Question About Ordering Sps

Decorating By snocilla Updated 8 Jul 2010 , 1:30am by leah_s

snocilla Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 7:02pm
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So I've decided to try SPS instead of dowels/straws. My question is about the size of the plates. Usually, if I bake an 8" cake, I have to cut the 8" board down, because my cake comes out a bit smaller than 8". Maybe no one else has that problem? But anyway, my question is, does anyone order 7" plates for 8" cakes, or is this not an issue? I'm pretty sure I won't be able to cut the plates down to the size of the cake.

Thanks!

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LisaR64 Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 10:37pm
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I have the same issue, and I have started ordering my SPS plates 1" smaller than my pan size and it works out perfectly!

ptanyer Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 10:52pm
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That's exactly what I do as well icon_smile.gif

KHalstead Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 11:07pm
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I order the same size plate as my cake. My cakes shrink a bit too (nature of cake) however, I use the edge of the cardboard round as my guide, I build up the icing and then using a bench scraper I go around and smooth the icing using the edge of the cardboard as a guide to keep it perfectly even all the way around. Then when I put it on the 8" (for instance) sps plate, the cardboard is just slightly bigger than the sps plate (their plates are just BARELY smaller than 8" exactly, just a hair smaller) and it works great. I do use the 8" plates for 9" cakes, only because then I don't have to have 9" plates on hand as well!

hsmomma Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 1:16am
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I order all the sizes and then use what I need for each cake. Some that have borders can have a bit of a lip that sticks out from the cake. Others that need to be flush because there is no border...I'll use the smaller sps plates.
I also do what the previous poster suggested and use the cake board as a guide to "build" my buttercream out to.

If you aren't ordering many...I suggest going with them slightly smaller as they will still support the weight of your cake.

Have fun and enjoy stacking a little less stressful now!!

cakemama2010 Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 6:03pm
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May I ask where you order them from? Thank you in advance!!

snocilla Posted 2 Jul 2010 , 11:47am
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Thanks everyone for your help! You can buy them at globalsugarart or fondantsource .com. I may go ahead and buy both sizes to start with and see how it goes. I'll probably buy a bunch to start anyway!

KHalstead Posted 2 Jul 2010 , 12:26pm
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I think fondantsource.com IS the cheapest and if you use coupon code "cakecentral" you get another 10%(I think) off

snocilla Posted 2 Jul 2010 , 12:34pm
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Yes, at fondantsource, code cakecentral gets you 10%

KHalstead Posted 2 Jul 2010 , 2:10pm
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thank you, yes...not sure why it's blocked!

leah_s Posted 2 Jul 2010 , 3:11pm
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::what:icon_confused.gif? F o n d a n t s o u r c e has SPS?

I've been reccommending Oasis Supply.

::runs to look::

leah_s Posted 2 Jul 2010 , 3:13pm
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::runs back into post::

They do!! They do!!

snocilla Posted 2 Jul 2010 , 3:22pm
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Leah, I was wondering when you would pop up in this post! LOL! I'll have to check out Oasis Supply as well! And Leah, do you order the same size plates and build up icing as well?

leah_s Posted 2 Jul 2010 , 3:37pm
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I do! An 8 " cake goes on a 8" board, I use the edge of the board as the guide for the icing smoothing, and all goes on an 8" SPS plate. But I always have an inside border.


I miss outside borders. ::sigh::

PS, I've been mostly locked out of CC for DAYS.

snocilla Posted 2 Jul 2010 , 4:21pm
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What do you mean by inside border as opposed to outside border?

Locked out?

leah_s Posted 2 Jul 2010 , 5:51pm
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inside border = where the upper tier meets the tier beneath it.
Outside border = top border of the tier

yeah, something weird with my computer. Fixed now.

snocilla Posted 2 Jul 2010 , 5:59pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by leah_s

inside border = where the upper tier meets the tier beneath it.
Outside border = top border of the tier

yeah, something weird with my computer. Fixed now.




I guess I didn't know there were names for them, but that makes perfect sense icon_smile.gif

hsmomma Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 12:47am
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Cheapest for me at B A K E R Y C R A F T . com
Free shipping for orders over 125.00
If I order by 1 p.m. on Monday, I usually have it by the same time on Wed. (of course, would depend on how far you are from their warehouse).

I believe you have to have a Fed. Id number or Tax ID (can't remember which) to set up an account.

leah_s Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 1:30am
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Yes, I order direct from BakeryCrafts also and yes, you MUST have a business license number, business checking account, business card or brochure. yes they require all that to be sent in

HOWEVER, with the 20% off currently at Oasis, I'm loading up!!!

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