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Beautiful Flowers

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The Art of Airbrushing taught by Lisa Berczel

Acquire colorful, professional-level cake decorating skills with the help of renowned airbrush artist Lisa Berczel.

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Lisa, my husband is a master electrician and is going to be building a DIY table airbrush booth for me. My question is, what is the best size for cake decorating? And, should be build an electronic moving turntable inside the cake booth? Oh, and I can't WAIT to receive my new Grex Airbrush System!!! I am sooo very excited!!! Again, you are the BEST!!! I am also a cake decorating instructor, and your class is on the TOP of my recommended on-line classes to purchase!!! Wooow, am I excited!!! And, I know my students will be too!

05/29/2015 Flag

Wow, Thank you so much for the kind words! And, congratulations on such a handy hubby! If you doing larger, multiple tier cakes, I'd suggest a vertical stack arrangement. The size of the shield walls allow for a generous amount of space above and both sides of the typical cake size. The shields are what will block the overspray from traveling to the rest of the room. Now, the size and power of the exhaust fan/filter system will determine how quickly that overspray is evacuated. He can DIY a filter system to a box fan or even a blower from Harbor Freight. I've even seen kitchen stove vent hoods used. The biggest annoyance with a DIY is the noise from the motor. I would not suggest an electronic turn table... as I find myself constantly moving my object back in forth in relation to my airbrush. I use a Wilton and like it because of the tilt axes.... but there are some better/sturdier versions on the market.

05/29/2015 Flag

Great suggestions!!! THANK YOU!!! Funny that you mentioned the kitchen exhaust fun... was making dinner the other night and turned on my fan and the light bulb went on (pun) and said to my husband, "Can you make this quieter?" He said we could use the housing, but the fan has to go! Most of my cakes are 1-2 tier, but my specialty cakes are 3-6, mostly wedding. I plan on promoting more 3 tiered in my cake business, so I think the vertical stack arrangement will be wonderful. Idea is, to take the kitchen exhaust hood, gut the fan and replace it with on purchased for airbrushing. My husband cuts a lot of heavy gauge tin he is going to design panels with hinges attached to the exhaust hood so that they close over the opening for storage...and place a two handles on top and one on each side for moving and placing. The platform will also be sheet metal housed over a pvc frame for easier clean up and weight. I will take a picture of it when he is done.

06/02/2015 Flag

Oh and I just received my airbrush system!!! The fun begins!

06/02/2015 Flag

Much fun, indeed! Let me know how it goes... and I'm looking forward to pictures of your airbrush filter station. One more thing - be sure the filter has a fine enough mesh - or the color will get through it and make a mess (unless it's venting straight to the outside).

06/02/2015 Flag