I bought the SPS system about 2 years ago. I bought the pack that came with 4 inch columns and the 2 inch extensions. I used the columns but didn't need the extensions so I just kept them for later. I knew I would use them eventually.
Well I have been making a cake this week and I had planned on using the extension pieces because i was going to make a cake 6 inches in height. But at last minute I decided not to torte the cakes and just leave them at 3 thick layers instead of creating 6 thin torted layers. (This cake is just for practice.) Well the cakes are just measuring 4 1/2 inches in height, which was fine since its just a practice cake anyway, my plan was to saw off the 1/2 inch to fit the cake height. Well I got my extensions out and was going to measure where I needed to saw off the column/extensions and they don't fit inside each other?!?!? The columns fit in the plate separaters just fine. The extentions don't seem to fit anywhere???????
Has anyone had this happen to them? I know they all are SPS because they all came together in the SPS pack??? I just don't know? But I think I found a temporary solution. My bubble tea straws fit perfectly inside the columns so i was just going to measure out the straws to the perfect height and slip the columns around it. I thought about just leaving the columns alone and just using the 4inch columns as they are but i know 1/2 inch is a big measurement in the cake world and could be enought to cracke the base of my cake when i stack the other 2 cakes I plan to stack on it.
The extensions ONLY fit onto the 5" legs that they came with originally. The extensions do NOT fit onto the regular 4" legs. This is a system, and unfortunately you can't interchange the parts. To get a 4.5" leg, you'd need to cut down either the 5" leg or the 9" leg.
Thank you for responding. I will know this for next time.