Wilton 399-801 Plastic Cake Dowel Rods - 4/Pack

Item #: 143399801

Use the Wilton 399-801 plastic dowel rods to support your tiered cakes and pastry displays! Made of heavy-duty plastic, these hollow rods provide strong, sanitary support for your tiered cakes, so you can ensure your customers that their made-to-order cakes won't topple during their event! Easier to use and more sanitary than wooden dowel rods, simply use a serrated knife to cut each of these 12 1/4" rods to the lengths required by your signature stacked cakes without worrying about splintering!

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Wilton 399-801 Plastic Cake Dowel Rods - 4/Pack

4.8 stars from 68 reviews


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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    I am very happy with these Wilton supports are very resistant and durable I use them in cakes from 2 to 5 floors without any inconvenience. And the price on this website is without a doubt the best I've found. Silvia G.

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    I use these in all of my tiered cakes as I don't use a cake plate system so I don't have to worry about customers returning my property. I can cut these easily with a pipe cutter and they provide the stability I prefer in my tiered cakes.

    from Blue Door Bakery Posted on

    These rods are pretty big but they can definitely prevent a cake from collapsing. They're very sturdy for tiered cakes and they make life so much easier.

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    These plastic dowels from Wilton were easy to use. I cut them with my serrated knife and what you want to easily slide them down into my cake.

    from RoeMarie Cakes Posted on

    Center dowel in cake.

    I really like these. Wish more quantity in the bag was an option. I will definitely be reordering. So worth it. Feeling of cake security is important to me.

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    These Wilton plastic cake dowel rods come in a four pack and they get the job done. They are nice quality for the price and they're plastic.

    from Griffins' Catering Posted on

    These Wilton brand for plastic cake towels are really nice they are very strong and sturdy and easy to use you can even use it as a cake roll I mean cookie roller

    from REGARDLESS Posted on


    Perfect dowels for large tiered cakes. I used them in a 5 tier wedding cake and had no issues with support. The caterers said I had made one of the best support systems they had ever seen!

    from Sweet Creations Posted on

    I love this product. This product is easy to cut. When I use these plastic cake dowel rods I know that I can always count on a successful cake delivery.

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    Very sturdy dowels. Length is perfect for taller cakes or they can easily be cut for shorter cakes. Very good structure support for any cake.

    from Sweets by Nonnie Posted on

    Can’t do without my Wilton Cake Dowels! They never fail to give me the structural support I need!

    These are just as you would expect and much less expensive than purchasing from a specialty craft / arts store. Love being able to purchase decorating supplies here also!

    from Whisk Bakery and Coffee Shop Posted on

    The Wilton cake dowel rods fit perfectly into the Wilton cake separators. They are not the best quality however. After cutting them to fit into the layers, they frayed on the ends and I had to sand them so that plastic partials did not get into the cake.

    from Cakes by Julia Posted on

    These are great for stacking cakes. Easy to cut and easy to use. I'm very happy I can buy them in bulk! I will be buying again.

    from Crystal Gardner Posted on

    I absolutely love this product! This Wilton plastic cake dowel rods work great! These rods are great for a tier cake! The plastic is great quality! This item came in a 4 pack.

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    I love to get this here in a webstaurant store, perfect for cake stacking, i use this in a 2 or 3 tier cakes with perfect stability even in a heavy cakes!

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    I’m a home baker, but I make cakes from time to time around the holidays. I’ve tried (and failed miserably) at cakes in the past trying to use make shift rods – what a disaster! These can be cut down to size for the simpler two tiered cakes I make, but now I might try my hand at something a little taller now that I have these.

    from j4jcline Posted on

    These dowels don't disappoint at all. They are much cheaper here then most other sites. The quantity and quality can't be beat. I will order more now that I know what I'm expecting

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    I love that I am able to cut these to the appropriate length so that my cakes are adequately supported and I don't have to worry about my cake sagging or falling through.

    from Karen's Kitchen Posted on

    These are great for supporting taller cakes. They can also be used to support 3D cookies and other treats. They are plastic and can be cut to any size you need.

