Homemade Dowel Rods For 2 Tier Cake

Decorating By halleyec Updated 24 Jun 2009 , 3:18pm by Rylan

halleyec Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 2:06pm
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Hi, i am needing to make my own dowel rods for a 2 tier cake.
What to use.??????
Can i just get dowel from my local hardware or is this treated and shouldn't be used with food?

My nearest cake shop is over an hour away and i do not have time to go there.........
Need to organise something ASAP

Thanks

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PinkZiab Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 2:18pm
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I get all of my dowels from the hardware/home improvement store. They are untreated wood and you can wipe them down with white vinegar (a natural disinfectant) to sanitize them before putting in the cake, if you like.

CakeMommyTX Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 2:23pm
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I use bubble tea straws, they are plastic (easy to cut) and larger then normal drinking straws.

Rylan Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 3:18pm
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WELCOME TO CC!

I use bubble tea straws.

I honestly wouldn't suggest using ones from a hardware store. It's a hardware store and it may have been in contact with spilled chemicals or whatsoeve. Imagine, try pouring pesticides in a wooden board. The wood will absorb it. Whatever cleaning you do and sanitizing, I'm sure there will be some of those chemical left. I'd rather be safe than sorry.

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