Sharpening Dowel Rods

Decorating By Kel1222 Updated 5 May 2009 , 8:29pm by Rylan

Kel1222 Posted 5 May 2009 , 7:00pm
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This may seem silly, but whats the best way to sharpen a dowel rod so that it will go through the cake boards?

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bisbqueenb Posted 5 May 2009 , 7:05pm
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A 'dedicated' pencil used JUST for the dowel sticks. They make one for the kid's pencils....adjustable to the larger pencils. That would be the one to find for different size dowels.

have_your_cake Posted 5 May 2009 , 7:24pm
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That's what I use too.

nancyg Posted 5 May 2009 , 7:28pm
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I bought a cheap electric sharpener... And it works great!

pattycakesnj Posted 5 May 2009 , 7:29pm
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same here, pencil sharpner with 2 different size openings that I keep with my cake decorating supplies so it doesn't accidentily get used for pencils

MLopardi Posted 5 May 2009 , 7:33pm
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I love my electric pencil sharpener. You can find them pretty cheap and they are very quick compared to the little manual ones. You will want to use it just for cakes though so there's no chance of getting pencil lead on the dowels.

shelly-101 Posted 5 May 2009 , 7:37pm
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pencil sharpener as well thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

Loucinda Posted 5 May 2009 , 7:53pm
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Dedicated electric pencil sharpener in the kitchen and a dedicated plain one in my cake emergency travel kit.

Rylan Posted 5 May 2009 , 8:29pm
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If I cant find my pencil sharpener, a serrated knife will do.

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