I am looking into airbrush kits, but I'm not sure if I want to invest right now (I just bought the Agbay cake leveler - ). In the meantime, can I use the canned spray colors (I saw a few brands including Duff's Graffiti sprays)?
Thanks in advance!
As long as they are edible and foodsafe sprays then yes. I have used the wilton one's in the past, they work ok. Just cover everything and especially the areas on the cake where you dont want coverage.
You certainly CAN use them, but don't expect to get the same results as you would with an airbrush. I don't have an airbrush either, and I've used the Wilton cans a couple of times with mediocre results. I haven't tried Duff's, though.
but don't expect to get the same results as you would with an airbrush
What are the differences in the results (i.e., wetter looking, etc)?
I absolutley LOVE duff's cake graffti. its super easy to work with and the colors look amazing when i use them. I to would like to invest in an airbrush kit but until then they work great other then the limited color selection but I imagine with time you could layer the colors to combine them.
I can't comment on the graffiti sprays, but I'm not a fan of the Wilton sprays. If you are lucky enough to purchase cans that actually have a working nozzle, you'll get average coverage that needs several coats before achieving the final result expected (which goes along with a greater chance for runs, spurts, and splotches). Black turns out to be dark gray, compared to using an airbrush. I'll stick to using my airbrushes because it's not worth the trouble for the results I get. I thought it would be a convenience, but it's not. Perhaps if you only needed light coverage occasionally it would work for you, however, try a different brand than Wilton.
I don't know about the Duff sprays bu thte Wilton ones stink! They come out all spotty and the cake looks terrible! Ruined a cake I did for a 15's and then had to end up painting the whole cake to cover up the spots. UGH! tHAT WAS FRUSTRATING!