Some people like to do this flat on a table while others will stick the dowel into a piece of cardboard so it will spin, making the winding process a little faster.
Just shape the part the clothes hang on into a circle and straighten the hook or attach whole rings from a soft drink six-pack to a dowel or drinking straw.
The majority of tiered cakes are supported and constructed with dowel rods, which hold the multiple levels in place and keep the cake from imploding.
Starting with the wide end, wrap the paper around your dowel or pencil and spin slowly, guiding the paper so it winds evenly around the dowel.
Apply a little pressure to pull more of the section from the wall, and continue to roll it around the dowel, working your way down the wall.
The primary difference between masquerade and Mardi Gras masks is that masquerade masks are often handheld with the wooden dowel rod.
Tie the end of the wick that's not going into the wax around a dowel, chopstick or wooden skewer to make it easier to hold onto.
If your baker doesn't have much experience with dowel rods, however, you may want to choose an alternate cake style.
Cake technology (yes, there is such a thing) has come a long way since dowel rods and plastic cake level separators.
This action is obviously much reduced where the rock sides of the valley rise slowly; but in cases where the rock is very steep, the safest course is to face the facts, and not to depend for water-tightness upon the cementing of the masonry to the rock, but rather to provide a vertical key, or dowel joint, of some material like asphalt, which will always remain water-tight.