Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating › SPS instructions
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

SPS instructions - Page 9

post #121 of 580
I wasn't sure what to call the pillars you purchase to stick down in the cakes. icon_smile.gif I guess what I'm asking is how do you lock or pop them into the slots on the bottom of the layer. Make better sense?
post #122 of 580
Nevermind, I get it. There's nothing for it to connect or lock into. It just slides into the cake.
post #123 of 580
I purchased the sps for when I did the 5-tier wedding cake,it's in my pics, and I loved it. It was very easy to use and very sturdy. thumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gif
post #124 of 580
why can't I down load the sps?
Di Hovde
Reply
Di Hovde
Reply
post #125 of 580
I did not read the whole thread, so if this has already been brought up, please forgive me. (I'm at work, and I'm actually expected to do work! Good thing I work for my husband.) What if you don't hear a "satisfying little whoosh" when you sliiiiide the cake into place? And I still don't get why and how each successive layer stays in place, and doesn't shift. How does it work? Nothing is holding each cake tier onto the tier below it, is it? Why can't a tier slide off? The way I read it, the only thing holding it together is the little peg that fits into the hole in the cardboard. Oh, me of little faith...I'm afraid to try it.
post #126 of 580
cutthecake, I am right there with you!! I am going to order a couple of sets though and give it a try. I only do "gift" cakes for family and friends, but the weddings are starting to multiply and I would love to be able to drive up and drop off a cake without having to assemble it then and there. I actually have two weddings on the same day in July, so I think this would be a good time for me to streamline the process. I'm ordering my sets today ...
Martha

********
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. ~~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Reply
Martha

********
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. ~~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Reply
post #127 of 580
mbt,
I only bake for family and friends, too. But I'm a nosey little bugger, and I need to understand how this works. I've never done a tiered wedding cake, and don't know if I ever will. But I'd like to make a tiered cake some day for some occasion.
Another question:
Can this be used on topsy turvy cakes? I'm thinking it would only work on the type that you carve the "well" out of each tier.
post #128 of 580
There are support systems that work for topsy turvy cakes, but not SPS. I think it is discussed somewhere in this thread. If not, it is in one of the others that I read yesterday ... I'm going to give it a try. I've been reading about SPS too long not to. icon_smile.gif
Martha

********
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. ~~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Reply
Martha

********
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. ~~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Reply
post #129 of 580
Why wouldn't SPS work for topsy turvy cakes? I would think it would be the BEST support for a topsy turvy cake.
post #130 of 580
Actually ... I think it said that SPS would work for a topsy turvy where you carve the cake out so that each tier is level. If you use the method where you insert a wedge, SPS wouldn't work. I may be totally wrong, but I'm trying to remember what I read yesterday.

I think ... never mind, I'm not going to try to think. I'll just shut up and wait for someone who actually knows what they are talking about.

icon_redface.gif
Martha

********
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. ~~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Reply
Martha

********
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. ~~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Reply
post #131 of 580
If you read the entire thread you'll see it does work for topsy turvy if you use the carving method but not the styrofoam wedge method.
A balanced diet is chocolate in both hands!
Glenda
Reply
A balanced diet is chocolate in both hands!
Glenda
Reply
post #132 of 580
Thanks, tiggy2. I did read it yesterday, but didn't have time to read it again today. I shouldn't have tried to answer if I didn't know for sure. I did say that I thought it was discussed somewhere in the thread. Signing out now ...
Martha

********
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. ~~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Reply
Martha

********
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. ~~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Reply
post #133 of 580
Ah yes....construction using "carving method" is what would work for SPS.
post #134 of 580
Ok, so one more question about SPS. Since I have to have a border to cover the construction, do you all put the border on when you get to the venue?
post #135 of 580
I did it! First SPS cake...needed to practice on one before I do this wedding cake. Everything has worked out fine so far, although I had to cut the columns because my cake was just shy of 4" tall. I filled the pans (wilton) 2/3 full with batter and they baked to the top of the pan, so I don't know what else to do to make them 4" tall.

Also, I had a hard time telling whether I got the cardboard hole on the little plastic knob, but I'm assuming I did! Maybe next time it will be easier for me to tell. Thanks to all who answered my questions...especially Leahs.

One more thing...I ordered mine from GSA and it came in good time, plus they were knowledgeable when I had questions. I cannot say I got the same service from the Oasis place.
LL
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cake Decorating
Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating › SPS instructions