Sps Question

Decorating By leafO Updated 21 Jul 2010 , 3:34am by terrylee

leafO Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 1:42am
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Ok this is probably a dumb question...I'm making my first wedding cake in two weeks for my sister and I wanted to use the sps for the first time. It's three tiers 14,10,6. covered in fondant. I know most cakes are 4" tall and the standard sps leg is that height but my pans are 3". If I want each tier to be 6" tall do I need to do two 3" cakes in each tier with a plate and support in between or with the sps can I just get the longer pillars and cut them to 6" or would that not have enough structural support due to the height?

I've done tiered cakes before but never one this big. Any tips or advice you could give me about stacking large cakes or fondant would be appreciated, I'm a little nervous. I'm excited to use the sps for the first time, it looks awesome!

Thanks! icon_smile.gif

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leafO Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 4:46am
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The sticky on sps recommends to use a saw to cut it. Has anyone tried cutting the sps with a pvc pipe cutter would that work?

leafO Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 4:48am
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The sticky on sps recommends to use a saw to cut it. Has anyone tried cutting the sps with a pvc pipe cutter would that work?

OasisSupply Posted 20 Jul 2010 , 8:16pm
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Yes, the PVC pipe cutter work great for that application.

tracycakes Posted 21 Jul 2010 , 1:50am
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I have used a pipe cutter. You do have to do it very carefully and slowly or the leg will break unevenly.

leafO Posted 21 Jul 2010 , 3:19am
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Thanks icon_smile.gif I'll hafta "borrow" the pipe cutter from my DH's tool box and put it in my cake tool box icon_smile.gif (After I've sanitized it of course)

terrylee Posted 21 Jul 2010 , 3:34am
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The pipe cutter should work....cut slow ........A pipe cutter can be on your christmas list this year...... tools of the trade...lol.....I use a small saw and miter box.....

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