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post #286 of 545
Oasis carries a frosted crystal plate and the solid white - is there a difference?
Thanks,
Sandy
post #287 of 545
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The only difference is the color.
Answers to the most often asked questions re: SPS. SPS instructions are on Page 15 of the Sticky at the top of the Cake Decorating Forum. Supplies can be ordered from Oasis Supply, Global or BakeryCrafts.
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post #288 of 545
THANKS!!
post #289 of 545
Sorry but I have another question....I have to do a tiered hexagon cake - what would you use with these?
Thanks,
Sandy
post #290 of 545
Hi there

Apologies if this has already been answered - read through the thread and couldn't find it, but it is a long thread, so could have missed it!

Does anyone know where this can be bought in the UK - I am just starting out, so can't afford the minimum international order value from the US suppliers.

Thanks!
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post #291 of 545
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Sandy, use the rounds.
Answers to the most often asked questions re: SPS. SPS instructions are on Page 15 of the Sticky at the top of the Cake Decorating Forum. Supplies can be ordered from Oasis Supply, Global or BakeryCrafts.
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Answers to the most often asked questions re: SPS. SPS instructions are on Page 15 of the Sticky at the top of the Cake Decorating Forum. Supplies can be ordered from Oasis Supply, Global or BakeryCrafts.
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post #292 of 545
Thanks again!!
post #293 of 545
This is great! I am doing my 1st 4 tier cake this summer & had a few questions regarding SPS.

1. The cardboard: I'm assuming this is plain old cake boards you pick up anywhere? Also, should the cake boards be covered with wax paper?
2. Should a 4 tier w/ SPS be assembled prior to delivery or on sight? Is a 4 tier typically too heavy to carry?
3. Earlier, ther was a post saying they had to use too much icing to get to the edge of the plasic plate. Is this a typical problem? I'm putting a ribbon on the bottom of each tier, but will the cake meet the edge of the plate with a normal amount of icing?

Thank you, thank you!!!!
post #294 of 545
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[quote="splymale"]This is great! I am doing my 1st 4 tier cake this summer & had a few questions regarding SPS.

1. The cardboard: I'm assuming this is plain old cake boards you pick up anywhere?
[b]yes[/b]

Also, should the cake boards be covered with wax paper?
[b]Absolutely no need[/b]

2. Should a 4 tier w/ SPS be assembled prior to delivery or on sight?
[b](site) I can't lift a four tier. I generally take 2-3 tiers assembled depending on the tier size.
[/b]
Is a 4 tier typically too heavy to carry?
[b]It is for me.[/b]

3. Earlier, ther was a post saying they had to use too much icing to get to the edge of the plasic plate. Is this a typical problem?
[b]Not in my experience[/b]

I'm putting a ribbon on the bottom of each tier, but will the cake meet the edge of the plate with a normal amount of icing?
[b]Always does for me.[/b]

Thank you, thank you!!!![/quote]
Answers to the most often asked questions re: SPS. SPS instructions are on Page 15 of the Sticky at the top of the Cake Decorating Forum. Supplies can be ordered from Oasis Supply, Global or BakeryCrafts.
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Answers to the most often asked questions re: SPS. SPS instructions are on Page 15 of the Sticky at the top of the Cake Decorating Forum. Supplies can be ordered from Oasis Supply, Global or BakeryCrafts.
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post #295 of 545
hi, two rookie questions:
-my supplier only has round SPS, but my 1st wedding cake is all squares. can i use the round sps?
-sometimes they dont have the legs and i found some dowels that fit exactly into the holes. i use it sometimes, but do u think that is as stable?
post #296 of 545
I tried sps for the first time on a 14" 12" 10" 8" wedding cake. The dowels were not the right height so we cut them. After the wedding I looked at the dowels and they were cracked on the ends we cut . They weren't cracked when I put them in the cake. We probably cut them wrong what should we have cut them with?
post #297 of 545
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Miter box and saw, or chop saw. The best idea of all is not to cut them, but that does require that you make your cakes to the height of the precut legs. (4", 5" or 7")
Answers to the most often asked questions re: SPS. SPS instructions are on Page 15 of the Sticky at the top of the Cake Decorating Forum. Supplies can be ordered from Oasis Supply, Global or BakeryCrafts.
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Answers to the most often asked questions re: SPS. SPS instructions are on Page 15 of the Sticky at the top of the Cake Decorating Forum. Supplies can be ordered from Oasis Supply, Global or BakeryCrafts.
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post #298 of 545
I'm finally doing my 5 tier hexagon cake....you said to do round SPS under these tiers - do I put the cake on a hex shaped board?
Thanks
post #299 of 545
Hello,

I am hoping someone can answer this question for a cake we are doing today. Trying the SPS system for the first time and I grabbed the wrong thing at the cake store! The bag has grecian looking columns with extensions. Does anyone know if the grecian pillars be pushed down into the cake just the same as the other pillars? The ends of the pillars look thicker around the edge, not at all like the plastic Wilton rods that I have been using. Will I destroy the cake if I push them in? Thank you! icon_redface.gif
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post #300 of 545
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Sandys - yes to the hex shaped boards.

4 bug - sorry I didn't see your post on Friday. I'm always here on Friday night with the FNCC. The answer is yes, of course. SPS columns, no matter which of the three styles you buy are meant to be pushed down into the cake. What you bought is the multi-piece set. It comes with a base leg that's 5" plus two, 2" extensions. This set is primarily used to created cakes with separations, or the 5" leg can be used with taller cakes.

When purchasing SPS, you do need to pay attention to what you're buying.

GC4S is the standard 4" leg that you'll probably use most of the time.
The multi-piece leg set is described above.
There is also a 9" leg that can be cut to whatever dimension you need.

All come in bags of 12. I keep all three types of legs on hand at all times, 'cause you might need one or the other.
Answers to the most often asked questions re: SPS. SPS instructions are on Page 15 of the Sticky at the top of the Cake Decorating Forum. Supplies can be ordered from Oasis Supply, Global or BakeryCrafts.
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Answers to the most often asked questions re: SPS. SPS instructions are on Page 15 of the Sticky at the top of the Cake Decorating Forum. Supplies can be ordered from Oasis Supply, Global or BakeryCrafts.
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