Sps System Question

Decorating By chouxchoux Updated 14 Nov 2009 , 1:53am by leah_s

chouxchoux Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 10:33pm
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i want to use the sps system, however, i probably will not have my tiers exactly 4 inches. is there any way it can be adjustable? Or...can anyone suggest a different way to stack for a transport of 3-4 tier cake across town?
i've used wooden dowels, but on small cakes.

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kakeladi Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 11:58pm
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I believe the pillars are cut-able.

CakeDiva73 Posted 6 Nov 2009 , 12:32am
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That is the only downside to the SPS....baking the tiered layers to 4". It's a pain. I did cut one set of 4" pillars shorter to accomodate usage in 3" cake pans (they weren't quite that high) and it worked well but my husband had to do it with tools - it's not like dowels or straws where you can just custom cut them as you make cakes.

I finally have found a setting on the agbay which cuts the 4 tortes so if they are filled and frosted, they are close to 4". If there is a slight gap the border or ribbon at the base will help but God help me if I get a call from a minimalist bride who wants a plain cake with no awesome flaw-covering embellishments! icon_surprised.gif

MBoyd Posted 6 Nov 2009 , 1:35am
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Yep - I've used the SPS system and had to cut the pillars with a small hand saw. But its a really sturdy support system!

ranbel Posted 6 Nov 2009 , 1:49am
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The sps is the way to go. I too have to cut mine down just a little. My DH uses a saw of some kind to cut them for me.

chouxchoux Posted 6 Nov 2009 , 3:38am
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what if the tiers are taller?

Mug-a-Bug Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 11:58pm
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You can buy 12" pillars and cut them to whatever height you need icon_smile.gif

leah_s Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 12:55am
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[quote="SinCityCakes"]You can buy 12" pillars and cut them to whatever height you need icon_smile.gif[/quote]

Wherever did you see 12" pillars? icon_eek.gif

SPS pillars/legs come precut in 4", 5" 7' and 9" lengths.

Yes, you can cut them, but as many of you have discovered they're not easy to cut - *because* they're very sturdy.

I set my Agbay to cut layers at 7/8". Works for me.

Mug-a-Bug Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 1:25am
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Sorry, I meant 9".

leah_s Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 1:53am
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Oh, no problem. I was just amazed that there was a piece of the system I didn't know about.

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