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Product roundup: airbrush kits

21st Jun 2017

Airbrushing helps you achieve professional finishes quickly, but investing in an airbrush kit can be a tough decision as they’re all roughly in the same price bracket but offer a multitude of features. Whether you want to colour your cakes, airbrush decorations or stencil intricate designs, we’ve rounded up some of the most popular choices on the market to help you decide which one would suit your needs.

Cassie Brown Cake Decorating Airbrush and Compressor Kit with DVD

This versatile airbrush kit works on many surfaces, and contains everything you need to start cake decorating straight away (including three popular food colours), so you can shade, texture and completely finish your cake decorations with precision and detail. With three airbrush pressure settings to give you total control over your decorating for both fine detail and overall coverage, there are no slightly wayward colours or less than satisfactory designs. The fine spray dries quickly and is ideal for shading, and with an easy-to-follow DVD demonstrating all the essential airbrush techniques, you can master the art of cake decorating at your own pace, in the comfort of your home. £99.99, Create & Craft

Squires Kitchen Airbrush Kit Available in pink or silver

This high power, dual action, pressure adjustable airbrush makes it easy to achieve professional effects. It’s compact enough to take on the go and is ideal for the most demanding cake artist who requires consistent results every time. The high-quality versatile 45 psi airbrush has a sturdy yet quiet mini compressor that allows you to achieve all airbrush techniques, such as colour fades and blends, shading 3D sugarcraft flowers and models, stencilling, freehand strokes, detail and fine lines.It’s perfect for use with the new range of Squires Kitchen Airbrush Colours (it comes with two colours, electric blue and fiesta yellow) and is powerful enough to work with thicker products such as cocoa butter and metallic paints. It also comes with a gravity cup with a metal lid to prevent spillage. £150, Squires Kitchen

Iwata Silver Jet Airbrush Kit

Ideal for beginners, this airbrush kit comes with a set of 12 Kopykake water-based colours (red, orange, apricot, peach, yellow, green, teal, blue, pink, violet, brown and black), giving you the chance to achieve stunning results and create a number of different airbrush effects on your cakes. The airbrush can be used with liquid or metallic colours, making it ideal for highlighting, and is also compatible with Rainbow Dust Metallic Food Paints (search for product code RDMETPAINT on the website). The airbrush does not splutter and the professional cleaning solution helps to keep it in pristine condition. The compressor gives pulse free air with precise adjustment of air pressure to the airbrush. Cake Decorating Heaven readers can get 10% off this product and many more by applying code CCWAB at the checkout before 31st August 2017. £199, Cake Craft World

Cake craft CD66 Retro Airbrush & Compressor Kit

Elegant and stylish, this powerful airbrush and compressor kit can be both single or dual action. As a smaller unit, it was designed to be highly portable for use on the go – it comes with a soft case and is easy to store. Created with the needs of the modern decorator in mind, this compressor operates up to 50psi, allowing for traditional use at lower pressures, or spraying metallics at higher pressure with the SP65 airbrush. It has a 2m braided hose and a large 7cc cup with a lid. £219, Shesto

Airbrush Machine Kit Pink by Dinkydoodle Designs With Free DVD

This striking hot pink single-action airbrush kit includes everything you need to get started and is ideal for beginners and professionals alike. It’s easy to use, compact and quiet enough to use even when the kids are in bed! It comes with a large 3cc cup, which holds more colour than some airbrushes and it has a transparent hose, allowing you to see any blockages. The soft touch coating, which encases the compressor, means it’s easy to wipe clean and it comes with a leather pouch to protect the airbrush gun when you're storing it. £100, The Cake Decorating Company  

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