I have a customer who would like a small 3 tier- the smallest I've done is 10", 8", 6". Is it possible to go smaller? I really don't want a PIA cake.
Neither one is a PIA
My favorites! 4-6-8 is a size I do often.
Thanks! Is a 4, 6, 8 equal to 32 Wilton wedding servings?
AZCouture--what happened to all your pictures? I thought you had a bunch on here. I remember looking at it and really loving your work.
Thanks! No, I only uploaded my piano here. Merlot, I call a 4-6-8 35 servings.
"Wilton" (8 cubic inch) servings for a 4-6-8x4" are 45 total, 39 without the top tier.
I used to offer 8-6-4 until I became an SPS addict. With a 6" the smallest plate available you'd have to use dowels.
After reading tons of post here, I decided to go with the SPS tacker plates and flat dowel system. I have stack cake that I just measured and my SPS plate supports will not go all the way down the bottom layer; essentially the bottom layer is taller than the supports / plate. Is this normal????? Will my top layer be supported appropriately even though the supports do not extend to the bottom of the supporting layer? TIA!!!!!!
The SPS legs MUST go all the way thru the cake and rest on the bottom plate. Otherwise the weight of the upper tiers will simply force the legs down to that lower plate and crush part of your cake.
That's way you simply must do one of two things:
1) be vigilant about the height of your finished tier - 4"
or 2) always keep the 5" and 9" legs on hand. Sometimes the 5" legs are just what you need and the 9" legs can always be cut to a specific length.
Oh dear...SPS is such overkill with cakes this small. Those legs are going to suck up all the cake.
SPS is never overkill. It means the cake is assembled securely. I use it on every cake. Even a 6/8..
Thanks Leah...thats what I figured but wanted to verify
Is there a video that shows how to assembly SPS?? for the life of mine I can't figure out how to assembly...even after looking at the picture
I've done a few 3,6's. I wouldn't imagine it'd be any more difficult to throw one more larger tier in there.