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post #271 of 569
Sorry if this has been asked before. I just really want to get this order right.

What set of pillars do I buy if my tiers are more than 4 inches high?

I do not want any spaces between tiers.


Thanks, Jen
post #272 of 569
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Happy, SPS pillars come pre-cut in 4", 5", 7" and 9" lengths. If you need something in between, you'd buy the 9" ones and cut them.

alra, ou are correct, the largest SPS plate is 18". The round plates will work under the hex. I have used a plate 2" smaller than the cake with success ina pinch. I've never tried it with a cake 4" bigger than the plate, but I think I would do it. l'd suggest a foamcore boards, though, for extra support for those really big tiers.

BTW, how many thousands of servings is that cake?
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post #273 of 569
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Originally Posted by leah_s

SPS can be purchased online at and Oasis Supply.



leah,
Is this what I need?
http://www.cincicakeandcandy.com/product.php?pID=6040
http://www.cincicakeandcandy.com/product.php?pID=1322
post #274 of 569
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Yes . . . The first link is to the 8" SPS plate. Of course the plates come in a variety of sizes.

The second link is to the original column which I don't like at all. I much prefer the CG-4S but the company in those links doesn't seem to carry them. Oasis does. The 4" legs are GC-4S.

But yes, that's SPS!!
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post #275 of 569
[quote="leah_s"]Yes . . . The first link is to the 8" SPS plate. Of course the plates come in a variety of sizes.

The second link is to the original column which I don't like at all. I much prefer the CG-4S but the company in those links doesn't seem to carry them. Oasis does. The 4" legs are GC-4S.

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post #276 of 569
I have a 4 tier birthday cake to do for the end of this month, and after reading the rave reviews here of SPS I have decided to try it (especially having never done 4 tiers before!).

My question is this: The top tier for this is only going to be 4" wide. How does SPS play with other support systems? Should I use SPS for the bottom two tiers and then dowel the rest?

Any advice would be appreciated!
post #277 of 569
I usually use dowels, but gonna give this a go next weekend SAVE icon_smile.gif
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post #278 of 569
Thread Starter 
Lulu, SPS doesn't have an option for a 4" diameter tier. And that's why I never design a cake with that size tier. You'd have to dowel under that one.
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post #279 of 569
Wow--This is how new I am to the whole cake making biz. I had no idea that such a system even existed!!

So here's my problem: I already made and placed all my cakes for a 4 tier cake on their cakeboards and they are sitting in my fridge. Cake is going to be delivered this Friday. I was just on here researching how to deliver a fully assembled 4 tier cake without catastrophic results ( I was definitely planning to dowel) and came across this VERY informative thread. Leah---you are so helpful and I was hoping you could help me now too!! Not sure if this was already asked or not, and I apologize if it was, but--How do I properly center these cakes now without having pre-made the holes in the cakeboards as you advise in the tutorial? Any tips? Is it hopeless?

Oh--and GSA sells these under the Bakery Craft name--this is the system you recommend right? Is this the same system that is also sold on the Oasis sight? Does Oasis have a reputation for speedy delivery?

Thanks SO MUCh in advance for all your help!!
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post #280 of 569
Can't wait...just ordered the SPS. But $10 shipping...ouch. My order was only $9.25?? Geesh.
post #281 of 569
Thread Starter 
You shouldda order more parts. Generally the shipping doesn't go up much. Was that GSA or Oasis Supply?
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post #282 of 569
I ordered from Oasis supply. I guess if I like it, next time I'll be sure to order more or at least look around on the site a little bit more than I did. And, my receipt actually said, "estimated shipping cost".....so who knows...maybe it will come out a little less in the end. I'm weird about S&H.....I guess I'm cheap but I hate paying it icon_sad.gif
post #283 of 569
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Originally Posted by cherrycakes

I guess I'll answer my own question!! The warped plated did not matter as I just held the plate tight and made sure to push the legs in straight. The system worked beautifully and I was so impressed with it! I didn't have to worry about the tiers not being straight and it was so secure delivering it! Thanks Leahs!!

cathyscakes: I don't have an agbay but my tiers were well over 4 inches (close to 4 1/4 inch) by the time I torted them - I didn't have any problems with them being higher.



Good to know! Gettting ready to use this for the first time and one of my plates was bowed too and I was worried about this. Thanks for the info!
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post #284 of 569
ok, so I'm a total newbie here, and I'm also a total newbie to the cake decorating world. I have a question that I'll probably regret asking after it's answered.....but why do we poke a hole in the cardboards? I don't understand where the peg it's supposed to be sliding onto comes from? icon_redface.gif
post #285 of 569
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Did you read thru the sticky and look at the pictures?
Answers to the most often asked questions re: SPS. SPS instructions are on Page 15 of the Sticky at the top of the Cake Decorating Forum. Supplies can be ordered from Oasis Supply, Global or BakeryCrafts.
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