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Dummy tier do I need sps?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

I am making a  3 tier cake of which the bottom one will be a dummy (12in), the other 2 tiers (9 & 6) will be real cake, I have 2 questions,

 

1 - how do I stick the 9 inch to the dummy? it will be on a cake cardboard so do I glue the the top of the fake dummy and stick the real cake on top? or will bc be enough to hold it?

 

2 - I will be using sps (thanks Leah S) for the first time, do I need this in the fake tier as well?

 

Thanks in advance, all tips and advice welcome,

 

Claire

post #2 of 5

You can stick the 9" cake on it's cake board to the iced dummy with royal icing. Buttercream might be a bit soft in summer weather, but it will depend on your recipe.

You don't need SPS in the dummy tier. You only need a 6" plate and 4 columns to go in the 9" tier to support the top 6" tier.

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

Brilliant, 

Thanks

post #4 of 5

concur.  I'd run a skewer through the 9" into the dummy tier, then insert the SPS plate and leg assembly.

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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Originally Posted by leah_s View Post

concur.  I'd run a skewer through the 9" into the dummy tier, then insert the SPS plate and leg assembly.

 

Will do, thanks. WIll let you know how it goes, the sps arrives tomorrow.

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