Interesting...thanks for posting. I'd also like to hear if anyone has tried them before.
looks sturdy, the cake would definately stay stacked BUT - it could still very easily slide if transporting stacked. the supports don't anchor into anything like the sps supports do.
I haven't tried them -- I too am an SPS girl! It looks to me like that is a lot of acrylic going into the cake -- meaning I think it could probably split a cake wide open! The concept seems great, but I see some potential problems.
it says its only 3 7/8" tall. My cakes are always like 4 1/2 inches tall. I'm afraid this would cause a bulge but I like the idea if it was a bit taller.
I agree with cupcakemkr. They say at the bottom that it's not recommended to use if transporting the cakes stacked. Although, I would think that if you used that, you could drive a dowel all the way through, just a bit off center, and voila, you could practically JUGGLE the cake and it would stay!!!
looks like there were lots of holes in the thought process they went thru making those. with a little tweaking it could be a good product but it definitely seems like it would break the cake. also, like someone said, the tiers are attached to each other in any way, so it could tip.
I use these, they are great, you do have to bake your cake to the height of the support. They are a very pleasant company to deal with, and will custom make supports to the height you require, there is an extra charge for this, but it was an option the last time i ordered these.
peg- the cake doesnt break with all the extra stuff in the middle of it?
Meh . . .I'll stick with SPS. Easy.
It is interesting... but I like the sps myself...
I found this when i did a google image search for the SPS....I just dowel but I thought i'd share!
Eversince I got the instructions from leahs, I'm a total sps gal meself! I'll pass, thanks.
it took me a while to use a system like sps although my husband (who worked anight job as a waiter said thats what the cakes had). i buy them from wholesalesugarflowers.com
im guessing its similar to the SPS..(i got the instructions from leah) and its almost exactly what i do except for the center hole...
what i do now which i learned from sugarshack is to put duct tape on the plastic plate before setting the cake on top of it (which is on a board). that way the board is stuck to the plastic plate..of course you have to make sure you center it properly or you'll have a HARD time trying to get it centered after its stuck on the plate lol
I think those plates that wholesalesugarflowers.com has are Coast Brand. SPS has the little peg that makes all the difference.
Hmm.... that's an interesting idea, but I *KNOW* it would cause my cakes to crack like crazy! I use SMBC almost exclusively, and my cake crack sometimes just using the SPS! The would NEVER hold up to that much plastic being inserted!
i havent had a problem with them..yet lol..ive traveled with 3 tiered stacked cakes no problem. i added the duct tape as extra insurance for thelast couple of cake si did
I haven't had a problem with the cake cracking with these, but i never had a problem with regular dowels. Haven't tried the SPS system, although i was looking at the coast system. I really want something i don't have to worry about getting back, cause alot of people don't want to return anything.
I am somewhat new to this can anyone direct me to the instructions on this sps way of stacking cakes. I would like to start transporting stacked cakes (instead of stacking at the event) and if this helps Yeahhhhhh!