Plastic Or Wood Dowels???

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ngandara Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 11:10pm
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I am making a baby shower cake. I am using 6 and 8 inch pans. I also have 2 different types of dowels (wood and plastic) any recommendations for which ones will work better??? The cake will be traveling.

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ConfectionsCC Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 11:14pm
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I use the wilton plastic ones! The wooden ones made several cakes collapse icon_sad.gif They turned sideways and fell over in the cake because my cake is so soft!! The hollow plastic ones are much more stable!

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mimido Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 11:18pm
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I have never used plastic dowels, but I just finished a 3 teir wedding cake of 12, 8 and 6 in tiers, and I used wooden dowells. It traveled approx. 20 miles with no problems

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soapy_hopie Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 11:36pm
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i always use the plastic ones....but i suppose it is just personal preference

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cakeastic Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 11:57pm
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Wooden since plastic take out a lot of cake.

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leah_s Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 2:00am
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Plastic, but SPS plastic. ANY hollow dowel will be much more stable than a wooden dowel.

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shuswapcakes Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 2:31am
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I really like using the plastic dowels, and most of my cakes have to travel a far distance seeing as I live in a small rural area. They're also easier to cut to the proper height of each cake tier. I have also had one cake collapse from wooden dowels icon_sad.gif I was mortified...

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Cargal Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 2:55am
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I'm also in the wooden dowel - cake collapse club. I'll never use them again to support a traveling cake.

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ngandara Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 3:16am
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Thank you sooooo much for all the input! I do have plastic dowels so I will be using those : )

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