Bubble Tea Straws

Decorating By sugarinspired Updated 16 Jul 2008 , 6:15pm by Solecito

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sugarinspired Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 2:59am
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how much do you pay for you bubble tea straws.

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sugarshack Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 5:43pm
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i dont rmemebr but on a buck or 2 per pack online

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cookiesup Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 5:52pm
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O.K...what do you use these straws for? icon_rolleyes.gif

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2sdae Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 6:01pm
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check ebay too, I got a good deal on a case of them for less than 58 cents a pack.

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Molly2 Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 6:26pm
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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.

Molly2

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SugarBakerz Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 6:31pm
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try bobateadirect.com


I order through them, most times I buy from them on ebay because it is a little bit cheaper.. but here is their link to online ordering directly through them and not ebay.

http://www.bobateadirect.com/Straws-c-31.html

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MadeYaLook Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 6:36pm
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What is the difference with these straws and other straws???

Are they nice like the jack-n-the-box straws?? I love those straws.

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SUELA Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 6:46pm
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Bubble tea straws are straws wide enough to suck up the tapioca pearls (larger than when making tapioca pudding) in the bubble tea.

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cookiesup Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 6:50pm
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Thanks SUELA! I may have to try some bubble tea now! icon_razz.gif

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mcdonald Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 7:06pm
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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" !!!!

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ccr03 Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 7:21pm
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I actually like using colorful straws - that way the customer has no excuse NOT to see then when they are cutting!

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music121 Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 10:43pm
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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.

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endymion Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 10:58pm
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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.

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ladyonzlake Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 10:58pm
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I've read not to use straws because they can't hold the weight of the cake. icon_surprised.gif

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hamie Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 11:18pm
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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.
Hamie

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ccr03 Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 2:36am
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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.

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2sdae Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 11:33am
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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.

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Solecito Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 6:15pm
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I paid about $1.69 for 100 straws at a local asin market.

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