Dowel For Making Roses

Decorating By kitcatcat74 Updated 3 Nov 2011 , 6:52pm by bakingpw

kitcatcat74 Posted 3 Nov 2011 , 1:48am
post #1 of 6

Help I learned how to make roses on a dowel. I was given a bunch by the lady who taught me. Here is the problem. I am down to be last dowel and don't know where she bought them from. The came from a company that is all i know the are slim with a point. I have tried making my own but they don't seem to work. can anyone help me.

5 replies
grandmomof1 Posted 3 Nov 2011 , 2:16am
post #2 of 6

You can buy a pack of 50 or so skewers at Walmart for less than $2.00. They are in the section with the dishes and serving utensils.

MarianInFL Posted 3 Nov 2011 , 2:21am
post #3 of 6

How about chopsticks? I use them for everything. Every time I order Chinese take-out, I always ask for a bunch. I use them for supporting my cakes, too.

Unlimited Posted 3 Nov 2011 , 3:55am
post #4 of 6

I don't believe anyone has ever asked this question before, so I'll sharethey're called meat sticks or meat skewers. You can find many suppliers online... many paper supply companies stock them too.

I get Forster Ideal Brand from a local paper supply warehousethey're 4.5 inches long x 3/16" diameter northern hardwood (not skinny bamboo skewers) in a box of 1000.

Here are a couple of links:
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.wesellcoffee.com/media/5%2520inch%2520wood%2520skewer.jpg&imgrefurl=http://wesellcoffee.com/page62.html&usg=__VkEMGBTLz3wFIHfE91dvDDgUWpk=&h=151&w=200&sz=5&hl=en&start=122&zoom=1&tbnid=jj-n7407KpiPcM:&tbnh=79&tbnw=104&ei=bgWyTsaTNsn02wXyq929Aw&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dbox%2Bof%2Bwooden%2Bmeat%2Bskewers%26start%3D120%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26gbv%3D2%26tbm%3Disch&itbs=1
(scroll half way down the page.)

http://www.webstaurantstore.com/5-1-2-wooden-skewer-1-4-diameter-1000-box/4855WDSKEWXL.html?utm_source=Shopping.com&utm_medium=cse&utm_campaign=Shopping.com+Campaign

cakestomuch Posted 3 Nov 2011 , 5:31am
post #5 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by grandmomof1

You can buy a pack of 50 or so skewers at Walmart for less than $2.00. They are in the section with the dishes and serving utensils.




I also like the bamboo skewers. I have found them at the dollar store for a dollar for 50 skewers. You can cut them in half and then sharpen the other half so you get 2 out of one stick. Be sure to use a new sharpener or a completely cleaned one.

bakingpw Posted 3 Nov 2011 , 6:52pm
post #6 of 6

For small roses, I use toothpicks.

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%