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post #1 of 5
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Hi,

someone asked me for a 3 tier cake, but they don't want it too big, is it reasonable to do 8-6-4 inches?

Also, i see that SPS system doesn't come in 4 inch plates... Will this cake be stable enough for transport without SPS just with dowels?

Thanks!

post #2 of 5

I use bubbe tea straws for all my cakes with 2 wooden dowels all the way down the cake (offset from the center).

 

If you really want to use the SPS system I would stack the 8" and 6".  Then stick bubble tea straws (3) in the 6" cake and add the 4" tier at the venue.  Because you can hammer dowels all the way through the cake with the use of SPS plates, I would trust the top tier to stay on during the delivery.

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post #3 of 5
What does sps system stand for?
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Originally Posted by cai0311 View Post

I use bubbe tea straws for all my cakes with 2 wooden dowels all the way down the cake (offset from the center).

 

If you really want to use the SPS system I would stack the 8" and 6".  Then stick bubble tea straws (3) in the 6" cake and add the 4" tier at the venue.  Because you can hammer dowels all the way through the cake with the use of SPS plates, I would trust the top tier to stay on during the delivery.

 

Did you mean to say that you "can't hammer dowels thru the cake with the SPS" and you "wouldn't trust the top tier to stay on?" 

 

If so then I agree. icon_biggrin.gif

 

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Originally Posted by pookmyster View Post

What does sps system stand for?

 

Separator Plate System - it's a specialty system of plates and dowels that is really sturdy and reliable for tiered cakes. 

post #5 of 5

SPS = Single-Plate Separator (by Bakery Crafts)

https://www.bakerycrafts.com/ItemSearchResults.aspx?SrchStr=sps
 

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