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post #16 of 35
Elaine, try SPS. It's very stable and easy to use. It's cheap too! And you just add the cost to the price of the cake.
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 #17 of 35
thanks to cc and leah_s i started to use that system (sps) after my major disaster (in which i used wood dowels and cardboards with a center dowel). love the system, love not cutting dowels or using a million sucker sticks or straws ect. it does take a little practice getting your cake the exact height you need, but i use a agbay and my tiers all cut perfect and then once you get the hang of the filling height and amount of icing on the top of the cake you will love it! i also think it is nice to have your cardboards not all moist from sitting directly on icing cause they are sitting on the plastic support plate. check out leah_s tutorial on it. ps, dont forget to poke holes in the center of the cardboards before putting the cakes on them! it took me two times to not make that mistake again icon_wink.gif
post #18 of 35
Thread Starter 
I used about 5 white plastic dowels in each layer and the cakes sat on cardboard cake circles. I recently learned about the SPS system and I will definitely use that for next time!

My oven was working double time! I had my husband and my mom help me and I cooled each layer with a fan for a few minutes before I layered them then and crumb coated then put in fridge for 10 min then final buttercream coat then decorated! To tell you the truth I have no idea how it all came together...I had my angels with me for sure! My kitchen my turned upside down that night...took me forever to clean it up! And after all was done....I finally cried my eyes out!

I am currently looking at all the different types of systems so this wont happen again! Thanks for everyones advise and tips!
post #19 of 35
I'm glad you decided to return the brides money. You stated that you didn't see nay reason to have a contract since you bake at home. I'm wondering why a bride would not insist on a contract anyway? The contract is to protect both the baker and the bride. You can find great tips here on CC in reference to writing a contract.
post #20 of 35
okay this may sound stupid but what is the SPS system?
post #21 of 35
I'm with kurky--what's the SPS system??
post #22 of 35
Sonimik, what a total nightmare. I thnk you are heroic for providing a replacement cake and getting it to the venue, I can't imagine how utterly stressful that must have been!! Well done for sorting it all out, were they happy with the refund?
post #23 of 35
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Originally Posted by KathleenRN

I'm with kurky--what's the SPS system??



Everything you want to know about the SPS (single plate separator) system:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-603925.html

I used it for my first wedding cake and had NO issues at all, will never use anything else.

HTH,

Toni Ann
post #24 of 35
Kurky and Kathleen, its a single plate separator. you can look it up and purchase on sugarcraft.com
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Dora Moreno
If you work with your hands you're a laborer. If you work with your hands and your mind you're a craftsman. If you work with your hands, your mind and your heart, you're an artist
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post #25 of 35
Ooops! That was a nono. Try globalsugarart.com
Dora Moreno
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Dora Moreno
If you work with your hands you're a laborer. If you work with your hands and your mind you're a craftsman. If you work with your hands, your mind and your heart, you're an artist
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post #26 of 35
My last cake was stacked using SPS and I will not do it any other way now. Thanks Leah for singing its praises to all of us. I got mine at o a s i s s u p p l y . c o m take out the spaces of course.
It's not how hard you fall, It's how soft you land.
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It's not how hard you fall, It's how soft you land.
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post #27 of 35
Thread Starter 
jojo76-- I will never know the truth if they were satisfied or not! I think the groom felt bad for me since we did know each other. He actually gave me a percentage back from the total. I was surprise! He knew I worked hard in getting them another cake in such a short time frame. As for the bride, I'm sure she will never forgive me.....
post #28 of 35
A similarsituation happened to me not a wedding cake, a sweet sixteen, the cake was transported fully assembled and started to sag and droop....i gave the clients back a half refund because it was still edible.

I just recently had a succsesful wedding cake, delivered as a whole, 4 tiers with hydrangeas (you can see on my pics) as far as support systems, i always do more....much more than needed. I bake my cakes two days before and let them rest (filled) with books on top for 24 hours, then fondant/buttercream the next day, i use plastic dowels in each tier, the bottom one normally has 8 not 6...just incase.

I feel your pain, learn from your mistakes and keep it moving. Your cakes are beautiful.
Proud mama of 2 kids, Nurse by trade, Cakes are my passion.
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Proud mama of 2 kids, Nurse by trade, Cakes are my passion.
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post #29 of 35
I feel terrible that this happened to you and that after all that work you didn't get any money. Having said that, please pat yourself in the back. What you did was simply amazing!!! A 4-tier cake, decorated in all in 4 hours? Are you kidding? You must be a cross between Superwoman, Wonder Woman and any mom out there! Congratulations! And with all the advise you have been getting, you can start getting orders for lots of wedding cakes and you'll be sure to deliver them in one piece and on time! Amazing! icon_biggrin.gif
post #30 of 35
Thread Starter 
Thank you all for the encouragement and tips!
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