Help! Airbrush Disaster!

Decorating By ttshock Updated 1 Feb 2015 , 12:30am by LisaBerczel

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ttshock Posted 29 Jan 2015 , 3:58am
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Ok, first time airbrushing on buttercream...and I'm using red. I know, I know...I thought I did all of my research. But I think I must have went too heavy or sprayed too close. First coat looked awesome. Second coat looked mottled and blotchy. Then I noticed the runs. So, I thought, I'll just blot the runs with paper towels and then respray. Now it's VERY mottled and blotchy. I've let it dry, can I just keep layering to at least make the blotchyness more subtle? Or scrape off the frosting, and re-ice with red frosting? Did I mention it's due tomorrow?? Thanks for any help! Trish

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BeesKnees578 Posted 29 Jan 2015 , 4:05am
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Any chance you could just cover in red fondant or modeling chocolate?

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LisaBerczel Posted 1 Feb 2015 , 12:30am
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Sounds like you needed more drying time between layers.

Even with a DIY based on alcohol/vodka, airbrush colors have a LOT of water in them.


Especially on buttercream, patience is a virtue.

Several light layers with lots of drying time.


If there is an inconspicuous place, you can do a knuckle test (light tap with a knuckle) to see how the color is drying.

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