I'm making a 4 tier wedding cake (each tier is separated about 3 inches) and it's my first time using SPS. The icing is buttercream so I was wondering what type of cake board you'd use under the three top tiers. I normally use foamcore for stability. Will this work or should I just use cardboard rounds. Just don't want the buttercream to crack...
Either foamcore or the cardboard rounds will work fine. Which ever you're most comfortable with.
PS, I've never used foamcore.
so you bought the multi-piece SPS legs right? An you're using the 5" piece + the 2" extension, right? Riiight?
I bought the 9" pillars. Thanks for your response!
Soo. . .do you have time to get the multi-piece legs? Sooo much easier.
Really? Didn't realize that. Yep, too late to order. The legs are difficult to cut? Is that the only reason?
What are SPS legs? Please inform me about this kind of support and where can I get them. Always learning!!!lol
susgene, you'll need a hack saw or miter box and saw. One of the reasons this system is so stable is that the legs are sturdy, and if you buy the size of legs needed then you don't have to cut them at all. Just measure twice and cut once!
SPS is a support system. There's a Sticky devoted to it at the top of the Cake Decorating Forum.
Thanks so much for letting me know. It was my indecision as to how much space to leave between the tiers that made me buy the ones I did. Next time I'll buy the ones with extensions.
Thank you Leah-s for the information.
As for the height of a separation - I always like to see less flowers or airspace than cake. 4" of a cake tier topped by 3" of flowers, repeat, repeat make it look like a cake with flowers.
4" of a cake tier topped by 5" of flowers, repeat, repeat makes it look like a floral display with some cake thrown in.
The multi-piece legs come in a base section of 5" and 2, 2" extensions. The base piece plus 1, 2" extension makes a 7" leg - perfect for the 4"/3" design.