Monday, January 18, 2010

Airbrushing Naked

.......naked cakes that is. That's my name for cakes that are awaiting airbrushing.If you know my work, you know that I airbrush everything, EVERYTHING.
I've been interested in airbrushing since the 80's. Many of you also know that I have had absolutely no formal cake training, but you may not know that I have also never had any airbrush classes, but I came close. In 1986, I think it was, I actually enrolled in an airbrush course but surprisingly it was closed due to low enrollment. I don't know why, maybe everybody who might have been interested was already set up on their street corners with their t-shirt airbrushing booths. Don't knock it, when this cake thing dies out I might be hanging my custom t shirt shingle out too, anyone up for a Lady Gaga portrait t ?
Anyway, while I am still making cakes, I thought it might be fun to have a look at some "naked" cakes and the finished product. in my opinion, there is no technique that has the ability to add more "life" to your work. Oh and technical queries?? I use Iwata airbrushes exclusively (hear that plug Iwata???) specifically, the Iwata Hp-B plus double action airbrush.
Oh yeah and I have so unartfully edited out my junk in the backgrounds because I'd rather you see me actually airbrushing naked than have you see my kitchen mess.

9 comments:

Clever Cupcake said...

your cakes are so incredible they look better "naked" than most do fully dressed!

Rhonda said...

Another great post Debbie!! People are loving this!!

debbie does cakes said...

thanks Clever and Rhonda! I enjoy writing the blog when I have the time, but we all know how in short supply that can be =)

DARLENE said...

I love your cakes and wait on your pics on facebook and your blog. My husband loved the motorcylce and wanted to know what part was cake? Everything you do is just an inspiration to us out in blogland

debbie does cakes said...

Thanks so much Darlene, it was all cake, except for the handlebars.

Cupcake Envy said...

LOVE seeing your before and afters...not only are you insane with an airbrush but the naked cakes look like sculptures. Amazing work!

Sugary Goodness (Kim) said...

Oh Debbie...I like seeing them naked! Someday I will stop being afraid of my airbrush!! Great post!!!

faithy, the baker said...

Wow! You're so good in airbrushing! But your cakes look very good naked too! Airbrushing is something i have yet to try and hoping to try out soon!

Sugar Mama NYC said...

Very cool!
You're proof that experience is the best teacher. You make all us non-formally trained cake designers hold our heads a little higher. :o)