how much do you pay for you bubble tea straws.
i dont rmemebr but on a buck or 2 per pack online
O.K...what do you use these straws for?
check ebay too, I got a good deal on a case of them for less than 58 cents a pack.
I paid a $1.00 for 50I bought them at asin market You can use them in place of dowls or with the dowls for you cakes I perfer to use both when I think it;s really going to be a heavy tier.
What is the difference with these straws and other straws???
Are they nice like the jack-n-the-box straws?? I love those straws.
Bubble tea straws are straws wide enough to suck up the tapioca pearls (larger than when making tapioca pudding) in the bubble tea.
Thanks SUELA! I may have to try some bubble tea now!
I love bubble tea straws!! I even saw Duff using them the other night on Ace of Cakes!!!! I get mine at an asian grocery market as well... $1.00 for 20 or so I think!! The only thing is that the colors are not the best.. bright orange, bright red, etc.... wish they would come in "white" !!!!
I actually like using colorful straws - that way the customer has no excuse NOT to see then when they are cutting!
Do you have to use a lot of straws to carry the weight of the tiers?? I would think that straws wouldn't be as strong as dowels. I haven't done a tiered cake but I start my wilton course III next week so I will be starting them.
I like them because they are easier to cut than dowels and seem more hygenic somehow. I still put one dowel through the center for stability.
I've read not to use straws because they can't hold the weight of the cake.
The straws are great. They are so much easier to cut.
I just started using them in May. I have made 13 wedding cakes, 3 to 4 tiers, using them without any problems. The hold the weight just fine, even fondant covered cakes.
Try them, you will never go back.
On heavier, bigger cakes, I'll use a combo of straws and the Wilton plastic dowels. I'll use the plastic dowels on the bottom and the straws on the others. I'm never had a problem.
because the straws are circular they distribute the weight evenly around the straws and they hold up very well. I have never heard of a cake structure falling or buckling or shifting with them used.
For tall or lots of layers on a tier I use the all the way through long dowel just to be sure of no shifting.
I paid about $1.69 for 100 straws at a local asin market.