How to Buy an Airbrush for Decorating Your Cake An airbrush is one of the intricate tools used for decorating cakes. Airbrushing your cake gives it a sophisticated look and makes it seem as if it was made by an expert pastry chef. To know more on how to buy the perfect airbrush for your cake, read on. Airbrushes are used by pastry chefs to color a specific part of the icing or fondant. They are also used to draw images on the cakes, color the flowers and for decorating cupcakes by using various techniques such as stencils and so on. There are a variety of air brushes for you to choose from. The two most important kinds of airbrushes used by expert pastry chefs are: single action airbrushes and dual action airbrushes. In the single action gun, there is a trigger which is pulled back to release air and color. The amount of color that is released depends upon the extent to which the trigger is pulled. The intensity of the color spray depends upon the distance at which you hold the gun from the cake. The nearer you hold the gun, the narrower the color spray and vice versa. A basic airbrush kit consists of a simple compressor along with a single action airbrush gun. A deluxe version of the kit consists of a single action gun and a compressor that has a knob that regulates the air and color flow. This helps in regulating the color spray as you wish it to appear on the cake. There is another air brush kit that uses a dual action airbrush gun. The dual action airbrush gun has a trigger and a knob which help in releasing color/air and to regulate the color/air flow respectively. In order to maintain the pressure setting, the compressor will on and off. This airbrush gun has a moisture trap that removes the excess moisture that accumulates in the airline. You can choose either of these airbrushes according to your needs. Airbrushing guns also require special colors in the right consistency to avoid clogging. To complement the airbrush gun that you buy it is essential to buy the best supplementary tools such as stencils and so on.
It is also essential to know how the different kinds of airbrushes work before zeroing in on the one you want to buy. It is advisable to learn to use the airbrush before you invest in it. Buying an airbrush is never an irrevocable investment as you can sell it once you upgrade to better equipment or you think the one you possess is of no use to you anymore. To
Published on Nov 26, 2013
An airbrush is one of the intricate tools used for decorating cakes. Airbrushing your cake gives it a sophisticated look and makes it seem a...