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post #1 of 9
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I was wondering if you use the sps system do you have to put a center dowel through the cake? And i am still a little confussed about why you put the whole in the center of the board? Plz help.
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post #2 of 9
If you don't get a response, pm Leahs. She's the expert on SPS, from what I understand.
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Kristy
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post #3 of 9
With SPS you can't use a center dowel through the entire cake because the plates are on each tier (and they're solid).

The little hole in the bottom of the cardboard is so when you place it on the separator plate the peg in the plate goes into the hole, and I assume it's to help hold the cardboard in place. I've only used it once, but I was happy with it. I traveled about an hour with a stacked cake, then it traveled another 30 min. or so with no problems. It wasn't a big cake, but it still traveled fine.
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post #4 of 9
The above info is correct.

A center dowel is neither needed nor possible.

And the hole in the cardboard is so that the cardboard will then "seat" itself over the peg.

(So much for my skills with the online picture demo.)
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 #5 of 9
Speaking of traveling with an SPS cake, what is the largest cake you've traveled with sucessfully with this system? I mean fully assembled. I need to travel with a cake that will be three stacked layers a short distance - maybe a 10 minute drive. I'm trying to decide if I can do this. It's for my own wedding. The place I'm having the wedding will only let me in one hour before the ceremony. I think the idea is to discourage people from doing anything themselves. They want to do it all, cake included. I'm thinking if I can do the cake at home completely and just bring it and sit it down that I'll be okay. Most people think I should just let it go and eat their plain, uninteresting cake. UGH.
post #6 of 9
I wouldn't think twice about bringing a 3 tiered cake fully assembled using sps.........you'll be fine as long as you can physically LIFT the cake all stacked!
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post #7 of 9
I've traveled with a fully assembled 4 tier. I don't know that I'd do it again, but that's totally due to the weight and carrying it.

But a 3 tier - "piece of cake" icon_smile.gif to transport fully assembled. A 6/9/12 is a little wider and you'll feel more stable with it, but a 6/8/10 works also.

Seriously, this system was developed for CONSUMERS to move assembled cakes.
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 #8 of 9
Thank you SO much for your replies! I'm feeling better about doing it myself despite the roadblocks!

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post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
Oh wow that explains everything. Thank you all so much for the great information. I can't wait to order the sps system.
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Aunt Laura
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