Several Questions Please

Decorating By funtodecorate2 Updated 3 Jul 2012 , 1:57pm by AnnieCahill

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funtodecorate2 Posted 3 Jul 2012 , 1:39pm
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Good morning,

A have a few questions icon_smile.gif

1. Where is the best place to purchase the foam core boards? or is there something else you are using for stability for larger cakes. I do use plywood boards my husband cut for me but won't want to have to retrieve those later from a customer.

2. What is the difference between the sps and the wilton plates with leg supports?
The only difference I see is the little prong that sits in the middle of the sps for the cardboard that you make a hole in isn't on the wilton support system.. what else am I missing ?

3.Is it nessesary to use the sps for a small tier cake 2 tier say a 10" and a 8 or 6 ?
Can just the bubble tea straws just be enough? I would always put a cake board under the next layer before setting on the bubble tea supports. I don't stack my cakes ahead of time. I have a big hill to drive down and panic enough with single cakes.

Is there an easier way to cut the sps dowels? I'm using a small hand saw. icon_confused.gif

Thanks for your time. icon_smile.gif

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AnnieCahill Posted 3 Jul 2012 , 1:57pm
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I get 1/2" boards from Hobby Lobby with a coupon. I'm sure you can get them online too but I have never done that.

You are right. With SPS you have the flat plate portion that snaps onto the legs. The plate has the peg on it that anchors into the cardboard and keeps the cake from sliding. I don't really use SPS that often because my cakes are rarely 4" exactly. I know there are legs you can trim but it's just as easy for me to use the Wilton dowels and cut them to size and plus I don't have to order them online and pay shipping. I have used many a bubble tea straw to stack smaller cakes. There are some people on here who use the straws exclusively and stack huge cakes with them.

I cut the legs with a serrated knife. I'm afraid there is no easy way to do it.


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