I've seen a lot of posts about using SPS instead of dowels? Can someone please tell me what it is and where to get it?
There is a sticky about it on the top of the How Do I? forum - here's the link http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-603925.html
I believe you have to order it online...check the thread for more info
so is this all it is?
No, that is Wilton. SPS is a separator plate system where the posts actually snap onto the plate and provide so much support that you don't have to worry about wobbling and sliding. Here is the link to it: http://www.globalsugarart.com/cat.php?cid=887.
Bakery Crafts makes it.
I will never make a tiered cake without it after I did a 7 tier wedding cake a couple of months ago. That system gave me so much confidence in setting up the tiers and transporting them for the final set up.
It's worth every penny. I do like others and factor in the costs of the SPS into my tiered cakes.
I use sps and will NEVER use anything else.....they are VERY inexpensive if you buy them at oasis supply dot com. I charge brides a $10.00/plate rental and deposit....so they pay an extra $20.00 per plate I use, and they rarely ever bring them back....I make a killing on those things......even the larger ones aren't $10.00 each. I made the cost outlandish in the hopes that they'd return them and I wouldn't have to worry about ordering them all the time......but as it turns out......I make so much profit on them when they don't bring them back that I'm happy to order more lol
ditto. As I always say, Easy. Cheap. Sturdy. Why would you use anything else?