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post #1 of 12
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Hi there,
So I will be making a 4 tier cake for my cousin's wedding in a few short weeks.
This will be a 4 tier cake.all rounds,(6",9",12" and 15") Stacked on top of each other. Ribbon on the border and that's it.very simple and elegant.
They will be iced with buttercream.
Now...here is my question:
The 9" round( second tier from the top ) will be a fake dummy cake iced in buttercream.rest of the 3 tiers will be the simple 1-2-3-4 yellow cake.
How can I stack and brace a cake like this one?
I have to drive with this cake for about 60 minutes on the highway.I'd like to take it completely stacked and then set it at the venue.Is that a possibility?
How can I run a long dowel through the fake dummy tier? should I make a hole in it BEFORE stacking?
Thank you so much for your time and help in advance icon_smile.gif
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post #2 of 12
15" goes on the bottom drum. Put a 12" SPS plate and leg assembly into it to receive the 12 inch tier. Put a 9" SPS plate and leg assembly into the 12" tier. Simply set the 9" styro tier on top of the 9" SPS plate. For the 6" on top, all you have to do is set it on the styro dummy and skewer it into the styro in several places. Done.

(Every tier is on a cardboard.)
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post #3 of 12
It shouldn't matter that one of the cakes is a dummy. Stack and dowel as normal. You should use a center dowel, I would use 3. You do not need to pre-punch a hole through the dummy. Sharpen your dowel and carefully hammer it through the whole thing.

I *hate* SPS, icon_surprised.gif so if you weren't planning on using it, don't worry - it's not the only way. icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_smile.gifthumbs_up.gif
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post #4 of 12
Won't dummy "stuff" get into the bottom cake?
post #5 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by leah_s

15" goes on the bottom drum. Put a 12" SPS plate and leg assembly into it to receive the 12 inch tier. Put a 9" SPS plate and leg assembly into the 12" tier. Simply set the 9" styro tier on top of the 9" SPS plate. For the 6" on top, all you have to do is set it on the styro dummy and skewer it into the styro in several places. Done.

(Every tier is on a cardboard.)


WOW! THANK YOU Leah! You rock!!!
Now, if I have a ...say 1/8" layer of buttercream frosting on the top of my 9" tier,and I can just sit the 6" tier on top of it? Do you think it will "dig" into the frosting on 9" tier?
Sorry,I hope my question is clear. icon_redface.gif
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post #6 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mug-a-Bug

It shouldn't matter that one of the cakes is a dummy. Stack and dowel as normal. You should use a center dowel, I would use 3. You do not need to pre-punch a hole through the dummy. Sharpen your dowel and carefully hammer it through the whole thing.

I *hate* SPS, icon_surprised.gif so if you weren't planning on using it, don't worry - it's not the only way. icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_smile.gifthumbs_up.gif


Thank you Mug-a-Bug, I have never used SPS,and i don't own the system icon_sad.gif so I wouldn't know anything about it...I am a hobby baker and decorator,so I never invested in SPS.
Now,I was planning on using bubble teas for the 12" tier and bubble teas AND wide plastic dowels for the 15" tier.
What other system/things do you use for anything more than 3 tiers?
Thanks for helping.You are awesome! thumbs_up.gif
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post #7 of 12
there's no "investment" to be made into SPS, the plates and pillars/legs are cheaper than the wilton plastic plates!

Actually, they're the most INEXPENSIVE plastic plates I can find anywhere online!
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post #8 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KHalstead

there's no "investment" to be made into SPS, the plates and pillars/legs are cheaper than the wilton plastic plates!

Actually, they're the most INEXPENSIVE plastic plates I can find anywhere online!


REALLY!!!!
I thought SPS is expensive...as in hundreds of dollars icon_eek.gif
perhaps I am looking at something else!!!
Thanks..
now I need more help icon_rolleyes.gif heehee
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post #9 of 12
What does SPS stand for? I've never heard of it except here
post #10 of 12
SPS= Separator Plate System

www.oasissupply.com sells them super cheap

http://www.oasisupply.com/Products/Products.asp?Page=2
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post #11 of 12
p.s.

If you put "cake central" as a coupon code you'll save 10% off your order from oasis
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post #12 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by KHalstead

SPS= Separator Plate System

www.oasissupply.com sells them super cheap

http://www.oasisupply.com/Products/Products.asp?Page=2



Thank you for posting this site. I had never visited it, and it looks like a great source!
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