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post #16 of 40
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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.

post #17 of 40
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Originally Posted by kellyk1234 View Post

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.

post #18 of 40
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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.
post #19 of 40

You couldn't have trimmed your stacking piece?

post #20 of 40
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!
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post #21 of 40
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Originally Posted by sixinarow View Post

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.
post #22 of 40
You'll be fine!! Walmart sells cheap cardboard boxes in the office supply aisle for less than $1. You can get a 12"or 14" (depending on the size of your cakeboard ). I put a second piece of non skid mat in the box and put the cake on top of it, that way if you slam on the brakes or swerve, your bf will grab the box, not the cake itself! So, the detailed layer icon_smile.gif would be person, mdf, nonskid, box, nonskid, cake. Does that make sense? It won't go anywhere as long as you don't slam on the brakes or swerve! !
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post #23 of 40
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Yes it makes perfect sense! Like stacking another cake..lol. I guess I can stop stressing about that now! icon_smile.gif
post #24 of 40
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Oh and ill post my experience with it after I deliver it. Still a while away though...
post #25 of 40
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Originally Posted by BatterUpCake View Post

You couldn't have trimmed your stacking piece?

No, because I didn't have anything to cut them with.  Even if I did, I would be afraid I wouldn't have cut them evenly. 

post #26 of 40
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Originally Posted by darkchocolate View Post

No, because I didn't have anything to cut them with.  Even if I did, I would be afraid I wouldn't have cut them evenly. 

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.

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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post #27 of 40
The box & saw were $15 at Home Depot

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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post #28 of 40
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Originally Posted by DeliciousDesserts View Post

The box & saw were $15 at Home Depot

Thank you, I will check that out.  Is there at certain brand or model number I should look for?  I'm just asking since you seem happy with yours.

 

Thanks!

post #29 of 40
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Originally Posted by DeliciousDesserts View Post

The box & saw were $15 at Home Depot

are they strong enough to handle a power saw? Or will they crack

post #30 of 40
Yes, they can handle a power saw. Wish I had one!

This is the one I use http://m.homedepot.com/p/Stanley-Deluxe-Miter-Box-with-Saw-20-600D/100034395

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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