Nerdache Cakes: Ever heard of Wilton Cake Decorating Cake Pegs? You've probably used them hundreds of times and never thought they had another use besides just supporting your cake tiers. I like to use them to build figures on! They are about 4" and have that perfect base plate for bigger figure heads to sit on with the aid of a little chocolate or piping gel and the actual dowel is thick enough to build a torso on, but not too thick to crack delicate figures . . .