Food Spray vs Airbrush

Discussion in 'Professional Pastry Chefs' started by nadiat, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. nadiat

    nadiat

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    Hi everyone,



    I find this forum very useful for unconventional questions and specifically related to baking and cooking. 



    I am a cake decorator and wand to tap into making entremets and chocolates.



    I want to buy Airbrush and Food spray for that velvet effect.



    I have a few questions if you experts can find time to answer them.



    1. Do I need both of them, airbrush for fondant covered cake and relatively thin stream for delicate work. Food spray for chocolates and entremets?





    2. Both of them I heard have compressors, do I have to buy for both of them or one will be enough? Does it come with the respective product I buy?





    3. What is the best yet reasonable brand for airbrush, i am looking at kopykake at the moment and for food spray i am thinking of wragner or kebler? which is better in terms of usability and pricing?





    4. Can cocoa butter be replaced by any other form of fat anf where can i purchase ir?



    thanks in advance.



    Nadia
     
  2. bigbadpastry

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    I bought a paint sprayer at a box store for chocolate, it works ok, the wagner is the best though.  I bought a small compressor for my air brush for about 100 bucks from a hobby website.  The sprayer plugs into the wall, so I use my compressor only for air brush. Cocoa butter is easy to find on Amazon, I wouldn't even attempt to use anything but.  Hope my short answer helps :)  Happy Caking!
     
  3. chefraz

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    yeah cocoa butter is great, recipe is 50/50  chocolate to cocoa butter. we used to buy it until we tried making it ourselves.  go to a hobby store for your airbrush I got a brush and compressor for 175.00
     
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