next time i drag out my rulers and huff & puff to stack 'em up i'll be thinking about how much easier yours is!
poor little me ;)
I know right??? I was sooo excited to finally get my dobord. Big let down. Let's see how the "new" Dobord is and hopefully it'll be available soon. I'm testing out the new rolling pin today on Valentine's Day cookies for my son's Vday party at school.
and--it is very heavy
not friendly to wrists and hands
it is a really cool toy and i understand the disappointment
but that rolling pin does everything the db does
lighter and better
maybe soothe your disappointment by getting the $20 pin
and going wild spending the eighty bucks leftover on other cake toys
that's a cruel consolation prize ;)
Dobord is not hard to use. All you have to do is cut and fold a piece of parchment paper to fit the inner (lower) part of the board. Pull the paper under grooves on either end. Tape the end to the bottom - I use Gorilla Tape - pull through to the other side so it's taught and adjust so that the parchment lies smooth. Roll your cookies out between that and another piece of parchment. No extra flour, no mess and you don't have to fully wash the board every time you use it since it does not come in contact with dough. Because you don't use extra flour you can re-roll your dough without the worry of it becoming tough.
I have a few friends who swear by one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Joseph-Adjustable-Rolling-Pin-Green/dp/B001VC4PW0
It's 16 1/2" long.
Just an update! I bought this at my local JCPenney for $20 and worked great!! All my cookies were even!! Yay!!!
I am so excited. I bought the newest version of the Joseph Joseph Rolling Pin at Macys yesterday. This one has 4 different size rolling rings - 1/16, 1/6, 1/4 and 3/8. The rings are a different color for each size. There was a 15% off sale plus I had my 10% off coupon. I got for $15.29 plus tax . Thanks everyone who recommended it. I will let you know how I like it when I make my cookies.
That's where I had ordered mine, but at the time it was $75.00. It is the greatest ever. I had to make over 600 cookies for my daughter's wedding and I couldn't have done it without the Dobord (I made her the little "cookie cakes".
The delivery was very fast. I was very happy with them. I also use it for pie crusts. I love the Dobord - just wish it was a little bigger!
Hope this helps.
I never would have thought about square dowels! I've been using round ones without any problem. I guess its cause we used it when I taught Wilton so I got used to them rolling around when I wasn't using them. I don't know how many times I've watched them roll off the counter after I rolled out some cookies.
Thanks for the idea!!!