Airbrushing Options

Decorating By meika10 Updated 25 Nov 2019 , 5:23pm by -K8memphis

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meika10 Posted 18 Nov 2019 , 11:48pm
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My niece wants this cake for her birthday:

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(Sorry, I don't know where she got the picture from to give credit)

I believe I can get the carving down pat to look similar, but not as amazing. However, I do not have an airbrusher to get the real affects of the coloring. 
And there are not color mist for brown, I was wondering if anyone has dabbled with luster dust- well.. colour dust and steam? like you would with a gumpaste flower? would this work well? tho tricky to put steam on this cake.. i'm desperate for ideas! 

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kakeladi Posted 19 Nov 2019 , 12:18am
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Yes you can get a similar coloring w/dusts    Steaming only lasts a few minutes.

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-K8memphis Posted 19 Nov 2019 , 9:35pm
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you don’t have to steam it — it’s an option used on flowers like you said so it seals the color on considering all the handling — but dusts stay on fine without steaming —

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meika10 Posted 21 Nov 2019 , 6:03am
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Quote by @kakeladi on 2 days ago

Yes you can get a similar coloring w/dusts    Steaming only lasts a few minutes.

Thank you so much! What do you mean by steaming only lasts a few minutes? Then it reverts back to the powdered look? Sorry! Thanks

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meika10 Posted 21 Nov 2019 , 6:04am
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ah that makes sense! Thank you! I feel a little better now! (still nervous, haha, but better!)

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meika10 Posted 21 Nov 2019 , 6:04am
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ah that makes sense! Thank you! I feel a little better now! (still nervous, haha, but better!)

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meika10 Posted 21 Nov 2019 , 6:04am
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ah that makes sense! Thank you! I feel a little better now! (still nervous, haha, but better!)

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meika10 Posted 21 Nov 2019 , 6:04am
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ah that makes sense! Thank you! I feel a little better now! (still nervous, haha, but better!)

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meika10 Posted 21 Nov 2019 , 6:04am
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ah that makes sense! Thank you! I feel a little better now! (still nervous, haha, but better!)

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kakeladi Posted 21 Nov 2019 , 6:47pm
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Just to clairify - no, it does not revert back to dust :)   Just that the shine disappears.    Glad that you feel better about using dusts.

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SandraSmiley Posted 22 Nov 2019 , 3:00pm
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I only recently purchased an airbrush and have always dry dusted or painted with a brush, when doing sculptures.  You can get a very nice result that way.  I would suggest, for a piece this size, use inexpensive makeup brushes to apply the dusts.

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-K8memphis Posted 25 Nov 2019 , 5:23pm
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 hey — looks like last call — the lights are flickering here —


let’s meet up on  “keep calm and cake on” on fb

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