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    These work great...and a wonderful deal...I just wish they made a larger pack..bc i use them so often..but they are very durable and easy to cut

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    i am so happy i found a great quality plastic dowel rods. these are so durable and still easy to cut with a bread knife. the cake separator plates fit nicely on these

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    Great quality and price. Not flimsy like some of the cheaper brands. These are great for supporting cake tiers. A little difficult to cut evenly though.

    from Home Use Posted on

    These plastic cake dowel rods are the same ones I have been purchasing at the store for years but at a much better price! It's a must have for all cake decorators!!

    from Michelle's Scrumptious Bakery Posted on

    First time using these, they are a lot sturdier and thicker than I would have thought. You can cut them with a serrated knife. Worked perfectly in 3 tier cake. I would recommend and continue to use in the future.

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    I like these dowel rods. They are awesome at helping give my cakes a good support system when staking cakes. They are also easy to cut and insert into the cake. I would definitely consider buying these again.

    from Ashman's Cupcake's & Treats Posted on

    They are good to hold your cakes 2 or 3 tiers, and u can cut it at the long side you want , good material and so hard, i love it

    from SUSANA'S CAKES Posted on

    I like that these are easy to cut and you don't have to bust out the pipe cutter to cut them. They hold up really well too!

    from Small and Simple confections Posted on

    Plastic cake dowels

    I really liked these dowels I use them for all my tiered cakes for support. I love easier it is to cut them to size than using wood dowels.

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    What i use in all of my tiered and sculpted cakes, very sturdy but yet easy to cut with a serrated knife to get the perfect size.

    from Posted on

    These plastic Wilton cake dowel rods are a great set! I would recommend them to anyone who loves stacking cakes! Perfect! I love them! They work great!

    from Tightline Connection Posted on

    Heavy duty cake rods. Will keep your cake tiers very stable. Thick and also strong. But able to cut to desired length. Worth purchasing here.

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    We love these dowel rods! They are strong & hold up heavy tiers of cake, but incredibly easy to cut to the needed length for each cake.

    from Crust Vegan Bakery Posted on

    A two tiered wedding cake, with the tiers being help in place using these Wilton dowel rods. Was driven over 2 hours with no sagging!


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    These cake dowels worked well for their purpose however the packaging needs improvement. I was planning to split the packs with someone else and when I took the packs out of the box, they were not well sealed and dowels started falling out and rolling around on the floor. I salvaged 2 packs to give to my friend and washed the others to keep for myself.

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    Easy to cut to right size

    These Wilton 399-801 Plastic Cake Dowel Rods - 12 1/4" x 3/4" 4 / Pack are durable plastic they are easy to size for your cake layer I use shear to cut them. I will buy again

    from T & C Catering Services Posted on

    I love these Wilton rods. They hold very well the cake. Its easy to cut. I had several 3 tier cakes transported stacked up and it was perfect.

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    3tier cake with Wilton rods

    They're nice and thick like a pec pipe, but much easier to cut. The biggest problem I have with them, is that they are warped a bit. How can I put a dowel in straight when the pipe isn't straight? One is very curved and another has a slight curve, so I feel like I can only really use two of the four dowels, making them not worth the money.

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    These are essential to supporting a tiered cake! I use these plastic dowel rods inside all my cakes to make sure they have a strong construction.

    from Sweet Art Bake Shop Posted on

    I use them to support my cakes and seguire using , are hygienic , presentable , durable and easy to cut to size . very practical for my storage

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    I like these for stacked cake because they provide the same stability as a wooden dowel but are easier to use. They are easy to cut with scissors and make much less of a mess than sawing down dowels to length. I highly recommend these.

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    I'm so excited to use these for my daughters wedding cake! I never knew they existed and thought I had to use wooden ones! These are perfect!

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    These white plastic dowel rods provide a great support when stacking tiered cakes. They are easy to measure and cut with a serrated knife. So much easier than wooden dowels. The price is even better I usually order 3 packs at a time.

    from Jus.Desserts Posted on

    These rods are easy to cut with a serrated knife to fit the size needed for my cakes. They are perfect for stabilizing and keeping my cakes in place.

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    great this one easy to use great quality this Wilton 399-801 Plastic Cake Dowel Rods - 12 1/4" x 3/4" 4 / Pack i buy more for more baking creations

    from ashlexdrei tradings /sweets by chef jhay Posted on

    These are soooo much better than the wood ones. They don't break or splinter but they are a slight pain to cut. When placing into a cake, don't remove the cake that ends up in the center of the rod. I've seen people do it and it doesn't end well for them.

    from 8 Bit Bakeshop Posted on

    Perfect for my needs! I am so glad I decided to switch from wooded dowel rods. I was getting tired of using the dremel to cut them to size. These plastic dowel rods can be cut with a serrated knife or a really good pair of scissors.

    from Delicious Cakes & Delights Posted on

    These are great for use in tiered cakes. They are long enough that they can be trimmed to fit any size cake layer. They are sturdy, we've used them for a while and have never had a problem.

