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rrmom2boys Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 5:08pm
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I have only done one other stack cake in Wilton Course 3 and that was awhile ago. What do I put under the top layer? Do I cover the cake board on the top tier but what about the bottom of the cake board?

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ski Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 5:16pm
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Usually I will make a cake board covered in contact paper for the bottom of the cakes, I will go in 1/2 inch smaller than the cake.

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wgoat5 Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 5:27pm
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The only cake board I cover is the bottom cake

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rrmom2boys Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 2:19am
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Thanks for the help. The board doesn't soak up grease from the cake or the frosting from the layer under it?

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wgoat5 Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 2:24am
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no ma'am..

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indydebi Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 2:46am
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I'm with Christi .... it's made of cardboard, not rice paper. icon_wink.gif It will hold up fine.

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wgoat5 Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 2:52am
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These cake boards (the ones actually MADE for cakes) are durable.. they are made to hold up not soak in grease etc.

If you have a 3 tiered cake you have a cake plate under the boards anyways....or at least I do... some people use foam core.. I use those for my bottom cakes but not for my top tiers.

I use the sps (single plate system) for all of my stacked cakes... if transported more then a couple of miles... if I think the cake will give me problems I use them then also .

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rrmom2boys Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 3:05am
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Thanks! icon_smile.gif

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wgoat5 Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 3:06am
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welcome icon_biggrin.gif

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MessiET Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 1:06pm
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Christi,

Are you using the Wilton cake boards? Those are what I use but I have always covered them in foil... maybe I can skip this step.

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wgoat5 Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 1:51pm
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Yes Ma'am those are the ones icon_smile.gif

You most definately can skip this step

the less steps the better icon_biggrin.gif

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MessiET Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 1:55pm
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Excellent!!! I love to be able to skip steps and still have good results icon_lol.gif

BTW, I am using SPS for the first time for a 3 tiered cake this weekend. I am looking forward to this!

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wgoat5 Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 1:59pm
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You'll love it Elizabeth... I'm a convert icon_biggrin.gif

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leah_s Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 2:04pm
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Let us know how you like SPS.

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ladyonzlake Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 2:19pm
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Yep, Leahs turned me on to the SPS and I love them!

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floophs Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 2:31pm
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Originally Posted by ski

Usually I will make a cake board covered in contact paper for the bottom of the cakes, I will go in 1/2 inch smaller than the cake.




OK, this might be a silly question (clearly I'm a newbie icon_redface.gif ) but if you cover the cake board in contact paper can you use them over and over again since they are protected with the paper?

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wgoat5 Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 2:37pm
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They are sooo cheap though floophs you wouldn't want to even try to get them back icon_sad.gif


Just would be a worry that you didn't need to worry about lol

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floophs Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 2:54pm
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Thanks for the tip...I'm going to JoAnn's today so I'll have to get some. I've have yet to stack cakes so maybe now's the time to start! icon_wink.gif

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MessiET Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 10:00pm
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Let us know how you like SPS.




I delivered my cake today (used SPS for the first time) and I am sold! Easy to use, so easy to stack the cakes, sturdy... thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

Leah, thank you so much for your instructions on using SPS! BTW, is Bakery Crafts giving you a percentage of their sales? They should!!! icon_lol.gif

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leah_s Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 11:59pm
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LOL, I wish. I just like to spread the news when I find something that is clearly good and easy!!

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4laynes Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 12:36am
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I'm not familiar with SPS. Can you tell me about it?

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cookinmamma Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 12:54am
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I'm not familiar with SPS. Can you tell me about it?




I was going to ask the same thing.

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cohen1 Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 1:18am
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I was going to ask the same question also, what is SPS.

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leah_s Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 2:17am
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SPS is a support system for cakes. Just PM me with your email address and I'll send you the instructions.

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