Cake Airbrush Techniques

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Published: 26th January 2011
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Looking for the most effective and convenient means of improving the look of your cake?You're here for a treat. Airbrush is the one for you! Airbrush is a cake decorating kit. It is also one of the fastest approaches in improving the look of simple cakes. Airbrushing is a technique in which edible colors are used to spray using a special needle. What it does, is it helps compress the air. You may spend a few bucks to purchase this incredible airbrush machine, but I'm sure that it is worth it. It can be a good business investment especially if you want to stay in the business of cake decorating.

Below are the steps on how you can practice airbrush design:

Ready the following materials:

Airbrush equipment that is specialized for designing cakes

Edible paint


White frosting or icing


Buy a set of colorful edible paints.

Before you procure your airbrush machine, make sure that you conduct your research on the brand and materials used. Check for warranty. Typically, this machine is available in all leading cooking stores. You can also order online.

Cover the cake with an even and thin layer of white icing. In this setting, the cake will serve as canvas. The popular picks for white icings are vanilla and cream cheese.

Load the first color to the airbrush machine. Remember to do it one at a time or you'll end up mixing the colors, making the cake look dirty.

Create a design sketch for guidelines. Find the colors that you will need. If you're still not comfortable using the airbrush, you may want to practice first. You can do this by spraying on a piece of paper towel.

Point the airbrush to the cake surface and then pull the trigger. Maintain your position, preferably 45 degrees angle. Do not spray more than eight inches away from the surface of the cake. Move the airbrush across the cake, spraying the soft colors first.

After that, clean the airbrush with the use of hot water. Do this step before putting another color to the airbrush.

Use the stencils to maintain the lines of the cake.

Outline the airbrush designs with the use of cake decorating icings. This step will give a new view refreshing look to the cake.

Think out of the box. You may also use cake decorating flowers and plastic decorations to add life to your design.

Helpful tips:

You may experience some problems in the airbrush machine like spitting of paints and clogging. The airbrush machine may need some cleaning. If you're still experiencing technical problems, check the airbrush needle if it is bended or damaged.

Know how to use cake decorating kits. Learn how to make home-made cake decorating flowers by visiting our site today.

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