I am making my first tiered cake this week. I am doing a 6, 8, 10 construction with some pretty dense cakes. After reading all the soggy cardboard cake stories I am so scared! Since the cake are gong to be pretty little I was going to use the plastic dowel rods. The guy at the cake store said he uses 2 cardboard cake boards. I was planning on assembling the bottom 2 tiers and putting the third tier on, on-site.
so here are my questions:
1. will I be OK with wooden dowels?
2. should I use 2 layers of card board?
3. Should I do a middle dowel through the 2 layers?
4. Will the top tier be OK with no middle dowel through it?
5. OR should I scrap all this and go for SPS?
Scrap it all and go with the sps... You still have to use cake boards but... The SPS system is SOOO sturdy you can assemble at home and take it and I promise IT WON'T move!!! Why go to all the trouble of cutting those dowells and not knowing if they are going to move?
Use the SPS use the SPS LOL
Go for it
ok dumb question..... What is SPS and where can I get it???
Jessi you can find the SPS system at www.oasissupply.com
Another great person to pm about this system is Leahs
If you pm leahs, with your e-mail, she will send detailed instructions how to use the sps.
ugh so after much explaining at my local cake store, they looked at me crazy as I explained SPS. I was really surprised they had NEVER heard of this??? SOOO I used the wilton plastic rods, hopefully it wont sink over the next few days till the shower (I work 2 jobs thurs and fri, so no time to decorate then). Thanks for your help- I will be ordering SPS off the internet soon for my next cake!
instead of dowels I use bubble tea straws, they rock!
instead of cardboard i use fomecore, it rocks!
Whats bubble tea straws? i finally found the foam core its sturdy i was excited started jumping up and down in the asile people thought i was crazy