I did it!! I cut the dowel in thirds. I wanted it to fit on a cookie sheet. I baked it at 200 for about 35 minutes. I was afraid it would char so I played it safe with the temperature. Once it cooled for about a half an hour I slid it off the rod and now I have one cute Korker ribbon. It is time to cut and glue it on my butterfly so that the baby will quit calling it a flower! She insists that it is a fow er. That is how she says it...too cute!
Thanks everyone for the help.