Sps System Help Please. Need To Place Order This Morning

Decorating By sweettreat101 Updated 24 May 2011 , 4:09pm by sillywabbitz

sweettreat101 Posted 24 May 2011 , 2:47pm
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I only see 4 inch columns for sell. My decorated cakes average 4 1/4 inches high once they are filled and decorated. How would I use this system? In the videos I watched they were cutting the columns to height. Can someone suggest a place where I can find taller columns? Thank you.

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poohsmomma Posted 24 May 2011 , 2:57pm
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At the bottom of this page are some 9" columns:


Kiddiekakes Posted 24 May 2011 , 2:57pm
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Yup..You will have to cut the 9 inch ones.

sillywabbitz Posted 24 May 2011 , 2:58pm
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Where are you looking to purchase. THey have 4 inch and 9 inch I think at Oasis cake supply. Be sure you have a saw or something to cut them with because they are sturdy. Can you level your cakes just a hair shorter and stick with the 4 inches of height. I've had mine just slightly over 4 inches and it wasn't a problem for me but you want the legs to go all the way to the cake board.

HappyCake10609 Posted 24 May 2011 , 2:59pm
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I've only used SPS once so I'm no expert, but you can buy 9" columns that you cut to size: http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=21161&name=Grecian%20Column%20Multi-piece%209%20inch%20%2812%20pack%29%20by%20Bakery%20Crafts
But that is a lot of wasted product for 1/4 inch... it might be worth your while to try and make your cakes 1/4 inch shorter but trimming the cake a little or add a little less filling?

sweettreat101 Posted 24 May 2011 , 3:12pm
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If I was to trim the two cakes how much should I take off? The cakes will be frosted in butter cream and covered in fondant. They want 29.00 for one 9" pack with shipping.

sillywabbitz Posted 24 May 2011 , 4:09pm
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Take 1/8 inch off each layer and that will remove the extra 1/4 inch overall.

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