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.