foxymomma521 Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 12:46pm
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I was just browsing the Caljave Online website, and came across s support system that looks an awful lot like SPS minus that little peg on the plate... Has anyone used this? Wondering what your opinion is... Sorry, I can't post a link because the GSA gods will change it on me icon_wink.gif

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foxymomma521 Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 12:48pm
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http://www.cal java online .com/tierseparator1.htm
here's trying... remove the spaces and maybe it'll work

smoore Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 1:15pm
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I didn't look at this system, but I've used the SPS system and think one of the benefits of the system is the little peg on the plate. It really helps from one tier shifting on top of another. I've looked at other plates at a local cake shop, but keep going back to SPS because it hasn't failed me and I know some of the country roads I use in delivery need that little peg, as I deliver everything assembled, with the exception of wires or toppers, when they aren't something I've made.

foxymomma521 Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 1:21pm
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That's funny... I find that the peg doesn't really do too much... I just smother the plate with BC and go... I'm wondering if anyone has actually used this system- I'm already familiar with SPS, it's the only thing I use for my tiered cakes.

arosstx Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 1:34pm
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I highly recommend SPS over Coast. The peg does a couple things besides the obvious; 1. it allows stacked transport with less chance of cakes shifting in transit, and 2. when stacking, it allows you to turn the tier to match patterns or put the "good side" in the front without damaging the tier below.

I vote SPS!

bakingatthebeach Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 1:38pm
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I looked at the system and didnt see 4 inch legs, just longer ones.

arosstx Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 1:41pm
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They sell both, 9" and 4" legs. They can be cut to size and sometimes even with the 4" legs I have to cut them just a tiny bit. I think getting the SPS plates through http://www.oasisupply.com/home.asp may be less expensive.

foxymomma521 Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 2:42pm
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I've been buying sps from Lucks, but was interested in this because I purchase my fondant from caljava and like to combine shipping when possible...

DeliciousDesserts Posted 28 May 2012 , 12:14pm
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What do ya'll use to cut them?

sweettreat101 Posted 29 May 2012 , 8:03am

Send a PM message to Ramacakes. She uses the coast system and loves it. I am considering buying the coast plates and clear twisted pillars for a cake due in a couple of months. Here is one of her cakes using the plates and pillars. http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1505820/wedding-cake-multi-round-tiers

CWR41 Posted 29 May 2012 , 3:18pm
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What do ya'll use to cut them?




Bakery Craft mini hacksaw:
https://www.bakerycrafts.com/ItemSearchResults.aspx?SrchStr=saw

HamSquad Posted 29 May 2012 , 4:27pm

Before I had discovered CC and all of it's wonderful resources, I only knew about Wilton products. I pretty much have tried quite a few of their cake tier sets. I later found while surfing the internet( favorite thing to do), I came across cake deco.com and saw the Coast Cake tier set. At that time, I had a cake that I designed for my God Daughter's Wedding, so I gave it a try:

  http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1247911/castle-of-joy.

Later, while reading all of the wealth of info here on CC, I tried SPS cake system for a Pink and Purple Baby Shower Cake. To tell you truth they both work. With the Coast system I ordered the size the legs I needed so that the cake sat on top of the next cake without a gap. Like previously mentioned, since I never knew about that little spike, I just glued the cake with a circle of BC or RI on the plates and nothing moved. I had to travel a good distance to delivery this puppy too, me and my sister. HTH

nadsquad Posted 20 Aug 2013 , 2:49pm

Are you guys saying you put the cake on the separator plates directly, or is the cake on a cake board that is then put on the separator plate? I am assuming there is a cake board ... please reply asap as I am about to buy one of these systems and start baking!

shannycakers Posted 20 Aug 2013 , 3:47pm

I am sure they both work, I am partial to the little peg on SPS, it helps center my cakes too.. i love the little peg:). The only problem i dont like with sps but o well, is the legs have to be cut on every cake... my cakes are always 41/2 inches high. I like a higher cake so i am not able to use the precut 4 inch legs..

leah_s Posted 20 Aug 2013 , 5:04pm

Of course I love SPS.  And a lot of that love has to do with the little peg.  SPS legs come pre-cut  4", 5", 7" and 9".

DeliciousDesserts Posted 20 Aug 2013 , 5:24pm

AI prefer the Coast system. The legs come in all kinds of sizes. I stil occasionally have to cut, but rarely.

MBalaska Posted 19 Oct 2013 , 8:08am

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Originally Posted by DeliciousDesserts 

I prefer the Coast system. The legs come in all kinds of sizes. I stil occasionally have to cut, but rarely.

It seems there are a lot of sizes in these legs.  I've not been brave enough to try either of the systems, however the Coast has more than a dozen different sizes including half inch ones.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 19 Oct 2013 , 11:53am

AYes, they come in 1/4" increments.

cakestomuch Posted 21 Oct 2013 , 4:18am

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Original message sent by shannycakers

I am sure they both work, I am partial to the little peg on SPS, it helps center my cakes too.. i love the little peg:). The only problem i dont like with sps but o well, is the legs have to be cut on every cake... my cakes are always 41/2 inches high. I like a higher cake so i am not able to use the precut 4 inch legs..

How does the peg help center your cakes?

cakestomuch Posted 21 Oct 2013 , 4:27am

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Original message sent by MBalaska

It seems there are a lot of sizes in these legs.  I've not been brave enough to try either of the systems, however the Coast has more than a dozen different sizes including [I]half inch[/I] ones.

I wished I would have known about the Coast legs coming in so many sizes before I bought a bunch of sps. When I run out of sps I will be buying the Coast system. I do have one set of the Coast system for a 3 tier cake. My mom gave it to me. It was the support system used in her wedding cake. I have not used it yet, but I don't see why the sps would be any better than the Coast. I looked at the Coast just now and can't believe all of the leg sizes. I use BC or royal icing to attach the boards to the separator plates. Sometimes I don't even bother with the boards.

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