I am staring to make cakes and i really want to do airbrush on cakes, but i need to buy one first lol...th only problem is, i hae nooo idea about them...where can i get them?? how much do they cost?? which kind is best?? I have no idea lol...someone told me that all it is is a regular air compressor thing wiht a metal pen type thing connected to it with a hose, i dunno im confused lol, I just really like the look of airbrushed cakes..can someone help me out??? thanx a bunch yall!! <3
Try Kopykake.com...the airmaster seems to be the most popular airbrush.This is the model that I have and I just love it!!! The whole unit costs about $225.00
I have the same as kiddiekakes, and wouldn't trade it for anything.
If you are looking for a simple way to airbrush, there is something that you can buy at craft stores called an atomizer.
It is very inexpensive, and does the trick.
Ty out the Wilton sprays in the can first to make sure you like the look of it...the I agree that kopykake is the best and it gives you lots of control where the color goes and is great for not only paining your cakes, but I like to make up bunches of plain flowers out of royal and gumpaste and then when I need them I can just airbrush them (or chalk them).
tastycakes, That is a great idea for the flowers, I'll have to try it.
I have an airbrush, and I've tried the sprays... there is NO comparison! The sprays are awful to work with and you use a ton and still can't get more than a hint of colour!!! With the airbrush you can achieve soft, subtle colours, or beautifully strong ones!!!
If you look in my gallery, all the red cakes were airbrushed, as were the Darth Vader ones and the navy blue under the globe (as well as the globe!). You can use it with stencils, or freehand (I used a combination of those on my snowboard cake) or you can "paint" with it (haven't really done that yet, but many others here have!)
MelC, I totally agree, but I wouldn't want anyone to go to the expense of purchasing an airbrush if they're just starting out. I've got equipment for many hobbies I 'thought' i was really into (esp. scrapbooking - argh!) So though it really doesn't come close, I wouldn't advise someone to buy it if they haven't tried something even remotely like it!
So, Savannah Jane, if you know someone who has an airbrush who'd be willing to let you try it out, it would be worth the trouble!