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post #376 of 574
Did not see this question asked yet, but don't know if I missed it or not. What is the difference between the SPS system and the separator plates and columns that I bought at Michaels? I was able to use a coupon and not have to pay shipping so I have been wondering for a while what the differences are.
TIA
post #377 of 574
I am trying to use the links provided without luck. Can someone please send me the instructions.
TIA
post #378 of 574
Can someone pm me the new link please? Thanks!!! icon_biggrin.gif
post #379 of 574
Did not see this question asked yet, but don't know if I missed it or not. What is the difference between the SPS system and the separator plates and columns that I bought at Michaels? I was able to use a coupon and not have to pay shipping so I have been wondering for a while what the differences are.
TIA
post #380 of 574
Thread Starter 
Renee, that question gets asked quite a bit and its buried in here somewhere.

You're referring to the Wilton products, I assume?

The W plastic legs have to be cut to measure by the user. One of the risks when cutting your own supports is that they won't be cut *exactly* the same length. And if they aren't *exactly* the same length, your cake can fall. One of the nice thing about SPS is that they come pre-cut in 4", 5" 7" and 9" lengths.

The SPS legs practically lock into the plates. It's very secure. When I used the W legs, they fit into the plate, but not nearly as tightly and securely as with SPS.

Also, the SPS plate has a little peg in the middle. It doesn't look like much, but it's really important. It keeps your cake from moving laterally. The W plates do not have this feature.

And last, I believe that SPS is cheaper unless you have coupons for the W stuff. Oasis Supply offers a 10% coupon for Cake Central members.
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 #381 of 574
Hi Leahs, I live in the Caribbean and its about $300 + for the plates, columns and shipping, you said the system is disposable now I don't usually do wedding cakes but I have a few coming up in the year so I was wondering how many uses can I get out of the system before I need to buy again.

The $300+ seems like too much to pass onto for one wedding cake, any suggestions I don't know what to do.
post #382 of 574
Thread Starter 
Is most of that $300 shipping? Because for a four tier cake the cost of SPS is $11. The plates will last quite a while. The legs, probably two times before you start getting cracks.
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 #383 of 574
well the minimum order that I must spend is $150. then when I had the shipping it roughly brings me to the $300. our exchange is
US$1.00- BDS$2.00 so everything on the site would be doubled for me.
I don't mind ordering a ton of the legs at one time tho, I just wanted to know like how long for the plates.
post #384 of 574
Leah
Thanks for the info. I did get some Wilton plate seperators at Michaels with the 50% off coupons. I will have to try to see if some of the cake supply places have them. I would really like to see the differences.

Also not sure why my post was posted again and several days later. I must have forgotten to close the cc window on my phone and accidently sent it again. Sorry about that.
Renee
post #385 of 574
I just dabble in cake decorating and never attempted doing stacked tiers until now. I went ahead and ordered SPS and the cake had 1 1/2 drive up inclines and windy roads and it made it fully intact! Thanks Leah! I made a graduation for niece and my step sis's mom picked it up. I find out when I go to the party she she threw it in the back and heard it sliding around in the box! i had to cut the legs down so next time I will bake and level to 4"!!
post #386 of 574
I just wanted to say that my SPS system worked great and the cake looked great! The best part is no cracks so I can use it all again.
post #387 of 574
I'm ordering plates and columns online now but I'm a little confused. The columns (which look to me to be actual supports...like dowels) come with collars. Can someone please tell me what the collars are for? Does it sound Like I'm ordering the right thing? Thank you!
post #388 of 574
Thread Starter 
The plates come with collars. The only leg set that comes with collars in the multi-piece. You use the multi-piece for cakes with separations. for a regular stacked cake, you use the GC-4S column.

All explained in the tutorial .
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 #389 of 574
Leah - quick question. I have the 7-inch legs to make a cake with a 3-inch seperation between botom tier and top 2-tiers. if I stack all 3 tiers using the sps (with the 3-inch space) will the cake still stable enough for a customer to pick up and transport? or should I insist on delivering it and place the top 2 tiers on-site?

Thanks in advance - Pam
post #390 of 574
Thread Starter 
When you're creating a cake with separations WITH ANY SYSTEM, you transport the tiers separately.

When assembled the legs and plates will be sitting up in the air. Then all the customer has to do is set the cakes on boards onto the SPS plates.

Please remember to punch holes in those bottom boards!
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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