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post #16 of 25
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post #17 of 25
OMG! i go through this decorator identity crisis all the time. I'm just a beginner i guess, and my last cake disaster made me quit for almost a year! But i'm getting back interested. don't doubt your skills, and if you still feel unsure practice is the best way to build confidence.
post #18 of 25
this happened to me twice. It's horrible and bump you get over. Take everyone suggestions on here and try something new. If it works, your problems will never repeat themselves and you can continue. I't sucks I know. I just had a bride and groom tell me they hated how my cake tasted. I'm horrified at all the comments that must have been made as everyone refused to eat the cupcakes. Live and learn.
post #19 of 25
For those of you using bubble tea straws as dowels, what do you do for the central dowel? Do you just not use one, or go with wooden? Where I live it would be very difficult and expensive to go with SPS, but I'm not exactly sure how the bubble tea straw thing works.

P.S. LOVE bubble tea!
post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by Shalott

For those of you using bubble tea straws as dowels, what do you do for the central dowel? Do you just not use one, or go with wooden? Where I live it would be very difficult and expensive to go with SPS, but I'm not exactly sure how the bubble tea straw thing works.



P.S. LOVE bubble tea!



The bubble tea straw works the same as doweling but as another poster stated dowels displace cake and the straws are hollow so they fill up with cake. This actually makes your cake more stable. As for the center support I use a wooden skewer that you use for kabobs.
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post #21 of 25
don't EVER give up.... hat was just a lesson for you to lkearn.... now put your big girl pants on and make even more cakes.... don't let one thing change your dreams.... we all have had cake disasters.... u should have seen my first topsy turvy..... WOWZY u would have said to me LADY.... u need a career change... but I didn't get discouraged.. I learned from it... ask Sharon (Sugarshack) she is as good as she is but she herself has mentioned how many "lessons" she learned along the way....

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post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by Heavenlydelights107

Thanks ladies! I used wooden dowels, thick wooden ones I get from the local hardware store.

I am not totally understanding SPS, I looked on , but did not really get it.

Can anyone explain? I take it this is something you have to get back from each customer?

Also, someone mentioned bubble tea straws? What are these?

Thanks!!! I love this community and the support we all provide !!!!!

Oh and YES, Facebook can spread like wildfire!!!! I am kind of hurt by this, and a little disappointed in the person's page I saw it on. Also, I emailed the customer to again apologize hoping it did not ruin her party, but have yet to receive a answer.




Leahs tutorial is great, these are very easy to use. If you look at my pics, the wedding cake with the purple vine of flowers is used with dowels, yep, its a leaner and the top slid off, the square is done with SPS and traveled stacked (except for top tier). Its straight! Never ever ever will use dowels again!
post #23 of 25
Things happen don't give up. I remember when I first started baking from scratch and the cakes kept falling the in the middle and I was about to give up and go back to the box, but I kept trying and now I am pretty good with baking cakes from scratch. It's all a learning experience.
post #24 of 25
I'm also a devout SPS user. I used to hate to make tiered cakes because they just felt unstable. Now, if the cake is stacked and no more than 4 tiers, they travel completely stacked to the destination. I take it out and put it on the table. Even my hubby is comfortable about travelling with cakes using sps.
post #25 of 25
I use PC pipe, for supports, it is clean and cuts easily with a hack saw and can be sanded and washed in the dishwasher. It is very inexpensive and I like to have it returned with my cake plates an plateau, but I am not upset if I don't get them back.
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