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I have never used an airbrush. Not even sure what I would use it for but it's always been something in my mind to explore. I was in Michael's today and they had one on clearance marked down from $100 to $20. I know nothing about it but after checking with the manager to make sure it wasn't a final sale, I got it. It's a Badger Deluxe Set Model 200. This was a total impulse buy and I figured I would at least look into it before I open it.

So, my questions are:
1) What's the difference between a regular airbrush kit and a "cake" airbrush kit?
2) Is there any way to use regular cake tint like Americolor or Wilton in an airbrush? Or should it always be "airbrush" colors?

I would be using this for very light use. Maybe airbrushing some color on fondant roses or something like that. It's a technique that I wanted to try more than a need for it.

Any thoughts? As always, thank you!
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A-ha! I've been wading through my search results for airbrushes and I think I got the answers I needed. Still, if anyone has experience with this airbrush, I would love to hear about it. I might try it just because I'm just looking for something to airbrush dried BC or fondant flowers, etc. My daughter picked out a cake for her birthday that has gold fondant ribbons and accents and I thought airbrushing them might be useful.
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There is no difference that I know of, you can use any airbrush on cake as long as the compressor psi isn't set too high (it will blow the frosting off). I would stick with airbrush colors to prevent clogging. I know others have mixed gel color with vodka and it works most of the time but it's just so much easier to airbrush colors that are intended for that purpose.
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IM ALSO LOOKING TO INVEST IN AN AIR BRUSH KIT AND NEED TO KNOW WHAT THE BEST MAKE IS? WOULD RATHER BUY ONE THAT HAS BEEN RECOMMENDED BY SOMEONE icon_biggrin.gif
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