Tiered Cake Suppor Question

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dennishaskins Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 1:53pm
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i am still very new to this and have never done a normal sized tiered cake, i have only had orders for my "baby cakes". which are tiny 3 tiered cakes. i actually have an order for a normal sized tiered cake now and i was curious as to the best way to support these. i dont want columns so what should i use to support each of the layers.

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tiggy2 Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 1:56pm
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You can use dowels (tutorial in the article section) or the sps system which is by far the best. PM leahs and she will send you instructions on how to use it and where to get it.

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kakeladi Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 2:18pm
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You don't tell us much info to go on icon_smile.gif Like what sizes? How far does to need to be transported?

SPS is great. But if it is a very small cake (ie: 6" on 9") you could use straws for support.

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JanH Posted 18 Apr 2008 , 3:46am
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Illustrated common cake support systems:
(With complete and accurate directions.)


More on SPS sytem:

(See leahs post.)

Illustrated level dowel cutting thread (by indydebi):


How to cut & serve tiered cakes:
(The indydebi way - so much better than Wilton's.)


Wilton's tiered cake making & decorating help links:



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psanders76 Posted 18 Apr 2008 , 4:23am
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