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.
I use the wilton plastic ones! The wooden ones made several cakes collapse They turned sideways and fell over in the cake because my cake is so soft!! The hollow plastic ones are much more stable!
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
i always use the plastic ones....but i suppose it is just personal preference
Wooden since plastic take out a lot of cake.
Plastic, but SPS plastic. ANY hollow dowel will be much more stable than a wooden dowel.
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 I was mortified...
I'm also in the wooden dowel - cake collapse club. I'll never use them again to support a traveling cake.
Thank you sooooo much for all the input! I do have plastic dowels so I will be using those : )