Just wondering if I have a 2 tier cake, do I need to use the dowels support system? Does everyone use this for 2 tier cakes?
You have to have support every vertical 4".
I use SPS. Every cake every time.
I support my tiers with the dowel rod method, even two tiers. This way I'm confident that the weight of the top tier, no matter how small, won't affect the bottom tier. It's always better to be safe than sorry.
I've had the dowel rods shift on me and wont use them any more. Leahs SPS system is the best but a lot of people also use bubble tea straws.
Not to hi-jack this forum, but I will be making a very large picnic basket cake -
18in x 12in x 10 in high - what should I use as supports? I was going to use bubble straws for every 5in of cake with a board separating them. What do you think?
tiggy2 - Do people use the Bubble Tea straws instead of the wooden dowels? Where can I get them? Also, what is the difference from regualar straws and Bubble Tea Straws?
They are much bigger and much stronger. If you have an asian market you can get them there otherwise do a google search.