What is your most successful way of cutting dowels neatly, and what do you use to sharpen them to pound thru cake boards? Do you use a knife and whittle away, or do you have a "dedicated" pencil sharpener. I was not very successful in working with dowels my last shot, and need to do an extra good job this week with them. Thanks for your advice!
I use a rose pruner that cuts straight across and then I also have a dedicated pencil sharpener. But I must also add that I do use the fat bubble straws, too. Those take normal scissors.
I haven't done a stacked cake yet, but I was wondering what is the purpose for sharpening dowels? Thanks!!
I use a small size pipe cutter from Home Depot, and a pencil sharpener...
I learned from a master cake decorator to use a dedicated pencil sharpener to sharpen & to cut she uses a dedicated dogs toe nail clipper. Cuts cleanly,sharply & no splinters. Who knew?
Thank you all for your suggestions..................if anyone ever looked in our "cake" tool boxes they would be surprised to what they find.......dog clippers, who would think? LOL!!!!
I have a cutter I got from Sears. I think it's called a Robocutter. It cuts through the plastic dowels very easily too! I have a dedicated pencil sharpener for dowels. I have all boys at home, so my cake stuff is pink. No one wants to take my pink pencil sharpener!