Anybody That Uses Wooden Skewers For Sticks

Baking By paintinggrams Updated 21 Oct 2007 , 10:25pm by Melvira

paintinggrams Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 1:25am
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Anybody that uses wooden skewers do you cut your skewers in half and if so how do you cut them without them splittingthem so you can use them in the cooies.

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cakesonoccasion Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 1:40am
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I wait to cut them later- after the cookies have cooled- I just snip off what I don't need with gardening pruners and then use the leftover piece as a pic for my tissue in the bouquet!

Melvira Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 1:52am
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I actually get them in three different lengths, (I think 4", 6", and 8" if I'm not mistaken) so I don't have to cut them. Look around in your local grocery/WalMart, etc. and maybe you can find them too! It's nice to not have to cut them. HTH. thumbs_up.gif

leily Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 3:11pm
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I replied to this in a PM but thought I would post my reponse here also for others.

Linda - I put them in the cookies at full length. I use the sharpened end to go into the cookie which seems to help me from breaking the cookie apart.

One they are cooled and decorated I figure out how I want the cookies in the boquet by holding them up in front of the container. I put in the one I want as the tallest first. Check what length I want the others and then cut the skewer. This way anything that is split is going into the container.

I do not like to cut before hand b/c then I am kinda stuck with what height they can be at. And depending on how they are decorated or their shape I would never remember what height goes into what cookie. And I always make an extra cookie of each shape incase one of the others breaks, so if this happens then the stick might not be the right height either.

and my second repsonse since I forgot some information...
Forgot to mention in there that I snip just the last 1/16-1/8 inch off of the end. It still gives me the sharpened point but there isn't anything in there to hurt anyone. Also most people I have seen eat them pull the stick out of the cookie and eat the cookie like any other one.

have_your_cake Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 8:16pm
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you can cut the skewers easily with an unused doggy nail clipper

Melvira Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 10:25pm
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Originally Posted by neomommy

you can cut the skewers easily with an unused doggy nail clipper

Hey, that's what I'm talking about! Excellent idea!! I love coming up with non-cake tools to use! Great!!

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