Sps Or Wooden Dowel

Decorating By fourfelinefriends Updated 3 Apr 2008 , 5:56pm by cakebaker1957

fourfelinefriends Posted 30 Mar 2008 , 12:35am
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I am making my first tiered cake this week. I am doing a 6, 8, 10 construction with some pretty dense cakes. After reading all the soggy cardboard cake stories I am so scared! Since the cake are gong to be pretty little I was going to use the plastic dowel rods. The guy at the cake store said he uses 2 cardboard cake boards. I was planning on assembling the bottom 2 tiers and putting the third tier on, on-site.
so here are my questions:
1. will I be OK with wooden dowels?
2. should I use 2 layers of card board?
3. Should I do a middle dowel through the 2 layers?
4. Will the top tier be OK with no middle dowel through it?
5. OR should I scrap all this and go for SPS?

7 replies
wgoat5 Posted 30 Mar 2008 , 11:02am
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Scrap it all and go with the sps... You still have to use cake boards but... The SPS system is SOOO sturdy you can assemble at home and take it and I promise IT WON'T move!!! Why go to all the trouble of cutting those dowells and not knowing if they are going to move? icon_biggrin.gif

Use the SPS use the SPS LOL

Go for it icon_smile.gif

jessi01 Posted 30 Mar 2008 , 11:34am
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ok dumb question..... What is SPS and where can I get it??? icon_lol.gif

wgoat5 Posted 30 Mar 2008 , 12:17pm
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Jessi you can find the SPS system at www.oasissupply.com

Another great person to pm about this system is Leahs icon_smile.gif

kimkait Posted 30 Mar 2008 , 1:07pm
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If you pm leahs, with your e-mail, she will send detailed instructions how to use the sps.

fourfelinefriends Posted 3 Apr 2008 , 4:08am
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ugh so after much explaining at my local cake store, they looked at me crazy as I explained SPS. I was really surprised they had NEVER heard of this??? SOOO I used the wilton plastic rods, hopefully it wont sink over the next few days till the shower (I work 2 jobs thurs and fri, so no time to decorate then). Thanks for your help- I will be ordering SPS off the internet soon for my next cake!

sugarshack Posted 3 Apr 2008 , 4:44am
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instead of dowels I use bubble tea straws, they rock!

instead of cardboard i use fomecore, it rocks!


cakebaker1957 Posted 3 Apr 2008 , 5:56pm
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Whats bubble tea straws? i finally found the foam core its sturdy i was excited started jumping up and down in the asile people thought i was crazy

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