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post #1 of 155
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can you use any kind of airbrush set (as long as they are not propellant driven) for cakes and simply use the food safe dye's instead of paint?
post #2 of 155
I'm not sure what you mean by food safe dye - I assume you mean food coloring. I have a badger 360 which is not made for cake decorating. It works great. I use wilton food gels thinned with vodka to spray. They sell airbrush coloring, which is good to use, too. I just have to go to a cake store and it is 40 minutes away. Plus they are a little expensive. I buy one each time I go. The wilton/vodka method works for me. HTH.
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post #3 of 155
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yes I meant food coloring icon_smile.gif did you everhave someting in your head and forget what to call it LOL having one of those days icon_redface.gif

Thats exactly what I meant, the badger set at the craft stoe. I have a 50% off coupon so I think I might go ahead and buy it. Di you have a seperate compressor or did the kit you bought come with one?
post #4 of 155
Hello all I am looking to buy my first airbrush for decorating cakes any suggestions??

Thanks, Tim
post #5 of 155
Are their airbrushes just for cake decorating? How big do they usually come?
post #6 of 155
I just purchased one from a cake supply company. It's the same one we used in my FIL bakery.
Copy and past the link below, and it will bring you right to the page.

http://www.cakedeco.com/cgi-bin/webc.cgi/st_prod.html?p_prodid=2764&p_catid=241&page=1

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post #7 of 155
Before you buy one at the craft store check EBay. They have cheaper ones than the ones at the craft store even after the 50% off.
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post #8 of 155
My husband had gotten me SEVERAL different airbrushes and different brands. Each brand and type seems to do something different. And there are different styles to consider.

I think the best thing is a seperate conpressor that has a pressure guage on it that can be controlled.

I personally like the already made airbrush dyes. Not that expensive and all set to go when needed.
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post #9 of 155
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I have a seperate compressor that I use for my pnuematic nail gun (bit of a tool belt diva, I love construction, I built my sons room when I was 7 months pregnant with him). Can I use that? How low does the pressure need to be?
post #10 of 155
I bought the kopykake one I absolutely love it. I bought it from Walkers for 149.00 plus shipping it was my birthday present to myself. (how horrible is that?) LOL

Its seems pretty simple but I am still learning quiet abit about it.
post #11 of 155
someone recommended this one in a former post. She said when she was in a class where they needed air brushes all the others had problems with there air brush except her. It seems like it comes with a lot too and it has a reasonable price.
http://www.bearair.com/prodinfo.asp?number=100259
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post #12 of 155
mellormom, that's the airbrush I have and I wouldn't trade it for any other. I've seen the kopykake one's work and the finished product isn't as nice as it is with the aztek 470. There's no needle to clean or bend with this one and I have several extra cups so changing colors is a breeze.
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post #13 of 155
What does everyone think about this one? I've been thinking about getting one of these.
http://www.amazon.com/CAKE-DECORATING-AIRBRUSH-Food-Colors-Compressor/dp/B001ESP2BY
post #14 of 155
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Originally Posted by Malakin

What does everyone think about this one? I've been thinking about getting one of these.
http://www.amazon.com/CAKE-DECORATING-AIRBRUSH-Food-Colors-Compressor/dp/B001ESP2BY


It's pretty heavy duty, if you're going to use A LOT I would think it would fit your needs. However, if you don't do that much air brushing, I would invest in a smaller compressor.
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post #15 of 155
melloermom - I was looking at that one! My problem was trying to figure out the compressor to get for it. Is it better to have the ones that you pour the color into the cup or the ones which have the containers that you attach from the bottom? Sorry, I don't know the terms.
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