Where To Get Sps

Decorating By TxAgGirl Updated 22 Oct 2007 , 2:48pm by SazzyG

TxAgGirl Posted 9 Sep 2007 , 10:06pm
post #1 of 81

I'd like to try SPS, but I'm not a commercial baker, and I've heard bad things about sugarcraft.com, so does anyone know where else I can get it?

80 replies
mariannedavis Posted 9 Sep 2007 , 11:11pm
post #2 of 81

If you're talking about the "single plate system," Leahs uses them a lot. You could PM her and ask. thumbs_up.gif

TxAgGirl Posted 9 Sep 2007 , 11:40pm
post #3 of 81

I think she gets hers from a site that only sells to commercial bakers.

leah_s Posted 9 Sep 2007 , 11:56pm
post #4 of 81

Try country kitchens. But ask specifically for the GC-4s column.

TxAgGirl Posted 10 Sep 2007 , 12:59am
post #5 of 81

Oh, thank you! thumbs_up.gif

daltonam Posted 10 Sep 2007 , 1:07am
post #6 of 81

it's been awhile since i've had to ask

WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT????

i think i'm going to have to google this single plate..... icon_biggrin.gif

chaptlps Posted 10 Sep 2007 , 1:11am
post #7 of 81
arosstx Posted 10 Sep 2007 , 1:15am
post #8 of 81

Leahs - why that particular column and not another? I know you are a huge fan of this system and I think I will be too if I can get it all figured out.
I used the Coast system this weekend on a wedding cake (posted), but it does not have the little nub in the center like SPS, so I think the SPS would be better.

chaptlps Posted 10 Sep 2007 , 1:23am
post #9 of 81

the one's on the first link are bakery crafts SPS system which is what you are looking for. That is at pastrywiz. The systems come in a complete kit. The plates, pillers and the cake board and boxes for delivery. And nope you don't need to have a tax id number to order from them.

leah_s Posted 10 Sep 2007 , 2:07am
post #10 of 81

The GC-4S is 4" tall which means you don't have to cut the columns. That's assuming you bake and fill your cake so that it's at or near 4" tall.

arosstx Posted 10 Sep 2007 , 6:41pm
post #11 of 81

Ok, got it. Thanks Leahs!

leah_s Posted 10 Sep 2007 , 6:48pm
post #12 of 81

Just checked the pastry wiz site. ewww I couldn't sell one of those designs for anything around here. And they all (well I only looked at the first four pages) have tall columns. Not the correct columns for a stacked cake which is so much more popular right now.

leah_s Posted 10 Sep 2007 , 6:49pm
post #13 of 81

And the system on the cakedeco link is NOT SPS.

leah_s Posted 10 Sep 2007 , 6:55pm
post #14 of 81

Here is a retail source.
www.oasisupply.com

Click on Your Special Day
subcategory wedding
subcategory plates and tier separators or something like that

Start scrolling. They definitely have the GC-4s column and d___ their price is about what I'm paying "wholesale."

daltonam Posted 10 Sep 2007 , 9:56pm
post #15 of 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by daltonam

it's been awhile since i've had to ask

WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT????

i think i'm going to have to google this single plate..... icon_biggrin.gif




i guess the way i asked it, no one realized i was serious, i did try to google the single plate system & got nothing, but looking at the other post i guess i've figured out that it's a cake stand of some kind. icon_smile.gif

is this kind of stand special (sturdier icon_confused.gif ) ?

thanks

leah_s Posted 10 Sep 2007 , 10:31pm
post #16 of 81

Dalton, SPS is a cake support system. No dowels to cut ever again. Sturdy and cheap. Yu can stack your cake as much as you can lift and transport it. No center dowel either. I've been using it for years and am out to convert the world.

daltonam Posted 11 Sep 2007 , 1:26am
post #17 of 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by leahs

Yu can stack your cake as much as you can lift and transport it.




well that wouldn't be very high for me icon_surprised.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif


converting the world sounds like a smart thing to do!


thanks for answering!!!

southerncake Posted 11 Sep 2007 , 1:48am
post #18 of 81

I order from Bakery Crafts; however, I recently found www.bakingshop.com and it looks like they sell them. I think it is one of the best things ever and recommend it to everyone. We live down a long (about 1/2 to 3/4 mile) dirt/gravel road and all of my cakes have to travel it safely. I can stack my cakes and don't worry one bit.