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    These are great interior support for tiered cakes!

    I really like these, they are sturdy and will support my 2 or 3 tier cake. I'm looking forward to using these the next time around.

    from Just B'cuz Wedding Posted on

    Exactly what I needed for tiered cakes. easy to cut with a pipe cutter. Great price, great bargain. Strong and simple, glad to find them.

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    These are perfect for stacking cakes safely and giving the appearance that your cake came from a professional bakery. They will not disappointed you and your cake

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    I love these for my bigger tiered cakes! They are very sturdy and not impossible to cut (I just use utility shears that are only used in the kitchen) like some others. I prefer these for larger stacked cakes as opposed to wooden dowels since there is no concern about having wood splinters in the cake and does not affect the flavor of the cake or expand when exposed to a more wet cake which can be a concern with wooden dowels.

    from S3 Confections Posted on

    I think I hoard these. Websaturant's price is great and unlike the wooden dowels, you don't need a million and one plastic dowels in your cake to hold up.

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    I love these dowels! They are easy to cut with a PVC cutter. I use them all the time for castle cakes, they make great support for the ice cream cones on top. I highly recommend them!

    from Rosys Cakes LLC Posted on

    Great dowels!

    great overall product and cheaper than you can get at stores, its great for rolling small pieces of fondant or weight distribution when stacking tier cakes, strong, will definately order this product again

    from Peedoodlum's Pastries Posted on

    Once again your product is on point. Quality made as expected used in the process of constructing a two tier cake the plastic is sanitary and safe.

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    These plastic cake dowel rods are super easy to use! They provide excellent support to tiered cakes and cutting them down is easy to do as well.

    from Cakes by Leece Posted on

    Two tiered cake with wilton plastic dowel rods inside for support.

    If you want a heavy duty, sturdy rod to keep your cake upright, this is it! I am pretty new to cake making and learned about these hollow rods for making tiers safe and supported. I wasn't expecting them to be so rigid and hard to cut though! Definitely need to invest in a good pair of scissor for these or what I have ended up doing is scoring it with a knife and then cutting it. As for function, they work perfect!

    from Sugars by Michelle Posted on

    These are great for supporting your cakes, remember these are hallow and also these are best used with the Wilton base meant for these So make sure to get the base too

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    These are a must have when putting together very tall stacked cakes. They are a food grade so don't have to worry about anything getting in the cake.

    from Janice's Cake Creations Posted on

    I love this dowels, and surprisingly they are much cheaper on here than in my local craft store--which is a real plus for me. I use them when making tiered cakes that require the extra support. If I don't have my boba straws (those really fat straws) for support, these are definitely my "go-to".

    from Gateway Posted on

    BEST DOWEL RODS EVER! I will never use any other dowels. wooden ones can damage a cake while boba or bubble tea straws can be too pliable. This is the perfect balance. Easy to cut with a sharp knife. Added plus is that they are a foot long,

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    Love these dowel they gave me piece of mind transporting a cake two hours away. The cake was in perfect condition when we arrived. Very strong just make sure you have sharp cutters on hand.

    from Anna Mea's Bakery Posted on

    I always choose to use these dowel rods, much cheaper than any local cake or craft store near by. Easy to cut and place in my tired cakes,

    from Reds Cafe Posted on

    This is a great value on dowel rods. They are the normal Wilton quality but cheaper than purchasing locally. Will continue to reorder from this site.

    from Sweet Nini's Bakery Posted on

    I love these dowel rods. They do exactly what they are supposed to do. I prefer these over the wooden ones. My cake stayed put and I didn't have to worry about it collapsing! I will be buying these again.

    from Cupcakes by Meenah Posted on

    Wilton cake dowel,it's a good quality product,you don't need a fancy machine to cut,just a very sharp knife will do the cutting.,can be cut into 3',good price too

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    I almost always use wiltons dowel rods for my tiered cakes, because there better then the ordinary wooden dowels. They insert easily and quickly. Great

    from Shavonna's Yummy Treats & Creations Posted on

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