i know when stacking a cake you use dowels, but does it matter the size? i'm making a 10 inch, 8 inch and 6 inch layered cake and i have wooden rods that are pretty small. they're the ones you would use for skewing things like fruits and such. if not, how would i stack my cake properly?
That will work. I use skewers as well.
I think you would have to use quite a few more skewers than if you used dowels for it to carry the same amount of weight.
Plus skewers are really bendy. Bendy is bad in dowels.
i know when stacking a cake you use dowels, but does it matter the size?
Yes, the size matters. You can use wooden meat skewers, but don't use bamboo skewers--they are too thin. Or you could always use SPS or other plate/pillar support systems.
Would it work if I put 3 skewers together in each hole?
I use straws. Just another option for you.
I use bubble tea straws usually, although I have used straws from McDonalds. But if I'm using wooden dowels, I use a 1/4" dowel.
Bamboo also splinters. I would not use them in a cake.
Straws are all I use. The thicker ones like Sams club has or the bubble tea straws. HTH