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post #16 of 48
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just looked up the SPS system but still confused as to how this secures the top tier. There isn't a dowel going down through the middle securing the entire cake????
post #17 of 48
The top tier "locks" into place in the middle tier.............I know it sounds complicated, but once you do it, your like "duh" brilliant!!!!!!
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post #18 of 48
That's why I like the Wilton plastic dowels better.

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post #19 of 48
This is a great allternative as well. www.cakesafe.com

Now a for wooden dowels. I have made thousands of cakes and only used wooden dowels and NEVER had a cake slide. Have never had a customer call to say it didn't make it. Maybe I am lucky and maybe I just jinxed myself but so far it has worked for me.
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post #20 of 48
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Quote:
Originally Posted by smartin40

The top tier "locks" into place in the middle tier.............I know it sounds complicated, but once you do it, your like "duh" brilliant!!!!!!



But there is nothing keeping that top tier of cake from sliding off that base? That's why I was told to dowel the cake straight through the middle and in using the SPS you can't do that so I am just wondering how that stabelizes the top cake for travel.
post #21 of 48
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Originally Posted by cakesbydina

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Originally Posted by smartin40

The top tier "locks" into place in the middle tier.............I know it sounds complicated, but once you do it, your like "duh" brilliant!!!!!!



But there is nothing keeping that top tier of cake from sliding off that base? That's why I was told to dowel the cake straight through the middle and in using the SPS you can't do that so I am just wondering how that stabelizes the top cake for travel.



The top tier doesn't slide off b/c you have it sitting on your cardboard that you smeared w/buttercream before you put the cake on; then I smeared some more buttercream on the separator plate before I put the cake onto it. It's really very easy! Try it one time, if it doesn't work for you, it doesn't work for you.........
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post #22 of 48
The SPS system the plates also have a "notch" on them - whcih grabs the board you have the cake setting on too (which wilton's does not have). The SPS selling point is that the SUPPORTS are what keeps your cake from going anywhere. (wilton's does about the same thing) The dowels are very large - about 3/4" around - and you have 4 of them going into each layer and locking into the plates. Very difficult for a cake to go anywhere.
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post #23 of 48
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Originally Posted by Loucinda

The SPS system the plates also have a "notch" on them - whcih grabs the board you have the cake setting on too (which wilton's does not have). The SPS selling point is that the SUPPORTS are what keeps your cake from going anywhere. (wilton's does about the same thing) The dowels are very large - about 3/4" around - and you have 4 of them going into each layer and locking into the plates. Very difficult for a cake to go anywhere.



Yeah...........I forgot to tell them about the "notch"...........thanks!!!!!!!
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post #24 of 48
I'm sure this is more about the horrible driving than it is the construction of the cake. I avoid allowing someone to pick up a cake if it is more than one layer. People just don't understand how bumps and turns can destroy a cake. Plus if a cake is in the back of a car, like the cargo area there will be more bumping than the driver can feel. Remember riding in back of the school bus and how fun the bumps were! HAHA!
post #25 of 48
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I hope that it was their driving and not me. It really hurts your confidence when this happens twice in two weeks. Even when I say drive like there is a baby in the back without a carseat, I can't imagine that they would not be more cautious. It's really frustrating that there have been so many setbacks when starting my business selling cakes. It's hard to keep moving forward and it really makes me not want to do wedding cakes too. Thanks for all the feedback ladies. I really appreciate it.
post #26 of 48
#1. Go to Walmart and pickup a roll of cabinet liners. It's a roll of slip mats that can be cut down. Put a piece down the same size as the bottom cake drum, then put you cake on top of it and no more sliding.

#2. Invest in bamboo skewers. After cake 1 has been placed on cake two get the skewer as push through both cakes. Cut off the remaining skewer hanging out at the top of the cake.

I have used wooden dowels for 20 years with no problems. We do not use plastic because we a green facility. You just need to make sure the dowels are cut the the EXACT size.

Hope this helps.
post #27 of 48
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Originally Posted by andrea7

#1. Go to Walmart and pickup a roll of cabinet liners. It's a roll of slip mats that can be cut down. Put a piece down the same size as the bottom cake drum, then put you cake on top of it and no more sliding.

#2. Invest in bamboo skewers. After cake 1 has been placed on cake two get the skewer as push through both cakes. Cut off the remaining skewer hanging out at the top of the cake.

I have used wooden dowels for 20 years with no problems. We do not use plastic because we a green facility. You just need to make sure the dowels are cut the the EXACT size.

Hope this helps.



You can also get a roll of these 'non slip' liners at Big Lots for around $1.00......I use them before I put a cake in anything!!!!!
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post #28 of 48
I have a question on chilling the cakes before transport. If your cake is covered in fondant, and have many different colored fondant decorations on it, wouldn't the chilling of the cake cause the decorations to sweat and therefore cause the colors to run on the cake?

I like watching Cake Boss on TLC and I ususally see that after they are done covering a cake in fondant, it is placed in the frig. I thought it was a no no with fondant.
post #29 of 48
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Originally Posted by spring

1. Use either Wilton Plastic dowels (they look like huge drinking straws) or sps system.

2. Make sure your dowels are cut properly.

3. Drive a dowel through the center of the cake...and make sure it goes completely into the cake drum.

4. Never under any circumstance use wooden dowels for anything other than a center dowel that goes through all the tiers and INTO the base board.

5. Chill cake thoroughly before transport.

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Why can't you use wooden dowels as supports also?
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post #30 of 48
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Originally Posted by mom2twogrlz



Why can't you use wooden dowels as supports also?



You can. It's just a personal choice. With wooden ones, you use a lot more than if you use the plastic ones.

Do what works for you.

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