Sps Instructions

Decorating By leah_s Updated 24 Sep 2014 , 1:54pm by leah_s

leah_s Posted 5 Jun 2013 , 10:33pm
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Click on Forums at the top of the page.  Choose the Cake Decorating Forum.  It's the second Sticky.

BatterUpCake Posted 5 Jun 2013 , 11:49pm
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I cant even figure out where the file is...lol

BatterUpCake Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 6:21pm
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Am I missing something? I don't see it!

leah_s Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 6:39pm
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I'm having trouble being any clearer.  Click on Forums at the top of this page.  click on Cake Talk.  Click on Cake Decorating.

There are a series of Stickies (blue links "stuck" to the top of the listing of threads) It's the second Sticky.  And the tutorial is on PAGE 15 of the Sticky.

BatterUpCake Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 7:22pm
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Oh I am sorry to bother you. I am new here and had no idea what "stickys" were. Thank you for clearing it up.

The Cake Shoppe Posted 20 Jun 2013 , 6:00am
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Thank you for this Leah!  I kept trying to look at the original post and it wouldn't load.  :-)

BatterUpCake Posted 20 Jun 2013 , 10:42am
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I found a YOUTUBE video on assembling one. It looks very simple and sturdy. I am going to use it on my next wedding cake in august....

leah_s Posted 20 Jun 2013 , 5:31pm
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You'll love it!

diva_delites Posted 23 Jun 2013 , 3:23pm
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hi!

 

Can u also send me the instructions as well.  thanks'!

 

makeba@cakesanddessertscafe.com

leah_s Posted 23 Jun 2013 , 3:30pm
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Thew instructions are on page 15 of this sticky.  See my signature line.

leah_s Posted 24 Jun 2013 , 4:06am
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And there's a link to the page 7 posts above.

BatterUpCake Posted 25 Jun 2013 , 11:46pm
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Original message sent by leah_s

You'll love it!

I can't wait to try it!

whiteangel Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 3:22am
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Sorry if this type of staking has been addressed, just didn't see it, nor understood the part that is really confusing me. 

 

I think I have over thought this too much and managed to get myself completely confused.  I am going to be making a 5-tiered cake for my daughter's Sweet 16 in a few months.  Want to use the SPS as it seems more sturdy than dowels.  Will be using foam drums as separators and this is where I am getting confused.  Bottom two tiers will be dummy cakes - she wants "bigger or go home" lol, but with only 75 guests, doing it all in cake would just be a waste.  I want a little of the plate showing, at least 1/2" to 1" so that there is room to add the decorations that will be going on. 

 

I do know the dummies and foam do not need support.  The first cake that is real is the 10" round.  What plate do I set this on?  Not just a cardboard cake board, right?  That would be ugly.  Do I use the 10" separator plate with the feet poking up into the cake?  Will there be enough plate left over for decorating - 1/2"-1" worth of plate? 

 

I get that I would then use a separator plate with the pillars going down thru the 10" round and then a 4" drum sitting on top of this.  Got that.  It is just the cakes that are setting on the foam drums that is really getting me messing up in my thinking.

 

6" round cake

 

3" drum

8" round cake

 

4" drum

10" round cake

 

6" drum

10" square cake dummy

6" drum

16" square cake dummy

17" plywood base board

 

As you may have gathered, not a professional decorator, it is just my passion!!  Any and all help will be GREATLY appreciated, especially after giving myself hot flashes in trying to figure it out!!  I am quite sure it will be such an easy thing that I will do the forehead slap but right now, well, it is just irking me! 

 

p.s. I will be adding lighting under each plate that is sitting on the drums and individual LED lights to a few flowers to make it pop!  Can't wait for this to happen.

leah_s Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 4:23am
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AHmmmm, the cake really needs to sit directly on the dummy because that's its support. Normally, I'd drive a wooden skewer through the cake and cardboard into the dummy. And you don't want to drill holes in the dummies to put legs in. Don't ask how I know that. Under no circumstances do you use the plate upside down, which will make more sense when you're working with it.

The only way I can see for you to do this is to drill the dummies that will be directly under the real cake tiers and use the 5" SPS legs. Do the drilling outside.

whiteangel Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 4:50am
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Hmmmm, the cake really needs to sit directly on the dummy because that's its support. Normally, I'd drive a wooden skewer through the cake and cardboard into the dummy. And you don't want to drill holes in the dummies to put legs in. Don't ask how I know that. Under no circumstances do you use the plate upside down, which will make more sense when you're working with it.

The only way I can see for you to do this is to drill the dummies that will be directly under the real cake tiers and use the 5" SPS legs. Do the drilling outside.

Each cake tier will be sitting on a plate and then on foam core.  It is that plate that I am having problems with.  Do I just use two cake boards and cover with ribbon or something as they will show especially underneath that will be lit?  Like I said, have gotten myself very confused.  Remember, I want some of the plate showing that the cake is sitting on, for adding boarders.  She doesn't want the straight sides cakes.

 

Real cake is sitting on _____ which is then sitting on the foam core/drum?

 

If the foam drum (the smaller separator foams) is 6" in diameter, the SPS plate it is sitting on only needs to be 6" also, right?  Will this be strong enough to support a 10" without it being wobbly?  I wanted to have a plastic plate there and not cardboard cake boards.

 

I sure hope I am explaining myself clearly? 

whiteangel Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 5:28am
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Each cake tier will be sitting on a plate and then on foam core.  It is that plate that I am having problems with.  Do I just use two cake boards and cover with ribbon or something as they will show especially underneath that will be lit?  Like I said, have gotten myself very confused.  Remember, I want some of the plate showing that the cake is sitting on, for adding boarders.  She doesn't want the straight sides cakes.

