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asked June 19th 2018

Airbrushing Machine

I want to get an airbrush machine but unsure which is best, the dink
ydoodle or spectrum. Can anyone advise?

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Hi ruthmac

As you know there are loads of different brands of airbrushes. I guess it depends what you want it for, how much use it is going to get.

I have the Dinky Doodle by Dawn Butler. Unfortunately, I am not enamoured with it as it has some issues with clogging. At the moment, from what I read, the most talked about machine is by Claire Anderson of Clairella Cakes https://clairellacakes.com/

She also has a free tutorial on the PBSS Cakelife magazine:

Meadow Fairy Cake by Claire Anderson

If you want a bigger, more commercial type of machine, Paul uses the Iwata: https://airbrushes.com/iwata.php

I've also heard a lot of very good reviews for the Cassie Brown airbrush:
https://www.google.com/search?q=cassie+brown+airbrush&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b

Hopefully other members will also make other suggestions. 🙂

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Thanks very much MIWL - I hadn't heard of Clairella Cakes airbrush but have looked it up on the web and does sound good. I have been wanting one since going on the 5 day wedding course with Paul !

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So you must have seen Paul's Iwata. Were you able to use it? I think you'd really need to justify buying such a big machine. However, if you're in business and airbrushing a lot, it may be a consideration.
Paul would be the best person to speak to about that equipement. He does an introduction in one of his blogs which you can see here: https://www.designer-cakes.com/cakelife/introduction-to-airbrushing-cake-decorating/

Are you a pro member? If you are, how about bringing it up on the next live facebook Q & A? Lucky you doing the five day course! I expect it was quite rigorous going. 🙂

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