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What is the smallest 3 tier cake to make?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I have a customer who would like a small 3 tier- the smallest I've done is 10", 8", 6". Is it possible to go smaller? I really don't want a PIA cake.
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post #2 of 16
4,6,8
5,6,7

Neither one is a PIA
post #3 of 16
My favorites! 4-6-8 is a size I do often.
post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks! Is a 4, 6, 8 equal to 32 Wilton wedding servings?
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post #5 of 16
AZCouture--what happened to all your pictures? I thought you had a bunch on here. I remember looking at it and really loving your work.
post #6 of 16
Thanks! No, I only uploaded my piano here. Merlot, I call a 4-6-8 35 servings.
post #7 of 16
Here's my page Traci, I keep pretty current here. https://www.facebook.com/YumaCoutureCakes
post #8 of 16
"Wilton" (8 cubic inch) servings for a 4-6-8x4" are 45 total, 39 without the top tier.
post #9 of 16
I used to offer 8-6-4 until I became an SPS addict. With a 6" the smallest plate available you'd have to use dowels.
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post #10 of 16
Hi everyone!
After reading tons of post here, I decided to go with the SPS tacker plates and flat dowel system. I have stack cake that I just measured and my SPS plate supports will not go all the way down the bottom layer; essentially the bottom layer is taller than the supports / plate. Is this normal????? Will my top layer be supported appropriately even though the supports do not extend to the bottom of the supporting layer? TIA!!!!!!
post #11 of 16
The SPS legs MUST go all the way thru the cake and rest on the bottom plate. Otherwise the weight of the upper tiers will simply force the legs down to that lower plate and crush part of your cake.

That's way you simply must do one of two things:
1) be vigilant about the height of your finished tier - 4"
or 2) always keep the 5" and 9" legs on hand. Sometimes the 5" legs are just what you need and the 9" legs can always be cut to a specific length.
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post #12 of 16
Oh dear...SPS is such overkill with cakes this small. Those legs are going to suck up all the cake.
post #13 of 16
SPS is never overkill. It means the cake is assembled securely. I use it on every cake. Even a 6/8..
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 #14 of 16
Thanks Leah...thats what I figured but wanted to verify icon_smile.gif
post #15 of 16
Is there a video that shows how to assembly SPS?? for the life of mine I can't figure out how to assembly...even after looking at the picture icon_redface.gificon_cry.gif
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