When building a tiered cake for example a 3 tiered cake, which rods are better? Wooden or plastic?
I have a Halloween project coming up in October, and was wondering which is the better dowel rod to use?
What are your pros and cons to both dowel rods?
I'd go with plastic. Personally I find them much easier to cut/work with and you don't have to worry about tinsey bits of wood getting anywhere. If you haven't already, have a look at the dowels which are like plastic tubes as opposed to just plastic 'sticks'. I love them!
AWooden dowel can also impart a musty taste to the cake directly adjoining it -- but they held up our cakes for generations -- i use the wide plastic tubes mostly -- for narrow projects I use wooden skewers slid into the narrow straws -- I also use bubble tea straws for something light like a top tier
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Depending on the cake I either use regular drinking straws or bubble tea straws for support in each tier, and then use a wooden dowel for the master dowel that runs vertically through all the tiers.
Thank you all for advice on dowel rods, I will be looking into the plastic ones. It's great to have wonderful people, who know what they are talking about.