Push In Pillars

Decorating By Rowena1957 Updated 30 Nov 2009 , 2:27am by sheilabelle

Rowena1957 Posted 28 Nov 2009 , 11:27am
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I have never tried push in pillars. Can someone tell me how to use them?

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leepat Posted 28 Nov 2009 , 12:50pm
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Mark your cake where you want them to go in and just push them straight in. Make sure they go straight in!!!! That is all you do.

kakeladi Posted 28 Nov 2009 , 10:00pm
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It takes a bit of working to get them in straighticon_smile.gif And.......you only get ONE chance to do it right! icon_smile.gif
When I taught classes I would have them place the plate on the top of the bottom cake so the 'prongs' would mark where the pillars will go. Then put the pillars onto the plate; position over the marks and gently push down on the center of the plate until the pillars touch the board.
Another way would be to take one pillar at a time (after marking the cake they are going into) and push it into the cake ONLY about 1/2" deep - just enough that it will stand up. Now turn your cake around - all around to observe if it is straight; push another 1" and again turn that cake all around observing if it is straight; If it is not just alter the way you push the pillar; continue dooing this until it is in all the way in. Then proceed to each of the other pillars one at a time as you did the 1st one until finished.
Once push-in pillars are in the cake DO NOT remove (pull) them! This weakens the hold the cake has on them (enlarges the hole) and your seperation/support will not be stable icon_sad.gif

Rowena1957 Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 7:55pm
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Are these the same as hidden pillars?

__Jamie__ Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 8:46pm
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If you really want great success, get SPS. Much sturdier and more reliable. Same concept, but added features that make it foolproof. icon_smile.gif SPS instructions and what it is and where to find it can be found at the top of the How To/How Do I forum.

kakeladi Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 9:17pm
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........Are these the same as hidden pillars?........

Push-ins are not. SPS are.

hidden pillars are straight tubes that are pushed all the way into a cake - nothing showing. push-ins are tapered and decorative w/about 2-3" above the cake w/in position.

sheilabelle Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 2:24am
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When using hidden pillars, do you measure the height of your cake and then cut the pillars (how do you cut them) and push them in. OR do you put the pillars in the cake, mark them, take them out, cut them, and then place back in?

sheilabelle Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 2:27am
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When using hidden pillars, do you measure the height of your cake and then cut the pillars (how do you cut them) and push them in. OR do you put the pillars in the cake, mark them, take them out, cut them, and then place back in?

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