Help With Single Plate System

Decorating By Traci9130 Updated 30 Apr 2012 , 10:12pm by MerlotCook

Traci9130 Posted 29 Apr 2012 , 4:51pm
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I am making my first wedding cake for a very close friend. The venue is about an hour away from my home and the thought of traveling with a four tier cake in my SUV is making me shiver. Anyhow, I figure the single plate system would be great, because I can decorate the cake and transport them as four seperate cakes and put them together at the venue...I am making a 14 inch, 12, 10, 8 and possibly 6 tier cake. I went to order it and, apparently, everything come seperately. I have been emailing the place (which is a very popular place, that I will not name) and they are trying to talk me out of it and not telling me what I need. They are telling me that my cake can slip off the plate and blah, blah. All I want to know is what support rods I need to go with what plates and what else I need to put this thing together...CAN ANYONE HELP ME???????

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galliesway Posted 29 Apr 2012 , 5:19pm
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The SPS system by Bakery Crafts is all you need. Leah is the expert and has a tutorial on here. I have very little experience with stacked cakes and I did a 3 tier and it had to travel over 1 1/2 hsr away and very hill steep inclines. I found out they threw it in a box and heard it sliding around in the back...made it fully intact and unharmed.

Traci9130 Posted 30 Apr 2012 , 1:13am
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Thank you...

Apti Posted 30 Apr 2012 , 2:42am
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Here's a link directly to the PDF:

Leah_s is a wonderful person!

This is where I got my sps system the first time. Since the www address is blocked, I'll spell it out with spaces in between:

fondant source dot c o m

go to the drop down menu and find Cake Display & Cake Stands (you'll have to hunt for it)

arlenej Posted 30 Apr 2012 , 10:32am
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Have a look:
[url]jesterscakesupply has them [/url]

Apti Posted 30 Apr 2012 , 2:23pm
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arlenej~~I just saw that video for the first time this morning! I "ran" over here to post for the OP and found out you beat me to it. Good call.

leah_s Posted 30 Apr 2012 , 2:51pm
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haha . . .I think that person had looked at my tutorial on here.

Apti Posted 30 Apr 2012 , 4:22pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s

haha . . .I think that person had looked at my tutorial on here.

Leah~~I think everybody in the caking universe has looked at your fabulous tutorial! And we are ALL grateful!

MerlotCook Posted 30 Apr 2012 , 10:12pm
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I always assemble my cakes (up to 4 tiers- that's all I can lift!) using SPS and load them in the back of my Tahoe. I make sure to set them on a non--skid shelf liner piece so they don't slip. And, yes, spend a lovely evening reading all hundreds of pages of Leah_S's tutorial! Very entertaining, if not educating icon_smile.gif

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