Do you guys mind having a separate thread for each week?
Who needs an SPS question answered?
I'm definitely gonna be here a looooong time.
I get so busy on Friday nights that I usually forget to join the club. I'm kinda chill this week. I should bake a cake tonight but it "can" wait until the morning. It's not being picked up until Sunday. I've already finished all my other ones for the week.
Hi everybody I'm up I already baked my cake. I'm decorating tomorrow. Now I'm just cooling out with my husband and cousin listening to music. I check back later.
I'm working on a four tier right now. Then I need to frost and decorate a five tier and then a groom's cake. May be an all-nighter.
Yeah Leah it does sound like you will be up all night. Well you have us to keep you company
I'm here!!! I have 2- 3tier wedding cakes and 2 groom's cakes and then 8 birthday/shower cakes and 3 - 2tier birthday cakes wheww I will be here for a while too
sounds like your usual schedule tdybear! No help tonight I assume?
Yipes! I thought I was busy. I'm actually way ahead of schedule. Only a two tier wedding cake w/ kitchen cake that's almost finished-I'll put the final touches on tomorrow. I've finished my ballet tutu 3-D cake and I've only got a birthday cake for tomorrow afternoon to do and I'm all set. Okay, so I have no idea how I'm decorating the birthday cake, but perhaps inspiration will come to me in my sleep. After I smooth my icing on my kitchen cake I'm done for the night.
O goody! Another thread to watch. I'll be in and out tonight. Will deff. have to catch some zzz's tonight, I am teaching tomorrow morning.
Okay - I've caught up with everyone -
I do declare tdybear - you must be able to apply icing and smooth with spatulas in both hands and feet!!
Leahs - I've go the SPS question. I am making a 4 tier wedding cake for tomorrow. The initial order (by the bride) was for a 12, 9, 6 round. The future fil called and wanted a bigger cake for the bride and could I add another tier - sure - so I baked a 14" round last night to add to it.
Now - I messed up ordering by plates from BCrafts and I didn't get a 9" or 8" round plate. Should I just substitute a wilton plate and hidden pillars for that tier - or should I use a 6" plate and sps pillars under the cardboard plate of the 9" layer?
Does that make sense?
Besides the wedding cake I have 1 small cake for tomorrow and a 1/2 sheetcake for Sunday - so not a bad weekend - - -
no, I actually did bring in that great girl who helps me out when I need it. I iced up all the birthday/shower cakes today and now she is decorating them all while I work on my wedding cakes. Thank God for her, she does such good work
So Suzy, you have 2, 6" plates? 'Cause you'll need one under that 6" tier. Frankly I think I'd just use the Wilton under the 9" rather than trying to make do with that little 6". Although . . . it should work, using a 9" cardboard, of course.
I can't believe I'd ever recommend Wilton anything . . .
Guess I got on just as the club moved. Have to go to bed now. Have a busy day in the morning doing Ike clean up in the yard. Everyone have a good night. Maybe I'll catch next weeks club.
What exactly does the sps stand for. I was trying to figure it out so I could find it on globalsugarart website, but wasn't sure what I was looking for.
SPS = Single Plate Separator
On the GSA site it's in the link for Tiered Cake Supplies.
On the Oasis Supplies site, just put SPS in the search box.
I'm glad a new post started I don't have a cake tonight I had one last Friday that was due the next day I stayed up until 3 AM working on it it came out great I donated it for a Auction it brought in $150 dollas yah!
tonight I'm finishing up a quilt
thank you leahs.
I thought that might been what it meant but wasn't sure.
Molly, a fabric quilt or a cake that looks like a quilt?
Well - ya know Leah - a girls got to do what a girls got to do!! I figured the Wilton plate & supports was the most logical way to go . . .
But yes - I do have 2 - 6" plates - I have no idea how I missed that 9" tier in my order.
Oh - and another convert is heading your way too Leah!! DH and I have struggled, cussed and reworked the Wilton large leveler until until until - well lets just say I was just about to stick it someplace very unpleasant for DH tonight!! So he said - is this the only option you have? I said why no - there is the Agbay! He said - 'the what'. So I pulled it up on the net and to my surprise the regular one is only 150 bucks!! I thought the cheapest one was like $300.00 or more. So I am saving my money - possibly using the money from the wedding tomorrow and I am ordering one of those babies!
I won't be up much longer - but I will check back again before heading to bed. I'm getting mine iced and mostly smoothed, then I'll let them 'rest' for the night and finish up in the morning.
I almost forgot to tell you guys - I finally learned to use my airbrush this weekend. And I love it!
Yes, the single blade Agbay is $150. The Deluxe is $250. The Deluxe is pretty cool, too, especially if you torte your cakes.
Once you have it, you will never believe you caked without it.
it is almost midnight and i finally finished my cake for tomorrow. it is a thomas the train cake. boy i had no clue it would be so much work. lots of detail. was a crazy day today. i had 3 extra kids (3 three year olds, a 1 1/2 year old and a 7 month old) i'm exhausted. would love to know what you think of the cake
I'm loking at an AGBAY right now! Can't wait to get one. I'll love having a 20" blade! Wish I could splurge on the double blade - maybe I should wait until I CAN get the double blade...
I'm about to try making one of those tilted stacked cakes like this one by paolocaracas http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1236077.html
I've never done it before but there was a little advice in Cakes to Build a Dream On. Wish me luck!
Can you use the SPS system for uneven doweling?
macsmom...fun cake. i haven't done one like that yet. would like to try it some time
Anyone still up? I finally finished my 120 mini cuppies for tomorrow. My aunt is taking them to her organ class open house.
That cake looks like it's done with the styro blocks. I did do one a couple of years ago with SPS that was slanted like that by cutting the legs different heights. I'm not gonna recommend it. It worked for me, but I couldn't explain it to another person and her cake slide apart.
For a topsy turvey, the bottoms are actually resting flat and the tops are slanted, creating the optical illusion. I've used SPS for those.
Shellzey - Great Thomas cake!
I really like how you did the brick and the all of the depots. It is refreshing to see a new take on the Thomas cake! Nice work.
Great Thomas cake shellzey - I have a sheetcake with Thomas due for Sunday, and just did another one 2 weeks ago.
Leah - I have never torted a cake more than once - that gives me 4 layers of cake and 3 areas for filling or icing. I know people do more, but I really don't think I would ever do more than that. So would the basic Agbay be right for me?
I see by your tag line that you got hit by Ike too. We had a rough morning here as well - and massive power outages. I'm in a rural/small town area and everyone within a 1/4 mile of me including the telephone companies equipment boxes in my backyard were without power from Sunday 9:30 a.m. until Tues at 7:00 p.m. -- EXCEPT ME! I never lost power - someone knew I had too many cakes to bake that day!
I ended up feeding neighbors, doing their laundry, letting them take showers, running extension cords from our house to theirs to power up a lamp, tv and fan. I got my mom to stay with me the first night, but the second night she stayed by herself 'reading by the kerosene lantern'!!
But I agree with you - I don't like Ike either!! That is as close to a hurricane that I ever want to be in. We had lots of property damage as well as lots of corn crops on the ground.