Cupcake decorating with airbrush techniques

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Airbrushing is one of the most fun methods for cupcake decorating

Cupcake decorating with airbrush techniques - decorated cupcakesOne of the most enjoyable parts of baking cupcakes is cupcake decorating, and there are more methods for decorating than ever before.  Airbrush cupcake decorating is pure fun- while an airbrush tool is generally known for spraying paint, or even makeup, the tool is ideal for creating unique cupcake designs.  The airbrush itself is simple, it is a tool that looks much like a pen with a trigger, and air and ink travel through the airbrush, depositing in on the surface of your cupcake. 

The neat part of using an airbrush is that it can deposit more than one color, allowing you to create cupcake designs that wouldn’t be possible with any other tool.  As far as creating cupcakes that have a professional touch, using an airbrush is one of the best tools you can buy, and it’s easier than you may think! 

There are a number of airbrushes that are designed specifically for use on cakes and cupcakes.  Obviously, you would not want to use a cake decorating airbrush for any other purpose (such as applying paint) due to sanitary concerns.  Cupcake decorators love airbrushes because they provide decoration without drying the cupcake, adding weight, or changing the texture of the frosting. 

Airbrushes are also ideal for anyone who regularly creates large numbers of cupcakes because they can be used to cover large surfaces and then be adjusted to create small details.  Learning how to airbrush requires some practice, which you can accomplish by practicing on cardboard, paper, or even plexiglass that can be washed and re-used as you practice. 

There are also websites and cupcake decorating classes designed specifically for teaching you how to create beautiful decorations with an airbrush.  If you are ready to try decorating cupcakes with an airbrush, the following are a few products that will help you get started:

  • Cupcake decorating airbrush kitAn all-in-one kit is the simplest way to get started because it contains everything you need to begin creating right away.  One option is the Cake Decorating Airbrush Kit that contains a dual-action gravity feed airbrush, a trigger style gravity feed airbrush, a maintenance-free air compressor, and twelve bottles of airbrush food colors.  The kit contains detailed instructions about how to use the airbrush and decorating tips.  The kit is a great all-purpose tool for anyone interested in airbrush cupcake decorating.
  • Cupcake Decorating Airbrush KitA more sophisticated all-in-one kit is ideal for those who plan to decorate large numbers of cupcakes.  The Cake Decorating Airbrush Kit with 24 Amerimist Food Colors and TC-20T Air Compressor is designed for professionals, but is affordable enough for home cupcake decorators.  The kit contains twenty four colors, two different airbrushes, a compressor with air tank, two hose, and a hose splitter.  The kit is versatile; allowing decorators to try anything from “fades” which is when one color is gradually combined with another to create an eye catching blend of colors, to detail work that can be used for creating even small patterns.
  • Cupcake decorating airbrush kit with food colors and toolsA good combination of price and performance is the Cake Decorating Airbrush Kit with 12 Food Colors, TC-20 Tankless Air Compressor, G22 Airbrush, 50 Piece Tool and Caddy Cake Decorating Kit, and Wilton 2011 Yearbook.  The kit includes everything you need to get started, along with lots of ideas about the designs that can be created with airbrushing.

Airbrushing is one of the most fun methods for cupcake decorating, and you may be surprised at how quickly you can master the technique.  A cupcake airbrushing kit is an ideal way to express your creativity while creating beautiful, professional cupcakes, cakes , cookies, and more.

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