 

Real cake is sitting on _____ which is then sitting on the foam core/drum?

 

If the foam drum (the smaller separator foams) is 6" in diameter, the SPS plate it is sitting on only needs to be 6" also, right?  Will this be strong enough to support a 10" without it being wobbly?  I wanted to have a plastic plate there and not cardboard cake boards.

 

I sure hope I am explaining myself clearly? 

 

Go to link http://www.wilton.com/idea/Lasting-Impressions

This is kind of what I am talking about.  See how the plate comes out from the plate?  How do I do this with the SPS.  That I think is what is getting me confused.

whiteangel Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 5:29am
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Originally Posted by whiteangel 

Each cake tier will be sitting on a plate and then on foam core.  It is that plate that I am having problems with.  Do I just use two cake boards and cover with ribbon or something as they will show especially underneath that will be lit?  Like I said, have gotten myself very confused.  Remember, I want some of the plate showing that the cake is sitting on, for adding boarders.  She doesn't want the straight sides cakes.

 

Real cake is sitting on _____ which is then sitting on the foam core/drum?

 

If the foam drum (the smaller separator foams) is 6" in diameter, the SPS plate it is sitting on only needs to be 6" also, right?  Will this be strong enough to support a 10" without it being wobbly?  I wanted to have a plastic plate there and not cardboard cake boards.

 

I sure hope I am explaining myself clearly? 

 

Go to link http://www.wilton.com/idea/Lasting-Impressions

This is kind of what I am talking about.  See how the plate comes out from the plate?  How do I do this with the SPS.  That I think is what is getting me confused.

whiteangel Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 6:15pm
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Please could you talk me through which plate sizes and columns I would need to buy to make a cake set up similar to the attached? Since it would have styrofoam dummies as separators I am a bit stuck as to where the plates and columns go. So if the cake was 14", 12", 10" and 8", and the dummies were 6", what should I get?
Thanks in advance!

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(Cake by ConsumedbyCake http://www.flickr.com/photos/consumedbycake/4482486516/)

 

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Dayti,
From the bottom up:
Cake drum
14" cake tier with a 6" SPS plate and leg assembly in the cake.
styro
12" cake tier on FOAMCORE, skewered into the styro with a 6" SPS plate and leg assembly in the cake.
styro
10" cake tier on FOAMCORE skewered into the styro with a 6" SPS plate and leg assembly in the cake.
styro
8" cake tier on FOAMCORE skewered into the styro.


Finally saw this from several pages back, missed it the first time.  This explains what I am doing EXCEPT the foamcore that the cake is resting on.  I don't want the straight look, rather a bit of plate or something showing so that I have a good edge to work with.  This is where I meant about using a SPS plate upside down, with the pegs going into the cake that was resting on it.  This plate wouldn't be used for the support of the cake and legs, rather in place of the foamcore.  I could buy a few Wilton plates if they are sturdier, just not sure how to handle this.

 

Want to get this figured out soon so I can start making the orders for all the cake needs.  Have learned it is just cheaper to buy everything online than going to Micheal's unless I have the 50% off coupon and that takes time for one item at a time.

leah_s Posted 2 Jul 2013 , 4:43pm
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Just use a slightly larger foamcore, and use these instructions.

ttaunt Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 7:47pm
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Put  very hot water in thermos,and bring metal spatula. Soak spatula in hot water,wipe with paper towel. A hot spatula great to touch up crusted buttercream.

trista4120 Posted 16 Nov 2013 , 5:35pm
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A@Leah- how would you use the SPS for a Topsy Turvey. 6- 8- 12" round three tiered cake? What would I need to order from the sight you recommend .

I will be removing some of the cake in the center to lay the plate flat. The pillars will be straight up and down. I would like to try these on the TT as I used the wooden dowels with the card board and ran into problems of sliding. NOT GOOD:-(. The center layer moved about a little more than a quarter of an inch. It was enough to notice. I was able to fix it. I just don't want to repeat the samething again.

Thank you for your time.

leah_s Posted 16 Nov 2013 , 7:20pm
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AAs long as the cakes are sitting flat you don't need to do anything different to use SPS. The TT is an illusion.

trista4120 Posted 25 Nov 2013 , 5:38am
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A@ Leah- thank you.

kellyk1234 Posted 26 Feb 2014 , 10:14pm
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Will the sps sytem work with really tall cakes tiered caked?  For example, I'm planning to do a 4 tier round cake: 12 inch (4 in high), 10 inch (8 inch high), 8 inch (4 in high), and 6 inch (8 inches high).  I've used the sps about 3 times already and I love it, but will it work with those "double barrel" cakes that have to have a smaller cake board and bubble straws in the middle of the tier? 

ellavanilla Posted 26 Feb 2014 , 11:03pm
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yes. i recently made an 8 inch high double barrel. I used the plate and supports at the halfway point, just as if it were two cakes and frosted over the entire thing. 

kellyk1234 Posted 26 Feb 2014 , 11:16pm
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yes. i recently made an 8 inch high double barrel. I used the plate and supports at the halfway point, just as if it were two cakes and frosted over the entire thing. 


So basically you use 2 systems on one tier? I didn't think about that! So for a 10 inch cake, would you use a 9 inch plate in between?

ellavanilla Posted 27 Feb 2014 , 7:57am
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AYeah, it was an 8 inch round tier. I made two 8x4 cakes and stacked them with a 6in SPS plate between and 4inch posts.

kellyk1234 Posted 27 Feb 2014 , 3:25pm
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AThank you! :)

trixie05 Posted 7 Mar 2014 , 10:58pm
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Help!  I followed directions to open SPS Instructions, from Forums on down, and landed in the here.  Where did I go wrong?  Thanks

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