But I'm fine with abstract swirls and colors and swooshes.
So when I received an airbrush kit from Cake Boss, I was excited, enthusiastic, and just a little bit scared.
Would I make a mess of things, or would it be acceptable? I wasn't really expecting anything stunning or professional or pretty, or anything beyond "that's not too bad."
What I ended up with, on the first try, way wayyyyy beyond my expectations. And it was a heck of a lot of fun. And it was a lot faster than I expected. I whipped through a dozen cupcakes and looked around for something else I could airbrush.
Luckily, the dog was moving too fast, or she might have had a pretty gold gloss on her.
Before I used the airbrush, I did a little research online about what kind of food coloring to use. There are some that are formulated for airbrushes, but some people said that regular food coloring was okay, too. I decided that since this was a brand-new airbrush and I wanted the best results, I'd buy airbrush coloring. It was easy enough to find, I picked up a few basic colors and some pearl and gold as well.
I frosted some cupcakes with buttercream, let the buttercream dry long enough until it had a nice crust, then had some fun with colors. And I was more than pleased with the results.
These were no doubt the prettiest cupcakes I've ever made, and every one was a little bit different, which made them much more interesting, right? And. as a side note, this was an amazingly good chocolate cupcake recipe, too!
|The cupcake recipe is HERE.|
And keep in mind, this was my very first try, with no training and no instruction. I just twirled and sprayed and twirled and sprayed.
If I can do this, anyone can. YOU can.
|The buttercream recipe is HERE.|
Who's it for: Anyone who wants to have fun decorating cakes, cupcakes, cookies ...
Pros: Easy to use. Fun! Fun! Wheeee!
Cons: If you don't do a lot of decorating, an airbrush is an investment.
Source: I received an airbrush for myself from the manufacturer, and they are supplying one for the giveaway as well.
GIVEAWAY IS OVER.To make it a little bit easier for someone to decorate baked goods, I've got a Cake Boss airbrush kit to give away. Doesn't this look like fun? And it's really simple to use!
If the widget doesn't load right away, give it a couple seconds. This is worth it. I know someone will have a ton of fun!