Add eye-catching detail and beautiful effects to your cakes with designer Dawn Butler's expert techniques and troubleshooting tips. From selecting the right equipment to choosing the perfect paint, Dawn shows you how to make the right decisions for your projects. Then, master gradient work and gain better control of your airbrush for incredibly precise freehand designs, including cursive script. And, find out how to confidently work with metallics and iridescents for striking results. Next, achieve a greater level of detail with handmade or store-bought stencils and discover the secrets to Dawn's signature woodgrain designs. Finally, learn how to avoid overspray, adjust the angle of your airbrush and put all of your new skills to use by expertly shading a novelty cake. Plus, Dawn shares special tips on maintaining your machine for years of impressive results.
Meet cake decorator Dawn Butler and preview the essential airbrushing techniques you'll learn in class. Starting with the basics, Dawn guides you through the process of choosing the right equipment and paint. Then, get tips and tricks for controlling your airbrush to achieve an even layer of color.
Broaden your creative possibilities by incorporating color gradients into your designs. Dawn shows you how to create smooth transitions and alter the intensity of your colors. Decorating a square cake? Find out trusty techniques for airbrushing the corners.
Discover how to control your airbrush for freehand designs that will wow partygoers. In the process, you'll gain tips on avoiding paint puddles and increasing your accuracy. Also, discover how a gentle touch can produce super-fine lines for drawing lovely shapes and cursive script.
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