Using Sps With 3 Round Tiers And One Small Square Top Tier

Decorating By mbranko24 Updated 1 Jun 2012 , 12:03am by CWR41

mbranko24 Posted 31 May 2012 , 4:20pm
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I have never used SPS nor have I made a cake this tall before. My son's birthday is the end of June and I am doing a 4 tier spiderman cake (12, 10 8 inch rounds ) and a 4 inch square top tier. I was looking to try SPS. Normally, I would use bubble tea straws but I am concerned more about the stability of the cake since there will be about 10 small kids (between the ages of 2 years and 8 years) running arouns my house. i am worried one of them will bump the table, disturbing the cake. i am not transporting the cake from my house.

My questions are:

1. Do i need to have a 12 inch round plate under the bottom tier, since it will be the bottom and will be on a cardboard cake base on top of foamcore? and

2. What about the top square? There are no plates for a 4 inch square that I see, so I assume i would only need a 10 inch plate and an 8 inch plate, and use bubble tea staws accordingly to supoort the 4 inch square top?

Thanks to anyone who can help me. I am a novice baker, I only get a chance to bake cakes for my kids and soemtime family birthdays and holidays.

Erin

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CWR41 Posted 31 May 2012 , 7:06pm
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Originally Posted by mbranko24

1. Do i need to have a 12 inch round plate under the bottom tier, since it will be the bottom and will be on a cardboard cake base on top of foamcore? and



No.

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Originally Posted by mbranko24

2. What about the top square? There are no plates for a 4 inch square that I see, so I assume i would only need a 10 inch plate and an 8 inch plate, and use bubble tea staws accordingly to supoort the 4 inch square top?



Correct, but don't forget to put the 4" square top tier on a board to prevent your supports from piercing into the cake.

mbranko24 Posted 31 May 2012 , 11:23pm
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Thank you so much! Yes, I will have a cake board under the 4 inch tier.

For some reason, I never received an reply notice to my thread from Cake Central.

Have a great day :0

Erin

CWR41 Posted 1 Jun 2012 , 12:03am
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For some reason, I never received an reply notice to my thread from Cake Central.




Me too... I think the function hasn't worked all day.

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