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post #301 of 559
Leahs - I have recently started using the SPS system. It rocks! I did a cake yesterday and delivered completely assembled to an outdoor (read HOT) venue. I didnt' have to worry about the chilled and SPS'd cake collapsing. It was great and a wonderful stress reliever. One tier was a 2.5" so I just cut the legs on the correct marks to get the right height.

My next investment is the Agbay so my tiers are a little more uniform.

Thanks so much for all your advice!!
post #302 of 559
Thread Starter 
It is a wonderful system! It's almost hard to believe how easy it is to use and how truly inexpensive it is.
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 #303 of 559
I have been reading the SPS post and have a question.

I am making my first wedding cake this month which will have a 6" and a 10" tier with a 14" dummy base. I am going to order the SPS system for stacking these and have a question about the dummy cake. How do I use the system with this? Do I use the 10" SPS plate on the top of the dummy cake but don't use the columns with it, just push the plate into the styro dummy without the columns? If this is not the proper way to use a dummy on the bottom tier, please let me know the proper way. icon_redface.gif

I am really interested in trying this system as I also have another wedding cake in September with the possiblity of one in August and a 60th anniversary cake for my parents in October.

Thanks in advance for your help. thumbs_up.gif
Thanks,

Myra
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Thanks,

Myra
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post #304 of 559
Hi I don't know if this question has been answered already but does anyone know of any SPS suppliers in the UK? It's so expensive to ship from the US to the UK icon_sad.gif
post #305 of 559
Quick question and not really sure if it was answered already but do the plates come with the 4in pillars or do you have to buy them seperately?
post #306 of 559
Thread Starter 
All parts are sold separately.
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 #307 of 559
Thread Starter 
[quote="kimbm04r"] I am making my first wedding cake this month which will have a 6" and a 10" tier with a 14" dummy base. I am going to order the SPS system for stacking these and have a question about the dummy cake. How do I use the system with this? Do I use the 10" SPS plate on the top of the dummy cake but don't use the columns with it, just push the plate into the styro dummy without the columns? If this is not the proper way to use a dummy on the bottom tier, please let me know the proper way. icon_redface.gif
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Decorate the 14" dummy and put it on the base.
Decorate the 10" cake on it's cardboard and then set it on top of the 14" dummy. Using a long skewer or sharpened dowel, pound that thru the 10", thru the 14" and into the base (hopefully a cake drum)
Put the 6" plate and leg assembly into the 10" cake and proceed to finish the 6"cake.
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 #308 of 559
Please could you talk me through which plate sizes and columns I would need to buy to make a cake set up similar to the attached? Since it would have styrofoam dummies as separators I am a bit stuck as to where the plates and columns go. So if the cake was 14", 12", 10" and 8", and the dummies were 6", what should I get?
Thanks in advance!

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(Cake by ConsumedbyCake http://www.flickr.com/photos/consumedbycake/4482486516/)
post #309 of 559
Has anyone had problems with the legs cracking when inserting them into the plate?

I'm a recent convert to SPS and have started to do more tiered cakes and am using the SPS system more frequently. I have the white square plates and have never noticed the legs cracking. But I have the clear/frosted round plates and every time I insert the legs at least 2, if not all 4, crack at the top. It doesn't seem to effect stability, but it's driving me crazy because I think it could pose a problem.

(My DH says that maybe the legs crack on the white plates too, but I just can't see them.) thumbsdown.gif
post #310 of 559
Thread Starter 
hmmm . . . I've never used anything but the white plates. The only time I've seen cracking it's generally at the bottom of the leg, and only in the odd circumstance when someone return them. I wonder if the clear plastic is somehow different from the white plastic (other than in 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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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 #311 of 559
Thread Starter 
Dayti,
From the bottom up:
Cake drum
14" cake tier with a 6" SPS plate and leg assembly in the cake.
styro
12" cake tier on FOAMCORE, skewered into the styro with a 6" SPS plate and leg assembly in the cake.
styro
10" cake tier on FOAMCORE skewered into the styro with a 6" SPS plate and leg assembly in the cake.
styro
8" cake tier on FOAMCORE skewered into the styro.
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 #312 of 559
Thanks for all the info on these, can't wait to try these!
post #313 of 559
Leah,

They only crack at the top and they do seem to fit very tight. I also wondered if the clear plates were somehow different from the white plates.
post #314 of 559
Got it, thankyou.
What would be the best way to get the styro to stick to the top of each plastic plate? I think the hole in the styro for the peg to stick into would make itself bigger, you know, on moving it or vibration in the car? Or do you think I don't need to stick the styro with anything, and the peg will be enough? I just wonder if cake on a smaller, lighter material such as styro would be a bit top heavy.
post #315 of 559
Thread Starter 
I'd use some RI on the SPS plate to stick on the stryo.
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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