Types Of Dowels

Decorating By eyeofhorus Updated 4 Jun 2008 , 8:52pm by eyeofhorus

eyeofhorus Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 10:27pm
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stacked cakes using wood dowels always give me trouble .can someone tell me if their something out there i can use that supports well but easy to measure and cut than wood ones?

thank you

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sugarshack Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 3:08am
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bubble tea straws!

google them!

JanH Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 3:44am
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Illustrated common cake support systems:
(With complete and accurate directions.)


More on SPS:

(See Leah's post.)

Illustrated "how to cut level dowels" by indydebi:


Easiest (and best) way to cut tiered cakes:
(The indydebi way is much better than Wilton's.)



gr8_seamstress Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 4:59am
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Big.....FAT........Soda Straws. McDonalds gives them away free! icon_biggrin.gif

sugarplumfairycanada Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 5:11am
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I made a 5 tier (single layer per tier) wedding cake using bubble tea straws. $1.99 for a package of 50 at my local asian supermarket. They worked great!

eyeofhorus Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 8:52pm
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thank you all soooooo much for your help.
maybe thats what duff goldmans ppl use. i see something like straws that they use.

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