Hardware Store Dowels - Size?

Decorating By cakesweetiecake Updated 5 Nov 2009 , 5:43am by KimAZ

cakesweetiecake Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 7:13pm
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To those of you who use wooden dowels (non-Wilton), what thickness do you use? I visited the hardware store and saw there were a variety of thickness. Do you use the thickness similar to Wilton's wooden dowels or larger?

Thanks in advance.

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cakesweetiecake Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 6:03pm
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Anyone? icon_biggrin.gif

emrldsky Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 6:55pm
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I think most people still use food-safe dowels, which you can't get at the hardware store. However, you can get them at cake supply shops, and in other brands than Wilton.

I wish I could give you more info, but that's all I got.

KimAZ Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 5:43am
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I've used dowels from Michaels and had no idea they were any different from the Wilton dowels. However, I was at a demo by Nicholas Lodge and he told how the dowels from home improvement stores "may" be treated with fungicide chemicals so he never suggests using them.


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