I just got done watching SugarShack's Stacking DVD, and I am wondering how many tiers high can you stack using the bubble tea straws? I usually use dowels, since they are wood they are good and solid. But I like the idea of the bubble tea straws because I hate cutting dowels.... but aren't straws more flimsy? She did 3 tiers in her DVD, is that the max?
HEY THERE! i did 4 tiers in the DVD, but I do not see why you could not go higher as long as the cake is level and properly doweled. You could always put a few wooden or plastic dowels in the lower tiers for a really tall cake for good measure!
Thanks! That is a good idea.... I love your DVD's!!! They have changed my life!
Me too Sharon!
But Sharon... they aren't as flimsy as they seem, right? Because logically, you have the plastic straw acting as a little support and the shape of a straw standing upright is pretty strong anyway. Then... you have support around the straw 360 degrees by way of dense cake, right? I mean, if you were just supporting a cake in the air over 6 straws, it would be a different thing than straws burried in the middle of a cake, right?
right; they are not flimsy at all. IMO they would support the cake even if they were just out in the air, like you say.
I use regular straws, not the bubble tea ones, but I will go 4 tiers high with just them. More than that and I start adding a couple of wooden or plastic ones for extra insurance. Yes, the cake holds up the straws and the straws hold up the next cake. A cylinder is a very strong shape.