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I am making a 4 tiered wedding cake for November 23. I use SPS on large cakes, but this one will be 10", 9", 8" 7" - all 4 inch high tiers. (Why those sizes? It is going to be a very sleek art deco design.)

 

What is your opinion on using SPS in this instance? Waste of money or a must? 

 

I always use it on really heavy cakes - I have one cake in my avatars that is a 3 tier square cake. The middle tier was a 10" cake that was 6" high. It weighed about 50 pounds and was going on a shorter 4 inch tier. The SPS was great for that and I wasn't worried at all!! 

 

Thanks for your opinions!

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I don't use the sps but I've only heard great things about its durability. I wouldn't worry about it at all. It seems like a secure way to stack a cake!

I have a personal rule of not transporting more than two tiered stacked...so maybe you wouldn't Stack all 4 tiers. Unless you feel comfortable

I say go with the SPs since you're familiar with it
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i think sps is a great system--very secure and economical--the problem i encountered with re-useable doweling is that sometimes it's not all returned--there'e pros and cons to everything--i did not like the hassle of getting it returned myself--

 

i would dowel this cake and deliver it stacked--but i think whatever you're most comfortable with is best for you-

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my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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Originally Posted by -K8memphis View Post

i think sps is a great system--very secure and economical--the problem i encountered with re-useable doweling is that sometimes it's not all returned--there'e pros and cons to everything--i did not like the hassle of getting it returned myself--

i would dowel this cake and deliver it stacked--but i think whatever you're most comfortable with is best for you-

I think the same thing K8! I don't like the hassle of getting things returned because I'm always the one driving all around God's green earth trying to get them. The SPS system is cheap. I don't care if I get it back.

Glad to know you think it will be fine stacked and doweled. I didn't feel like ordering SPS for this one. Haha!
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Those SPS systems are junk. I use the cake stackers system. Its aluminum, reuseable and I don't have to worry anymore when I transport cakes.

I will look into this aluminum system. It is good to know other options are out there.
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I have to disagree that sps is junk. It does its job and its inexpensive. Its such a hassle using things that aren't disposable and you have to try and get back


if you have to order it its probably not worth it. Dowels are just as good
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Thanks @morganchampagne.

I don't keep a lot of stuff like that on hand since I'm home based. I don't make a ton of wedding cakes. About 10 a year and the rest are birthday and other celebrations. The most I stack on a regular basis are 2 tiers. icon_smile.gif
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