Cardboard Dowels And Bubble Straws?

Decorating By dolphindreamers Updated 24 May 2014 , 12:45pm by cakeladynh

dolphindreamers Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 11:09pm
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Does anyone know where I could find cardboard dowels and bubble straws? I would think they are easier to deal with than wooden dowels. What is your opinion of these?

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__Jamie__ Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 11:15pm
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Never seen cardboard dowels, other than in Edna's tutorials...bubble tea straws...LOVE THEM! (when I'm not using SPS that is icon_wink.gif )

__Jamie__ Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 11:16pm
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Oh...oops. One of the managers at a Hawaiin restaurant in town sells me a box of them every once in awhile for like $5.00. I know I can get them cheaper online, but it's just down the street from me....easy peasy.

They are everywhere online! Amazon, Bob aT eaD irect

sweetcravings Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 11:17pm
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Not sure about where to get cardboard dowels but i have found bubble tea straws in an oriental grocery in town. I bet if you went to that sort of grocer in your town you'd find them there. Just ask for them if you don't see them. My grocer had them in the back of the store. HTH

Oh, and i know you can find the straws online but looking for them locally would save you shipping.

Suz

tlreetz Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 11:19pm
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I buy bubble tea straws from a local asian food market for 99 cents for a bag of 50!

sugarshack Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 12:26am
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bubble tea straws rock! CHEAP on ebay

dolphindreamers Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 12:17pm
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Ok, another question. For those of you that have used the straws, do you use them for your bottom layer? Or just for the smaller layers towards the top of the cake?

sweetcravings Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 2:41pm
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Originally Posted by dolphindreamers

Ok, another question. For those of you that have used the straws, do you use them for your bottom layer? Or just for the smaller layers towards the top of the cake?




That's all i use for support for all layers..plus your cardboard round under each cake of course. Not had problems yet. thumbs_up.gif

tlreetz Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 3:12pm
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I just use the straws and I use Tuff Boards instead of cardboard rounds, they are sturdier.

cakeladynh Posted 24 May 2014 , 12:45pm
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I know this is an old thread, but I did find the cardboard dowels while searching for tea/bubble straws. Lady Mary / Ateco Parchment Coated Paperboard Dowels, 12-Pack.

Ateco sells them on Amazon (and is a Prime company!)

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