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Hi. One of my best friends is getting married in July and she wants me to do her wedding cake for about 200 people. While I have done cakes for family parties and my own children's birthdays and stuff, I am terrified to do her cake, as this is for her wedding! One of my biggest fears is transporting the cake and I read something about these single plate systems. How do they work and is this something that I should look to invest in? She wants daisies cascading, diagnally down the front, or a variation thereof. She is willing to work with me if need be. I should also note that I am a little over an hour from the reception site.
post #2 of 20
SPS is definitely the way to go. I use them exclusively now. You can buy them direct from Bakery Crafts. Your first order needs to be placed over the phone, but it is easy to do, just get the phone number from their website, and give them a call. You can pull up the items you want to purchase so you have the item numbers handy.

Leah made a sticky note in the forums on how to use them. They are disposable, so you don't have to collect a deposit to get them back.
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post #3 of 20
So strange reading your post...I am in the exact same boat! I have a wedding cake to do in May...first one. It will be a 4 tier cake with cascading cherry blossoms. I am soooo scared....because it's a wedding cake! I am going to get the SPS with out a doubt!!!!! It's not that expensive and from what everyone says it does the job.I plan on ordering the SPS in the next few days so I can practice with it. I did a (small 2 tier) practice version because I wanted to see if the blossoms would stay on the cake with buttercream since wire in cakes is a big no-no! It worked fine. How are you attaching your daisies? I think I have decided this will be my first and last wedding cake....I have had so many sleepless nights thinking about this cake, I don't know how people make them every weekend! Best of luck to you. PM me if you have any questions or if you have any good info to share with me!!!
post #4 of 20
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Karateka thank you SO much, I will def check out That site!

Jason-Lisa, it is scary, isn't it???? I mean it's her wedding cake! Usually for my flowers I've used toothpicks or in the case of my Dasies, I will probably use piping gel and "glue" them into the fondant...I am def curious to see how the plates work! I will PM you on a couple of weeks to find out icon_smile.gif. I'd also love to see a pic of the finished project!
post #5 of 20
This is the thread that Leah_s posted. hth
post #6 of 20
Ok, please excuse my ignorance, but can you tell me what the SPS is? I understand what the letters stand for but have not heard of it before. Duh....
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post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by auntginn

Ok, please excuse my ignorance, but can you tell me what the SPS is? I understand what the letters stand for but have not heard of it before. Duh....



Bakery Craft Single Plate Separators:
https://www.bakerycrafts.com/ItemSearchResults.aspx?SrchStr=sps

Coast Single Plate Separators:
http://cakedeco.com/cgi-bin/webc.cgi/st_prod.html?p_prodid=47490&p_catid=&page=1

Wilton Hidden Pillars:
http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E3119F0-475A-BAC0-5772682F766C019C&killnav=1
post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by karateka

SPS is definitely the way to go. I use them exclusively now. You can buy them direct from Bakery Crafts. Your first order needs to be placed over the phone, but it is easy to do, just get the phone number from their website, and give them a call. You can pull up the items you want to purchase so you have the item numbers handy.

Leah made a sticky note in the forums on how to use them. They are disposable, so you don't have to collect a deposit to get them back.



How much do they cost? I want to call bakery crafts to order but I'd like to have a general idea of the cost and/or shipping.
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post #9 of 20
I also only use the SPS system. The cheapest place that I have found in jester's cake supply online.
I transported a 5 tier cake using this system.I have just calculated the cost of the system into my cake prices. Sharon
post #10 of 20
CWR41... well duh, I do know what those are. We just called them hidden dowels or hidden columns back a bit. Thank you for enlightening me, rofl..
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post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by bandcbakes

I also only use the SPS system. The cheapest place that I have found in jester's cake supply online.
I transported a 5 tier cake using this system.I have just calculated the cost of the system into my cake prices. Sharon



Thank you! Just ordered some from Jesters!
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post #12 of 20
They run from $1.55 for a 6inch plate up to $5-6 for 18 inch plates. THe 4 inch legs are $4.80 for a pack of 12. Don't know what shipping is.
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post #13 of 20
Just for the record, SPS is the *brand name* of the BakeryCrafts system.

*Hidden dowels* is, I believe the brand name of the Wilton product.

They are not the same. They are not interchangeable and in my opinion, do not perform the same.

I have not used the Coast (brand name) system, so can make no claims about it.

SPS is FABulous!
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 #14 of 20
Has anyone used the 9 inch scored columns for sps and cut them. I am guessing they are scored to make cutting easier. Just wounding because my tiers are closer to 5 inches so the 4 inch would not work. I really need something other then these wooden dowels they make me so nervous. Thanks
post #15 of 20
agcomer, I've been using the wooden dowels for sometime now and have loved it better than all those plastic things. I have no complaints from customers and it keeps cost down for me.
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