrush machine is good? Anybody have any adive out there for when you are buying your first airbrush machine?
You will need at least one "airbrush" and one "air compressor". Basically, the "airbrush" is what you hold in your hand (silvery metal looking thing). The "compressor" is the motor lookin' thing and a hose connects the two. There are available "kits" that sell the necessary items together.
When looking at specifications for air compressors, you want something that is appropriate in handling low PSI. There are several compressors marketed for crafts such as cake decorating.
Here is a site that sells kits for cake decorating:
I bought mine at Michael's - it is branded by Duff Goldman. I really like it, it's small but does what I need it to do. It takes regular airbrush colors (like Americolor). HTH (Looks like you can by it directly from DG and cheaper than I paid at Michael's.)