Yes, I have plenty of time! About 1 1/2 months, I know its WAY early but I'm just nervous and want the cake to be perfect. I will be making almost an entire practice cake soon, so getting all the advice I can now instead of waiting until the last min. and freak out if something goes wrong.
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I plan on using the SPS system since I've heard its very sturdy, BUT I will most likely be transporting it in my small Mazda 3. Will this work if someone is in the passenger seat holding it the whole time? I don't think putting it in the trunk is a good idea, and there's really no floor space to sit it flat on the floor. Appreciate any advice!
I used the SPS system for the first time yesterday. I loved it! I only made one mistake and that was that my bottom layer wasn't tall enough, so I had a gap. Live and learn, so next time I will do better. I loved the ease of stacking my 6" on top of my 9" cake.
Did you use the 4" columns? I'm worried if my tier is a little over 4 inches. Can they easily be cut to size if I were to order the longer ones? and I'm just assuming you've used the bakery crafts brand, that's the only brand I've been people posting about.
You couldn't have trimmed your stacking piece?
If you're using sps, decorate it fully before you leave. Seriously, that sucker won't move. I would layer it like this..person holding it, piece of mdf board, non skid mat, cake. Putting it on the floor is best unless the floor is slanted. Holding it will be fine, especially with mdf & sps. No need to finish decorating when you get there, unless you have fragile toppers!
Thank you! I think I'm going to just take the chance and transport it stacked together. From all the reviews it seems the sps will hold it well. I do have a topper and some gumpaste roses I plan on adding but I can add them once I get there.
I use the coast system & purchase the 4 1/4" & 4 1/2". When/if I need to trim, I use a miter box so I cut straight.
are they strong enough to handle a power saw? Or will they crack
This is the one I use http://m.homedepot.com/p/Stanley-Deluxe-Miter-Box-with-Saw-20-600D/100034395