All About Cake Airbrush Equipment And Supplies

Cake Decorating With An Airbrush Set

There are countless things you can do with an airbrush, but one of the most interesting (and tasty) applications is for cake decorating. Using the iced cake as your canvas, you can go about creating a totally unique and exciting work of art.

After the baking is complete and the flour & icing dust have settled, you'll need a few pieces of equipment to get started on your masterpiece.

* An airbrush system. This will include an airbrush gun, a compressed gas source (usually a small compressor) and a hose connecting the two.

* Liquid food colors, especially designed for cake airbrushing. This edible "paint" is available in a great variety of kits covering every imaginable color.

* Stencils. This is optional but it can make your task simpler and the results more professional. Precut stencils and templates of every shape and design can be purchased for airbrushing - and many of them are specifically designed for cake decorating.


It's a good idea to sketch out a good design on paper before picking up the airbrush. And if you are new to airbrushing, realize that using an airbrush is a skill that takes a bit of practice. Be sure to master the basics of the tool before tackling the cake. Erasing mistakes on icing is messy!

Once you get started spraying the cake design, you will be using warm water to clean the color cup and needle between color changes.

You can use variously shaped stiff paper, cardboard or plastic for controlling your edges where you want sharper borders or to control overspray. Remember to try out precut stencils too for spraying on instant shapes.

Decorating a cake with an airbrush can be as simple as spraying on flat washes of color or hand-writing spray lettering. As your skill level increases you can advance to highly detailed unique works of art. Once you start creating masterpieces, the only trouble may be that nobody will be willing to cut the cake! Good luck with your cake airbrushing endeavors!

Here are a few of the many cake decorating airbrush kits available for sale today. If you see anything that interests you, just click the links:

Master G22 Gravity Airbrush  C28 Air Compressor Set Kit Dual Action Hobby Cake
Master G22 Gravity Airbrush C28 Air Compressor Set Kit Dual Action Hobby Cake
$84.99
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 2m

Airbrush Food Cake Decorating Design Kit 12 Color Supplies Set Air Compressor
Airbrush Food Cake Decorating Design Kit 12 Color Supplies Set Air Compressor
$108.99
Time Remaining: 28d 8h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $108.99

HEART Air Compressor Kit PRO 3 Tip Dual Action Airbrush Set Cake Tattoo Nail Art
HEART Air Compressor Kit PRO 3 Tip Dual Action Airbrush Set Cake Tattoo Nail Art
$65.99
Time Remaining: 6d 12h 19m

CAKE DECORATING AIRBRUSH KIT Air Compressor Americolor 4 Color Food Coloring Set
CAKE DECORATING AIRBRUSH KIT Air Compressor Americolor 4 Color Food Coloring Set
$66.96
Time Remaining: 6d 12h 19m

Complete Cake Decorating Airbrush Supplies Kit System Set
Complete Cake Decorating Airbrush Supplies Kit System Set
$108.95
Time Remaining: 9d 8h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $108.95

Pro Dual Action Gravity Feed 6 Airbrush Set Cake Tattoo Hobby Craft Auto Paint
Pro Dual Action Gravity Feed 6 Airbrush Set Cake Tattoo Hobby Craft Auto Paint
$137.99
Time Remaining: 6d 17h 2m

NEW Cake Decorating  Make Up Airbrush Kit with Compressor Budget decorating
NEW Cake Decorating Make Up Airbrush Kit with Compressor Budget decorating
$112.88
Time Remaining: 3d 3h 22m

Complete Cake Decorating Airbrush Kit 6 Color Set Air Brush Supplies Machine
Complete Cake Decorating Airbrush Kit 6 Color Set Air Brush Supplies Machine
$90.99
Time Remaining: 6h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $90.99

G23 AIRBRUSH  MINI AIR COMPRESSOR SET KIT Dual Action Gravity Paint Hobby Cake
G23 AIRBRUSH MINI AIR COMPRESSOR SET KIT Dual Action Gravity Paint Hobby Cake
$55.99
Time Remaining: 6h 47m

NEW 8 AmeriMist Food Color Cake Decorating Airbrush Kit w Air Compressor
NEW 8 AmeriMist Food Color Cake Decorating Airbrush Kit w Air Compressor
$74.95
Time Remaining: 8h 32m

Dual Action Airbrush CAKE DECORATING AIRBRUSHING KIT with Set of 12 Food Colors
Dual Action Airbrush CAKE DECORATING AIRBRUSHING KIT with Set of 12 Food Colors
$74.96
Time Remaining: 27d 21h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $74.96

NEW 8 AmeriMist Food Color Cake Decorating Airbrush Kit w Air Compressor
NEW 8 AmeriMist Food Color Cake Decorating Airbrush Kit w Air Compressor
$74.95
Time Remaining: 12h 47m

Airbrush types for cake decorating

Airbrushes come in various configurations. The simplest type is the single-action. This means that your only control mechanism is the push-down trigger. The mixing ratio of air-to-pigment is preset before spraying begins. This type tends to be cheaper but is more limited. If your main interest is just flat washes of color and limited detail work, this type of airbrush will be just fine.

The double-action airbrush has 2 controls available. Pushing the trigger down will allow the air to flow and pulling the trigger back will control the paint - in this case the edible food coloring. With a little practice, these controls become intuitive, allowing you to get more creative with your cake decorating.

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