I, however, order the 9" (I believe) scored pillars and cut them to size. I do keep the 4" on hand and use those for certain cakes, but I definitely use more of the 9".

leah_s Posted 11 Sep 2007 , 2:17am
post #19 of 81

Another member of the SPS chorus!!

I torte with my handy Agbay and make sure my tiers are right about 4". I just love those 4" columns.

southerncake Posted 11 Sep 2007 , 2:25am
post #20 of 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by leahs

Another member of the SPS chorus!!

I torte with my handy Agbay and make sure my tiers are right about 4". I just love those 4" columns.




You better believe it!! I LOVE it and wouldn't use anything else!!!!! I used to leave a reception site praying that a dowel wouldn't slip and now I don't worry at all! I have complete confidence in that system!

wgoat5 Posted 26 Sep 2007 , 11:52am
post #21 of 81

Help me I don't know what I am looking for icon_sad.gif , I want to be a convert to!!!

Which one do I need for a 3 tiered cake 14, 10 and 6????


Help me please as I have no clue about the sps system!!

I have only used dowels or seperator plates with the hidden pillars...
This cake will need to have hidden pillars also !

icon_smile.gif

Thanks for your help!

Christi

leah_s Posted 26 Sep 2007 , 12:11pm
post #22 of 81

Christi,
I've found all SPS components for retail sale on www.oasis.com. If that's not the exact name of the site, then google oasis and cake supplies and it should come up. It's not a well organized site and difficult to search. That said, their pricing is great! For a stacked cake you need the GC-4S columns and then order plate sizes to match your cake tiers. Follow the oasis links to wedding supplies and then cake separators. I do remember that the GC-4S columns are on page 5 of that section once you get there. Waitaminite, I seem to remember that the oasis inventory number forthe columns is BK GC 4S, so maybe you can search onthat.

And if you have a tax ID number, then you can set up an account directly with BakeryCrafts.

leah_s Posted 26 Sep 2007 , 12:41pm
post #23 of 81

OK, now I'm awake.

www.oasissupply.com
Click on Your Special Day.
Click on Wedding
Click on Plates/Pillars/Dividers

Start scrolling. The plates and columns are on pages 5 and 6.

Katskakes Posted 26 Sep 2007 , 1:18pm
post #24 of 81

I don't know why but everytime i see this i wondered if it was a SPS.
Can someone tell me what is the difference?

thanks!
Kat

leah_s Posted 26 Sep 2007 , 1:25pm
post #25 of 81

SPS = Single Plate System

It a great way to support tiered cakes. No dowels to cut.

vdrsolo Posted 26 Sep 2007 , 2:06pm
post #26 of 81

Have to pop in here, Leah converted me a couple of years ago.

Seriously you will love this system, not only is it strong and sturdy, but caterers love it because they are not having to dig out tons of dowels, they just remove the plate with the legs attached!

And definitely get the Agbay (Leah and others told me about it). If you think you are getting by with a Wilton, you will know better when you get the Agbay, the wilton levelers are junk, junk, junk!!

leah_s Posted 26 Sep 2007 , 2:09pm
post #27 of 81

Hey there,

Do I recognize you from another Board I used to frequent? icon_biggrin.gif

I'm still out to convert the cake world to SPS--one cake maker at a time.

It is easy, sturdy and cheap!! Gotta love that!

And the Agbay--simply the best!

wgoat5 Posted 26 Sep 2007 , 3:33pm
post #28 of 81

Leahs can you transport fully assembled cakes with this system?

BCo Posted 26 Sep 2007 , 3:34pm
post #29 of 81

leahs- ok so is this the right item for the pegs

BC GC4S 4" SCORED GRECIAN COLUMNS -BAKERY CRAFTS® /12


Just wanted to double check to make sure I ordered the correct things!

THanks
Brandie

wgoat5 Posted 26 Sep 2007 , 3:35pm
post #30 of 81

OOPS didn't read , sorry someone already answered my ??

THANK YOU Leahs!!

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%