Homemade Dowel Rods For 2 Tier Cake

Decorating By halleyec Updated 24 Jun 2009 , 3:18pm by Rylan

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halleyec Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 2:06pm
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Hi, i am needing to make my own dowel rods for a 2 tier cake.
What to use.??????
Can i just get dowel from my local hardware or is this treated and shouldn't be used with food?

My nearest cake shop is over an hour away and i do not have time to go there.........
Need to organise something ASAP


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PinkZiab Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 2:18pm
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I get all of my dowels from the hardware/home improvement store. They are untreated wood and you can wipe them down with white vinegar (a natural disinfectant) to sanitize them before putting in the cake, if you like.

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CakeMommyTX Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 2:23pm
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I use bubble tea straws, they are plastic (easy to cut) and larger then normal drinking straws.

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Rylan Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 3:18pm
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I use bubble tea straws.

I honestly wouldn't suggest using ones from a hardware store. It's a hardware store and it may have been in contact with spilled chemicals or whatsoeve. Imagine, try pouring pesticides in a wooden board. The wood will absorb it. Whatever cleaning you do and sanitizing, I'm sure there will be some of those chemical left. I'd rather be safe than sorry.

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