I was amazingly lucky recently to win a DinkyDoodle Design airbrush. I had never used an airbrush before and wasn’t at all sure how i’d get on with it. I had seen cakes airbrushed on TV but never thought i’d be in a position to give it a go myself.
I have to say when I opened the box i was a little daunted. There was a metal ‘gun’ type thing, lots of air tubing, this strange pink box and a power supply! However once i’d sat down and watched Dawn’s tutorials on DVD it all seemed pretty easy and I was confident enough to put it together give it a go on a red sugarpaste bow and black CMC lamp. I was instantly amazed and really quite giddy about the prospects of this amazing new toy.
The ease of getting rich, deep colours without having to pound sugarpaste for hours is pure bliss. Brilliant reds without having stained fingernails for days, jet, jet blacks without the foul taste of too much black colouring.
That ability to create true colours is reason alone to use an airbrush, however with a little more practice i realised I could fade and blend colours together in a way that either simply isn’t possible or is extremely hard to do with other cake craft techniques.
All of that is great, what a wonderful addition to my cake tool box! However Dinky my airbrush was not finished showing off it’s abilities!
Do you know what the best of all thing about my new best friend Dinky the airbrush is? I can draw/shade and colour with it, just like a real artist. I can actually create edible pieces of art now. I have hand-painted on icing before yet this tool gives you so much more scope to add depth, shading, and fading or layering colours.
I genuinely cannot now see a point where i’ll ever do a cake without using my airbrush, even if it’s just to add a little depth to a shape or colour or bring out a highlight.
I was really quite nervous of Dinky the airbrush at first yet within minutes it felt easy, comfortable and the effects effortlessly enchanting. I’m hooked. I’m so hooked I may need professional help if ever I am left with a cake to create without my airbrush.
I highly recommend getting one. It’s changed the way I cake in every single way and I simply wouldn’t be without it!
You can Dinkydoodle’s airbrush website here and the owner of Dinkydoodle design, the amazing airbrush cake artist Dawn’s Facebook page here. You can also purchase her airbrush and paints through The Cake Decorating Company
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