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Hey guys,

I just joined you're lovely cake-community because i'm in desperate need of some cake expertise!

My girlfriends birthday is coming up and i want to surprise her with a quality airbrush kit for her cake decorating - i know this is the perfect gift - but after searching the web, ive realised that im quite clueless about what to get? icon_redface.gif

About her: She is VERY serious about the craft of cake making/decorating. She specialises in novelty cakes.

But more so, she runs a small (but growing) cake business operating out of her home kitchen (www.madaboutcakes.com.au) which has been experienced great success - however, i think this new airbrush will enable her to take it to the next level!

im not too worried about budget - i really want this gift to be something professional and lasting.

i adore her and she really deserves this....Any guidance would be sooooo greatly appreciated!

thanks so much for your time and help icon_smile.gif
post #2 of 8
First, welcome!!
Next, what a sweet gesture!
I use two airbrush systems: Airmaster by Kopykake is widely used by cake professionals. There is a website. You want the red Airmaster compressor with airbrush. Expect to spend between $200-$250. It is a single action airbrush.

I personally love my Grex airbrush and compressor. There is a website, but I purchased my system from Chicago airbrush. Expect to spend around $300.

I also have a retail supply shop and sell a very nice entry level airbrush system for $89.95 that includes a set of airbrush colors (a $19.95 value). And yes, we do ship. If you would like more info just email me at dzrtdiva@gmail.com.
You're a nice boyfriend!!
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Originally Posted by DDiva

First, welcome!!
Next, what a sweet gesture!
I use two airbrush systems: Airmaster by Kopykake is widely used by cake professionals. There is a website. You want the red Airmaster compressor with airbrush. Expect to spend between $200-$250. It is a single action airbrush.

I personally love my Grex airbrush and compressor. There is a website, but I purchased my system from Chicago airbrush. Expect to spend around $300.

I also have a retail supply shop and sell a very nice entry level airbrush system for $89.95 that includes a set of airbrush colors (a $19.95 value). And yes, we do ship. If you would like more info just email me at dzrtdiva@gmail.com.
You're a nice boyfriend!!



thanks so much for your helpful reply icon_smile.gif I will definitely email you!

all other opinions are welcomed and greatly appreciated too icon_smile.gif
post #4 of 8
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any other suggestions? or are these the best options?
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I purchased the aztek4709 from Roland Winbeckler and love it. I've compared it to the kopykake at an airbrush class and it is far superior. There is no needle to bend or replace and cleaning is a breeze. The kopykake seems to spit and sputter and this one doesn't do that and It has different nozzles for different spray patterns. Here's a link to the airbrush and the compressor http://www.tcpglobal.com/airbrushdepot/ItemDetail.aspx?ItemNo=ABD+KIT-A4709-50202
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post #6 of 8
I have a Kopykake Airmaster.I have had it for over 10 years and never a clog or problem...There are many brands out there just depends on how much she plans to use it and how much you want to spend.

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I started with the Tester Aztek and I HATED it! I sampled several airbrushes last year at ICES and I really like the Grex, but it was out of my price range. I was on the fence between the iwata and the Badger - I finally went with the Badger because they have a lifetime warranty. I really do love it!
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Originally Posted by cupadeecakes

I started with the Tester Aztek and I HATED it! I sampled several airbrushes last year at ICES and I really like the Grex, but it was out of my price range. I was on the fence between the iwata and the Badger - I finally went with the Badger because they have a lifetime warranty. I really do love it!


What did you hate about the the aztek?
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