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post #76 of 562
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It really is best to make your cake tiers 4" tall.

Why? 1) Because all the cutting charts assume that height when providing a cutting diagram and serving number, and 2) most caterers will bring a 5" or possibly 6" plate to serve the cake on, so the 4" tall slice looks better.

However, if you just don't want to go by the industry standards, then yes, SPS legs also come precut in 5", 7" (with one extension) and 9" (with two extensions or the 9" 1-piece leg) in additional to the 4" leg.

The system is considered disposable which my customers LOVE - nothing to return. I add $20 ($30 for a really big one) and not one person has ever complained. I explain it this way. "The equipment charge is for the system that's holding your cake up from the inside. Without it your cake will fall down, so I insist you buy it."
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 #77 of 562
My tiers usually end up just a little over 4", by the time I level my two 2 inch cakes and fill inbetween with buttercream. . . which doesn't make very much difference on the size of the plate. I just didn't know if a 4" would work if the tier is a little over 4. I use the SFS now, and I really love them. Since the acrylic legs screw on, then I can lengthen them a little if needed. They're just so expensive and I have to go to the trouble of being sure I get back all the pieces.
post #78 of 562
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Originally Posted by londonpeach

I just read all the info given by Leahs (thank you so much), i've saved the instructions and i'm really glad i did read them all as I nearly ordered the Wilton hidden pillars until I noticed Leahs said they are not the same.

I've had a quick look on the net and can't find the sps in the UK, I have e mailed Bakery Crafts (I hope they are the right people) and asked where I can buy them here.

I don't need them until April, I was going to use wooden dowels for my friends 3 tier wedding cake... now i'm worrying about transporting it after the horror stories on here icon_surprised.gif

I would like to get them early so I can have a practise before the big day.



I am also in the UK and I emailed Bakery Craft and they gave me these details

BakeArt
Kingsway, Swansea West Industrial Park
Swansea, SA5 4DL
Phone: 01792-561617
Fax: 01792-561619

I have emailed them but have had no reply. Maybe you will? Let me know if you do.
post #79 of 562
I am not understanding how the layers lock together. for a 10, 8 and 6...you have the 10 inch cakeon the bottom with its own regular board, then put the 8 inch board with 4 legs into the 10 in cake then the 6 " board with 4 legs into the 8 inch cake and the 6" board with 4 legs into the 8 inch cake....is this right...but how does each layer stay tightened to each other..is it the little hole in the center that is on the peg? It just doesn't seem right to me...I think I'm missing something........
post #80 of 562
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You smear bc onto the SPS plate, then sit the cardboard holding the cake on top. The hole in the cardboard goes over the peg. That's all there is to it and it is quite secure. Try it once and it will make more sense.
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 #81 of 562
OK...thank you...can't wait to try it....I'm looking on GSA and am only seeing the Wilton ones........
post #82 of 562
hey leahs! I really should have listened to you after the wedding cake that was slightly leaning but after a cake actually collapsed, I finally took your advice and used this system! I will NEVER EVER EVER go without this system again. It's incredible and worth every dime to my brides! They are all happy to pay for it!

I am curious what you use for leveling and torting your cakes? I am still using the giant Wilton leveler and it's a piece of crap! Just thought I had remebered you suggesting something else one time?? Thanks a million for your advice!
post #83 of 562
always a good topic to revive and revisit.....
make life what you want it to be
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make life what you want it to be
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post #84 of 562
I'm glad I read through the posts as I was wondering what SPS meant and when I have the opportunity to do a stacked cake I'll want to try the SPS system!
When someone asks if you'd like cake or pie, why not say you want cake and pie?
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When someone asks if you'd like cake or pie, why not say you want cake and pie?
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post #85 of 562
Are their versions for square cakes or just the round?

Thanks for all of this wonderful info, Leahs! I've been wanting to try this.
post #86 of 562
Thanks!
¢¾Sarah
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¢¾Sarah
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post #87 of 562
Yes, they have square plates too. The best price is on oasis.com but there is a minimum order requirement.
post #88 of 562
Thanks, I ordered and received today. I will be trying these in a couple of weeks...wish me luck.
post #89 of 562
how does everyone get their cakes exactly 4 inches high? I am never able to get the right height and it ends up making a disaster out of the whole thing.
post #90 of 562
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I use an Agbay to trim each layer to precisely 7/8 inch. Then I use a portion scoop to measure out the same amount of filling between each layer.

Only the part of the tier where the legs go has to be 4" / 4.25". If the edges are slopped that's not a problem.
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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