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post #331 of 580
Used SPS for the first time this past weekend. Absolutely loved it! I will NEVER go back to wooden dowelsicon_smile.gif

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post #332 of 580
I am having no luck finding the sps instructions. What is sps?
post #333 of 580
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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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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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post #334 of 580
HELP! I am transporting a cake from Denver up to the mountains (approx 11,000 feet) up a 4% road grade with twists and turns and truck run-offs (to give you an idea of the road) for a wedding....do I dare travel with cake assembled with SPS or should I wait and assemble on site. I keep hearing how sturdy the SPS system is, but I am nervous with this travel. Does anyone have any similar experience to give me any tips? This may have been addressed already, but after reading half of the pages I haven't seen it yet and am running out of time! Thanks!
post #335 of 580
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If you're too nervous to transport it assembled, then assembled on site. SPS is still the easiest system to use to get your cake centered and straight and the assembly is super fast.
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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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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post #336 of 580
Leahs...I need your help! How do you use the SPS system in a cake like this one? Please help, and TIA
post #337 of 580
I don't know why it didn't post my pic...here is a link.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1742327

Thank you again.
post #338 of 580
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I did a similar cake once with the styro spacers. Here's what I did.

put base cake on board, insert SPS plate and pillar assembly. Set stryo block on top.
Put next tier on foamcore board, insert SPS plate and leg assembly. Place on top of stryo block.

Think of the stryo block as the *bottom of your tier" and also as as extra support.

The SPS assembly is holding up the styro and cake above it. The styro adds no weight, so it's still just the weight of the cake. I'd use foamcore as the base, because the stryo block is small than the cake above it, so you need support for the perimeter edges.

On the cake I did, I was able to pipe a bead at the bottom borer of the foamcore board.

I seriously only do that cake in fondant if I ever did that type of design again. And the maker of that cake says as much in her notes under the picture.
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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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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post #339 of 580
I am looking for the directions for the sps system. It says to go to page 15 or the sticky. I don't know what that is or how to get there. Sorry probaly a dumb question, I'm not to good on the computer, and this is my first time on a forum. icon_smile.gif

thank you

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post #340 of 580
Go to the very first page of this discussion. The 1st post will say attached. Right under that is a blue box with a bunch of jibberish in it. Right under that, there will be a small box with and X and it will say "sps.pdf". Right click on that little box and choose to open network. That should open the file and you will find the directions there.
I sure hope that I explained it where its not confusing. Hope that helps.
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post #341 of 580
HI I have a ??? about SPS, I'm doing a 3 tier cake for my neice, 12" 9" (round ) and a 4" box on top. How do I do SPS, I get the 9" plate but what do I do for the top, the smallest square plate is 6"? I need it to be secure as I will be traveling 3 hours in the car with it! icon_surprised.gif (fingers crossed)

Also I have a silly "duh" question. These plates dont lock together, so is it just the cakes sticking to the plate that is holding it tight? I'm so worried about the long travel upstate. icon_eek.gif

Any information is gladly appreciated!
Thanks
~~Dawn~~

mommie to Hailey 9, AJ 7 & Ryan 4
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~~Dawn~~

mommie to Hailey 9, AJ 7 & Ryan 4
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post #342 of 580
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No the plates don't lock together. That would be a complete impossibility. But then those dowels don't lock into anything at all either. At least with SPS the legs lock into the plate.

And no, SPS doesn't come in a 4" size. And that's why I NEVER design anything with a 4" tier on top. icon_smile.gif
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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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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post #343 of 580
I have read until I am cross-eyed so if I missed this question being answered before, I apologize...I'm half blind at the moment. icon_biggrin.gif

I'm making my first wedding cake...12/9/6 round...and plan to use SPS. The border on this cake will be a satin ribbon, and I have wilton pans. Since the ribbon border isn't as forgiving as a fondant or bc one, would you recommend I go with a size smaller SPS plate to accomodate for the post-baking shrinkage? (hahaha) And is there anything I should know about attaching a ribbon to a cake with an SPS plate under it? Any different than on a cake board/dowel cake? Board/plate size has never been an issue for me before, but I have only used wilton cake boards and piped borders. Both my border and plate will be new to me with this one!

This thread has been so crazy informative...my DH resents it-and this site-for the amount of time I have spent reading it. icon_razz.gifthumbs_up.gif
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post #344 of 580
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I do ribbons all the time, although I generally do fondant ribbons. The SPS plate is the same size as your cardboard. You put bc on the cake using the edge of the cardboard as your guide, so the bc goes to the edge of the cardboard and therefore also to the edge of the SPS plate.

If you want to use a smaller SPS plate you can. or not.
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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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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post #345 of 580
So just to confirm, if I'm ordering from Global Sugar Art, I pick my plate sizes one by one, and I order the "Grecian Column 4 inch" set of twelve? Does that have all the pieces I need for a four-tier cake, or do I need to get one of the "multi-piece" column sets?
Also ... anyone know of any discount coupons with Global Sugar Art right now? icon_smile.gif

Thanks for any guidance!
Mommy to Eric Anthony, Anya and William.
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