Bubble Straws: Where Do You Get Yours?

Decorating By handymama Updated 22 Oct 2008 , 10:49pm by handymama

handymama Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 3:54pm
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Hello bubble straw users! Until now I've happily used normal plastic drinking straws, but I'm thinking I'd like the bubble straws for bigger/heavier cakes. The best price I've seen is $41 for 1,050. Anyone know of a better one? Also, just how high and heavy do you go with straws and still feel comfortable transporting? TIA

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sweetpea1972 Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 5:33pm
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That seems like a pretty good price. I've gotten my from www.bobateadirect.com and paid 3.99 for 40.

I don't assemble my cakes ahead of time, but I've done 2 4-tiered cakes with them and felt very comfortable. HTH!

mbt4955 Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 6:08pm
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I was going to try bubble straws, but are they all 1/2" in diameter? That just seems like awfully big holes in the middle of my cakes. Do you use as many straws as you would use dowels?

Thanks,
Martha

sweetpea1972 Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 7:29pm
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I follow Sugarshacks stacking method so there are quite a few straws in the larger tiers, but they cut nice and even and don't seem to wobble as much as dowels do (IMHO)

handymama Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 10:49pm
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Yes, they're 1/2" and I agree that's a lot of "missing" cake, but I try to be generous with my servings so it works out in the end.

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