- To help keep your working area clean, cover the surface with paper and use a large empty box as a spray booth. Work in a well ventilated room. When using an airbrush to colour sugar flowers keep the nozzle at least 6 inches away from the flower – if the petals become shiny/wet allow them to dry before adding another coat of colour.
- The airbrush does not need to be cleaned out each time there is a colour change. Spray the excess colour into a cleaning jar. Add the new colour to the ink well and spray onto a test piece of paper until the required colour/shade comes through.
How to make autumn foliage
In this tutorial Hannah Collison teaches you how to make maple, ivy, and bramble leaves to create a gorgeous bouquet of autumn foliage, perfect for your fall cake decoration projects!
You will need
- white flower paste (Squires Kitchen)
- paste colours: autumn leaf, foliage green, gooseberry green and red extra (Sugarflair)
- airbrush food colours: carnival red, dynamic black and jungle green (Squires Kitchen)
- edible blossom tint: white (Sugarflair)
- isopropyl alcohol or triple rose water
- piping gel
- safety seal (Ingenious Edibles)
- 24, 26, and 28 gauge florist wire: white (Sunrise)
- ivy leaf cutter set of 4 (Orchard Products)
- ivy leaf veiner: Gracilis large (Squires Kitchen)
- maple leaf cutter set of 3 (FMM)
- maple leaf veiner: Oregon large(Squires Kitchen)
- rose leaf cutter set of 4 (Orchard Products)
- rose leaf veiner: large (DPM)
- bone modelling tool
- angled tweezers and long nose pliers
- fine paint brush
- syringe with needle
- tea light
- no.2 piping nozzle (PME)
- florist tape: nile green and olive green (Hamilworth)
- large sewing / darning needle.