Food-Safe Wooden Dowels???

Decorating By JGMB Updated 1 May 2009 , 8:04pm by PinkZiab

JGMB Posted 1 May 2009 , 5:42pm
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I plan to make my first three-tiered cake soon. I know that I should sharpen a wooden dowel and tap it through all tiers down into the bottom board. The Wilton dowels are only 12" long. I'm afraid that they'll be too short if I have 3"-deep cakes that have been filled and frosted.

Is there anywhere to get food-safe dowels that are longer than 12"?

Thanks for any and all suggestions!!! icon_razz.gif

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cylstrial Posted 1 May 2009 , 7:11pm
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You might be able to order them on the internet. You could always try the SPS system...and then you won't need dowels. =o)

Here's the link so you will know what SPS is!
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-603925.html

PinkZiab Posted 1 May 2009 , 8:04pm
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I get mine at home depot, or the hardware store. As long as they are untreated wood, they're food safe. You can wipe them down with white vinegar or a weak bleach solution to make sure they're clean. Remember, before Wilton marketed "cake dowels," the hardware/hobby store was the only place to get them.

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