Airbrush On Bc?

Decorating By ktbug Updated 28 Aug 2009 , 2:40pm by Loucinda

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ktbug Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 1:41pm
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Hi, I am very interested in getting an airbrush setup. I work with BC mostly and I want to make sure it is worth me investing in. Has anyone ever airbrushed BC? Do you have any pictures? How does it look? I will take all the advice you offer! Thanks!

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varika Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 2:12pm
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The sheetcake in my photos is airbrushed buttercream.

There are a few things to remember when picking your setup. One is that you need to keep your air pressure low, or you'll blow the frosting off the cake. I went to a workshop on cake airbrushing, and the instructor said that you don't want to use more than about 20psi or you'll blow your icing off.

The second is...that's my first airbrushed cake and I still think it looks awful. Unless you're already an airbrush master on t-shirts or something, don't expect your technique to look absolutely perfect from the door.

Third is that you can practice in cheap dollar store coloring books--the instructor for the class I took said that's how he trains all his employees on airbrush. And I would recommend getting a compressor and not using air cans--they're just too inconsistent for pressure!

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Loucinda Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 2:40pm
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My favorite thing to do with the airbrush is pearl! Here are a few of the cakes I have done - I do not like using it to DO the decorating for the most part, I like it for the accents I can do with it.

This one, the cake was sprayed w/ black and the fondant squares were all airbrushed before attaching to the cake:

This one was all pearled - (except the roses)

Here is another one that was pearled:
One that was designed w/ airbrushing:

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