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:

Paasche VL SET Airbrush System Kit Air Compressor Tank T Shirt Hobby Cake Tattoo
Paasche VL SET Airbrush System Kit Air Compressor Tank T Shirt Hobby Cake Tattoo
$159.99
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 16m

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: 10d 19h 5m
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Duf Cake Decorating Airbrush Machine
Duf Cake Decorating Airbrush Machine
$75.00
Time Remaining: 2d 4h 38m

03MM Dual action airbrush compressor Complete kit for cake making toy AC06 32K
03MM Dual action airbrush compressor Complete kit for cake making toy AC06 32K
$54.79
Time Remaining: 2d 4h 41m

2 3 5 Gravity Dual Action AIRBRUSH KIT Tank Air Compressor Hobby Cake Tattoo
2 3 5 Gravity Dual Action AIRBRUSH KIT Tank Air Compressor Hobby Cake Tattoo
$119.99
Time Remaining: 15d 22h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $119.99

Master G23 Gravity Airbrush  Air Compressor Set Kit Dual Action Hobby Cake Art
Master G23 Gravity Airbrush Air Compressor Set Kit Dual Action Hobby Cake Art
$60.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 4h 37m

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: 3d 10h 1m

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
$86.99
Time Remaining: 25d 9m
Buy It Now for only: $86.99

Pro 3 Tip Gravity Airbrush Set 16B Air Compressor Kit Dual Action Hobby Cake Art
Pro 3 Tip Gravity Airbrush Set 16B Air Compressor Kit Dual Action Hobby Cake Art
$66.99
Time Remaining: 3d 21h 21m

1 16oz Cup Gravity Airbrush Set  C16 Air Compressor Kit Dual Action Hobby Cake
1 16oz Cup Gravity Airbrush Set C16 Air Compressor Kit Dual Action Hobby Cake
$57.99
Time Remaining: 4d 13h 51m

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: 12d 17h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $90.99

New Dual Action Airbrush Kit Compressor Hobby Nail Art Tattoo Cake Spray T Shirt
New Dual Action Airbrush Kit Compressor Hobby Nail Art Tattoo Cake Spray T Shirt
$55.99
Time Remaining: 4d 22h 36m

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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