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post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by dshlent

YES!!!!! I leave the cake on the cardboard... What I was meaning was when I took it off the larger board I use to ice the cake.. But I do keep it on the cardboard that has the hole poked for the SPS plate....


Okay, so I'm NOT crazy. At least not at this particular moment. icon_smile.gif

While you're practicing and learning how to lift and place the tier properly (even distribution and all that), I suggest you use foamboard instead of cardboard during your learning curve. It's stronger than cardboard and won't flex as easily. It is not, however, a substitute for learning the correct technique! icon_smile.gificon_smile.gif
post #17 of 18
hmmmm . . . I've had variations on this question a couple of times this week.

When placing the cake tier, on the cardboard onto the SPS plate, your hand should be dead center under the cardboard, fingers spread wide to put support under as much as possible. (I do this, with ONE cardboard on 14" cake tiers.)

TIP the cake onto the SPS plate so that the back edge of the cake is close to the back edge of the plate. (Back edge is the edge farthest from you.)

While holding the cake with one hand (left for me) slide an offset spatula under the cardboard with your right hand. Pull out your left hand and lower the cake into place with it resting on the spatula. Adjust the tier onto the SPS plate with the spatula. (The sliiiide part in the tutorial.)

Yes, there will be icing on your left hand from where the cake cardboard was icing'd to the support cardboard. I always carry a roll of paper towels.
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 #18 of 18
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Ok.... Now I'm excited that I think that will solve my problem!!!! Thank you all.... Indydebi... thank you for the link. It was very informative.. You guys are great...
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