Really! I always thought the "rule of thumb" was use as many dowels as the are inches in the cake that will sit on them. I don't use That many but if I am setting a 12" on top of a 14" I will use more than 5. At least 10 dowels. I use pvc for dowels, not wood. I am too paranoid to use the bubble tea straws!
11/6/13 at 8:29pm