So, you’ve got yourself a decent camera now, right? And you’ve read the Tasty Food photography e-book that I demanded you get, so that the world will finally start paying attention to your hard work, correct? hee hee
Ok, done. Now, there’s something I think you should add to the top of your wish list. I KNOW it’s not cheap. And I KNOW you’re secretly afraid of it (well, at least I was.. so I’m just gonna pretend that you’re a chicken like ME) but if you go there… if you bite the bullet, save up the cash and purchase one of these little beauties (and actually work up the courage to use it), you will FALL.IN.LOVE. End of story.
What AM I TALKING ABOUT??? (Gosh, I’m such a drama builder) An AIRBRUSH of course!! I bought one about a year ago. I was INSANELY scared to use it for the first time. Like, sweat-rolling-down-the-back-of-my-neck, scared. But I did it. And a WHOLE NEW INSANELY WONDERFUL world opened up to me! Excited much? YES.
Just a subtle amount of airbrushing… OR pumping that baby FULL of color, can just take your cakes places they’ve never known. They give a level of depth and extra detail that you just can’t get another way. (Or at least, not quickly.) I shall never look back.
BUT, there’s a tiny catch, as with all wonderful things (why the on Earth, IS that?)
I am a bit of a neat freak. Blame it on my mother. Blame it on my grandma. (Blame it on anyone but me, for all I care.) But I can’t help it. We all have our “things” that we don’t handle well, right? (RIGHT???) Well, when my house is messy or dirty, I mentally start to break down. Yes, it’s a control thing. If I can just control the cleanliness of my house, then MAYBE, just MAYBE I can handle everything else in my life. (Hello?! I never said I was RATIONAL.)
The point? OK,straight up… airbrushes make a HORRIBLE MESS. But they’re sneaky about it. You may not even realize it until you go give your kiddos a bath, and stare open mouthed at the bright GREEN water that starts to fill up the tub… the exact same shade as the color you just airbrushed onto your cake yesterday. Naw I’m sayin?
The color gets into the air… and then settles on, well… EVERYTHING! That just DOES NOT work for me. (Control issues, remember?) So, before I bought my airbrush, I did some research and found a nifty little “booth” that solves this problem for me. It’s called the Cake Spray Airbrush Spray Booth, and trust you ME, it is worth every last penny! No color ANYWHERE except in that little booth, and I couldn’t be happier than a pig in mud! (Seriously, that makes them happy? I just don’t see it.)
So, what am I saying? You WANT an airbrush someday. Start saving those pennies… you will not regret it. But save a little extra for the airbrush BOOTH, too. FO’ REAL. ‘Cause… you know… Homey don’t play dat. 😉
Here’s an affiliate link to the airbrush system package that I bought and LOOOOVE…
And here’s the spray booth I won’t turn the thing on, without …
‘Cause… I like color and all, but I’d kinda like my cream colored couch to STAY pretty creamy, knaw I mean?
Some more affiliate links that may be helpful…