Has anyone ever done this? I know they're made of paper, so I wasn't going to try it unless someone here had used them successfully.
Hoping to save myself a trip to the store.
I tried it and my cake started sagging. I would definitely use dowels or straws instead.
I've used the cookie sticks for small items. For example when I put something smaller than 6 inches on top of a sheet cake or a round cake. For a dowelled wedding cake, I always use the wooden ones.
Maybe for small items but remember that they are only paper and with the moisture of the cake, the paper will peel off. Yuck to bite into paper that came off!
Only my opinion.
Thanks for the feedback! I just ran to the store and bought wooden dowels. Suddenly the idea of paper dowels seemed like a mistake! lol
I use them and have never had a problem with the sticks becoming moist or peeling. They usually only sit in the cake for 24 hours or less. Not really enough time to start to fall apart. I've not had any problems with sagging either. I wouldn't use them for a 5 tiered cake, but for a two tier, I think they're fine.
Alana, that's good to know! Thanks for sharing.
I just used them in a 3 tier stacked wedding cake with no problems -and drove the cake across town fully assembled.. (the cake only sat 24 hours )
I've always thought wooden dowels were a safer bet because you know they won't sag. I'd hate to take a chance with a cake I'd just spent hours on. With large wedding cakes, I use the big hollow plastic ones from Wilton. I think the larger diameter of each gives you additional stability. It's more stable to balance a plate on the top of a pickle jar than a Coke bottle. Same principle with cakes.
I prefer straws over anything else.
Do you use drinking straws? I've seen a lot of posts here saying they had big disasters with straws collapsing. For anything heavy, I don't think I'd risk it. How many do you use for a 9" cake?
I use the big black straws from Smart&Final - a box of 400 for less than $4. I've never had a problem.
I use 5--one in the center and 4 outside of that.
I'll have to give that a try on a two tier. Thanks!