I Need To Know What Professionals Use For A Support System

Decorating By mom2spunkynbug Updated 13 Sep 2010 , 5:44pm by tracycakes

mom2spunkynbug Posted 13 Sep 2010 , 3:39am
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I need to know from other professional cake decorators what you all use for a support system for stacked cakes. I have tried cutting the Wilton plastic dowels, cutting the Wilton (& other brands) wooden dowels, using bubble tea straws...and for under the cakes, I've tried using regular cake boards and I've tried cutting foam core boards covered with plain contact paper.

What is the simplest & most effective way to successfully stack a tiered, stacked cake?

I find using a regular cake circle isn't quite sturdy enough to hold the weight of the cake, and so if covered in buttercream, the buttercream will crack if the entire thing is picked up unevenly.

The foam core board works....but it is SO time consuming & such a pain!!!

I can't wait to hear what most of you guys use...

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KJ62798 Posted 13 Sep 2010 , 4:10am
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SPS! Single Plate Separators

There is a "sticky" in the cake decorating forum by Leah_S with all the details. You can get the components at Global Sugar Art. Not expensive, very sturdy, simple to use.

HTH
Kristy

Franluvsfrosting Posted 13 Sep 2010 , 4:35am
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SPS all the way (although I'm not a professional). I had one slide before switching to SPS and not a single issue since I've made the change.

cakesbycathy Posted 13 Sep 2010 , 11:41am
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SPS

jleigh982 Posted 13 Sep 2010 , 12:12pm
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leah_s Posted 13 Sep 2010 , 12:36pm
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SPS of course! And I do a LOT of cakes. Easy. Sturdy. Cheap.

mom2spunkynbug Posted 13 Sep 2010 , 1:07pm
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Thanks everyone!

A problem that I have is that my cakes are never the same height when I bake. Some recipes don't reach the top of my 2" tall pans. Would that be a problem with either support system? When I'm using Cake Jacks, I can never use the 4" tall ones, because my cakes are always just under 4".

jleigh982 Posted 13 Sep 2010 , 3:45pm
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Originally Posted by mom2spunkynbug

Thanks everyone!

A problem that I have is that my cakes are never the same height when I bake. Some recipes don't reach the top of my 2" tall pans. Would that be a problem with either support system? When I'm using Cake Jacks, I can never use the 4" tall ones, because my cakes are always just under 4".




not sure about SPS because I never used it but with the cakestacker you can simply adjust the height of the plates by screwing them up or down. The center post kit will adjust from 3 inches up to 6 inches to match the exact height of your cake tier.

Franluvsfrosting Posted 13 Sep 2010 , 4:10pm
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I build my cakes carefully to make sure they're the correct height. In the event I don't get them correct we just trim the legs down on my husbands band saw. I think I saw on Oasis Supply (where I buy SPS) that they sell a little bitty hack saw for adjusting leg height. It's a whole lot easier to just build the cake the correct height to begin with though.

jenmat Posted 13 Sep 2010 , 4:16pm
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stress free supports

tracycakes Posted 13 Sep 2010 , 5:44pm
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SPS all the way. I even mentioned them to another local cake shop after she had a wedding cake collapse on the way to a wedding.

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