Anyone Recommend Where To Purchase Bubble Tea Straws?

Decorating By steffla Updated 8 Apr 2008 , 3:18am by SweetResults

steffla Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 5:02am
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I would like to try them instead of dowels as I have often heard suggested on here but want to find a safe, reliable site to purchase them. Anyone have any recommendations??? TIA

Steph

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2sdae Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 7:39am
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I would love to know this also.... thumbs_up.gif

TooMuchCake Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 1:39pm
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Check your phone book to see if you have an Asian grocery store in your area. If you do, you can probably get them there and save shipping. I get mine at a local Asian grocery for 99 cents for a 50-pack.

A website I've heard people mention on here is called Boba Tea Direct. http://www.bobateadirect.com/ I've never ordered from them, so I can't tell you anything about them from personal experience.

HTH,
Deanna

CakesByLJ Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 2:02pm
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I ordered from www.bobateadirect.com and got them very cheap...

MissRobin Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 2:23pm
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Do these straws really work when stacking cakes, especially the larger tiers?????? Would love to know because I hate cutting dowels and sanding etc.

steffla Posted 21 Mar 2008 , 1:00am
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Miss robin I am wondering the same thing but I think I am just going to try and see what I think! I'll let you know!

Thanks for the info everyone, I will check those out

Steph

golfgirl1227 Posted 21 Mar 2008 , 1:00am
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Yeah, if you have an asian market near you they will have then, super cheap usually.

They are sturdy. I helped a friend make a cake for our hometown's 125th b-day and we stacked a 10" square on like 8 half sheet cakes on 16 half sheets and we only used those straws for support. It had to sit pretty much all day and didn't shift or anything. As long as you cut them straight, they're good.

lolabunny7178 Posted 21 Mar 2008 , 10:43am
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Iwish I'd have known this a year ago. I owned a coffee shop and bought them by the case. I don't know if I still have any in storage or not. I found a package in the house the other day and threw them away. Gasp! Looking back it does seem they would be a great choice for support. Easy to cut and pretty strong.

Tomoore Posted 21 Mar 2008 , 11:19am
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I just ordered three packs from that site. Can't wait to try them!

SweetResults Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 3:18am
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eBay and they work great!!

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