Sps System.

Decorating By lifonahil Updated 13 Nov 2008 , 3:47am by luvbakin

lifonahil Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 4:47am
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When you sell a cake with this system do you charge the client with extra money to cover the cost?

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dragonflydreams Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 10:23am
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. . . sure . . . TANSTAAFL . . . (there ain't no such thing as a free lunch) . . . icon_biggrin.gif

lifonahil Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 6:21pm
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Thank you so much for your help.

Kairiboo Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 6:26pm
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I'm really sorry, everyone keeps talking about how wonderful this system is... Is there a link where I can see it somewhere? I haven't been able to find one! But thats probably just me being a noobie! hahah

ngfcake Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 6:46pm
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Kairiboo Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 7:52pm
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Thank you very much!

leah_s Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 8:04pm
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The sticky with SPS instructions is at the top of the How Do I? Forum. I charge $20 "equipment fee" for all tiered cakes to cover SPS But I buy a lot of SPS and get a reasonably good price on it. It is pretty inexpensive thoug.

"You'll need 1 equipment set. This is a plate and pillar system that's inside your cake holding it up. Without it your cake will fall down." I have NEVER had a customer question the charge.

tarheelgirl Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 8:07pm
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I can't wait to try the SPS system out! It sounds very reliable!!

You probably would not use this system on a simple 2 tiered cake would you?

leah_s Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 8:11pm
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Absolutely yes!

Two tier cakes can fall, too.

Mencked Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 8:13pm
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I love SPS. I used it on this monster cake and you will see my glowing review there and I charged extra to cover the cost. http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1272309.html I plan to use it on my mom's 2-tier cake that will be traveling 6 hrs. already assembled and I'm not going to worry a bit about it!!!!

tarheelgirl Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 8:33pm
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You have me convinced!!!

leah_s Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 8:38pm
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Oh Mencked,
::wipes tear::

Another member of the SPS chorus! Sing out loud and proud!!

Mencked Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 9:05pm
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LA LA LA LA!!!!!!! I'm singing loud and proud. Leahs you really should get free SPS for life for all of the people you've convinced to use this wonderful system icon_smile.gif!!

leah_s Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 9:16pm
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Don't I wish.

lifonahil Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 4:47am
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Wow i am so convinced. I am gonna go to my supply shop and get it.

leah_s Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 4:56am
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You're lucky if your cake shop carries it in stock. Generally you have to order it. But you never know!!

lifonahil Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 5:00am
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Why do you have to poke a hole in the center of the cake board? I am a little confussed about that.

GI Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 5:12am
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Mencked I saw that original pix of the cake. That is truly a masterpiece! You don't say how big around the bottoms layers are. I can't even IMAGINE trying to fit that monstor into your Van. Whoah! And you did all 4 bottom layers. Yikes!

I just have to know, inquiring minds, how big is the cake you are driving 6 hrs with? And do you go thru alot of twisty windy turns? I swear I'm going to get the SPS just to try out my wild a** driving and see how it holds up! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

leah_s Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 12:44pm
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Originally Posted by lifonahil

Why do you have to poke a hole in the center of the cake board? I am a little confussed about that.




So that it will fit over the peg on the plate.

lifonahil Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 6:04pm
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Originally Posted by leahs

Quote:
Originally Posted by lifonahil

Why do you have to poke a hole in the center of the cake board? I am a little confussed about that.



So that it will fit over the peg on the plate.


I see. thank you .

Mencked Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 1:22am
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GI--the bottom layers were 18, 16, 14 and 12--heavy!! Thank goodness I had my husband (he calls himself the cake boy) to help me carry it!! The cake I'm driving 6 hours with won't be that big only 12 and 8--I think--not totally sure about the size yet, but nothing major, but no worries with SPS!!!

momg9 Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 3:11pm
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Do you ever have a problem with icing sticking to the plate that's sitting on the cake when you take it apart? Do you put something in between the cake and plate?

leah_s Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 4:00pm
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Well, I don't take them apart . . . hehe

I sprinkle coarse sugar under the plate area, but I use a non-crusting bc. If you allow your crusting icing to do it's thing, then you should not have an issue.

luvbakin Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 4:04pm
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These are not reusable??? I thought they were and you just took a deposit until you got it back. No?

leah_s Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 4:37pm
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They are meant to be disposable. You can get a few uses out of the plates, but the legs will crack after a few uses. I mainly do wedding cakes and party cakes. I'm a "drop and run" vendor.

luvbakin Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 8:36pm
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Thanks. I guess I was thinking this was just like the system on Earlene's site.

tarheelgirl Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 10:06pm
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I found these items at my local supply store! I think buying them online is cheaper though!

leah_s Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 2:01am
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Originally Posted by luvbakin

Thanks. I guess I was thinking this was just like the system on Earlene's site.




That system is SFS and it's excellent, just waay expensive.

I'm talking about SPS which is inexpensive, excellent and easy to use. And you don't have to have it returned by the customer, so it's pretty much hassle free!

luvbakin Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 3:47am
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Sounds like a better system to me. It would be a hassle to try and get it back, then have to clean it all up.

Thanks!

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