Poly-Dowels® are the Professional's choice for multi-tiered cake support. The patented channel design gives your cakes amazing stability and support while remaining very easy to cut and comform to your needs.
They are often imitated but these are the original and the best internal food safe cake pillars available. Original Poly Dowels have ridges on the inside - this gives them the strength. If the dowels you purchased don't have the strengthing ridges - you have purchased fakes.
A simple way to test if the dowels you purchased are food safe is to burn them - if they burn black they are not food safe and should not be used inside a cake.
Made in USA.