Using the same techniques and materials he uses to tie larger brooms, Peter Werner of Black Mountain, NC hand-crafts this cake tester. It can be used as a decorative or functional item. To use: break off one of the stiff bristles off the broom, and use as you would a toothpick!
Hundreds of sticks of broom corn are gathered, tied, and covered with a straw handle, which Peter weaves in various designs.
Hardy nylon hanging loop to keep the cake tester handy in your kitchen!
Approx. 8 1/2" long.
Check out this video of Peter demonstrating his craft at the Folk Art Center in Asheville, NC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3JLeh9l-bI