Can you tell me which dowel would be better to place inside the cakes for stacking? The wooden or plastic? I am making a 2 or 3 tier wedding cake and don't know which one would be best from keeping the one tier from sinking into the other.
Any help on this is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
You could do a search on the forums and get a lot of information on this topic.
I used to use dowels; but, I could never cut them straight, so, I use bubble tea straws. They are pretty sturdy and easy to cut. The only time I use a wooden dowel is to put down the middle of the cake; never for stacking though. I've only used the plastic dowels a couple of times and they were okay, but I totally prefer bubble tea straws. (you can buy them at your local Asian markets or on Ebay)
Leah recommends the SPS system (I think that's right). I hope to get this one day!!
SPS is what I use for cakes over three tiers OR special circumstances.
Tea straws are for everything else. I don't like sticking pieces of wood into my cake.
Does any one use cake jacks? They are a plastic dowel rods that can be a adjusted to height of the cake, they come in 3", 4" and can be adjusted up to 1 inch over their initial height. I need to try the bubble straws. The cake jacks I know are more pricier than the straws and dowel rods. I love them because I don't have to cut or clip anything.
I use both plastic and wooden, whatever is on sale. I am afraid to use bubble tea straws on cakes that are being transported. (I use bubble tea straws for tiered cakes at home)
Leah recommends the SPS system HTH
Did a search and found the thread. Wish I saw that before, don't think I can order in time for me to try this out. I have the wedding cake to make next weekend.