CakesUnleashed Posted 7 May 2009 , 5:55am
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.......those large cake straws that I see the professional's using on tv all the time???? I've looked under "cake straws", to no avail.


What are the pro's and con's of using the cake straws?

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Creative_chika Posted 7 May 2009 , 6:19am
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I read a thread, that I saved somewhere... It talked about the pink straws that Duff (charm city), and they said you could find it at the asian markets/ stores...

CakesUnleashed Posted 7 May 2009 , 6:23am
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Originally Posted by Creative_chika

I read a thread, that I saved somewhere... It talked about the pink straws that Duff (charm city), and they said you could find it at the asian markets/ stores...




Thank you, Creative Chika! I will look for those. Thanks!

G_Cakes Posted 7 May 2009 , 6:23am
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Those are the straws they use when you buy Bubble Tea... think you might find those in a restaurant supply store.

CakesUnleashed Posted 7 May 2009 , 6:56am
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Those are the straws they use when you buy Bubble Tea... think you might find those in a restaurant supply store.




Awesome! I found them under Giant Boba Tea Straws. Kewl!! Thanks!!!!



Now...........what are the pro's vs. con's!?!?!?

Elise87 Posted 7 May 2009 , 7:06am
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are you guys talking about cake straws as in ones for replacing dowels?

CakesUnleashed Posted 7 May 2009 , 7:10am
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are you guys talking about cake straws as in ones for replacing dowels?




Yesiree!!!!!!

Elise87 Posted 7 May 2009 , 7:16am
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oh good cose i need to do a small 2 tier stacked cake and i don't want to bother buying dowels cose i prob don't need them cose it's only a small cake, but just to be sure i decided to just use some straws instead. I was thinking of just using those hard thick McDonalds straws you can get from the restaurants, they would be alright wouldn't they?

Sorry I can't give any advice on here I havn't used dowels or straws before lol

CakesUnleashed Posted 7 May 2009 , 7:28am
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Originally Posted by Elise87

oh good cose i need to do a small 2 tier stacked cake and i don't want to bother buying dowels cose i prob don't need them cose it's only a small cake, but just to be sure i decided to just use some straws instead. I was thinking of just using those hard thick McDonalds straws you can get from the restaurants, they would be alright wouldn't they?

Sorry I can't give any advice on here I havn't used dowels or straws before lol




Here's what I ended up purchasing:

http://www.bobateadirect.com/Bag-of-Fat-Bubble-Tea-Straws-7.5-pr-418.html

Elise87 Posted 7 May 2009 , 7:32am

yeh their description sounds like the Mcdonalds straws and i only need a few so might go grab an extra few when i go to next McDonals next lol icon_wink.gif

Thanks for letting me butt in icon_biggrin.gif

sugarwishes Posted 7 May 2009 , 8:44am

I think the best, from what I've been reading are bubble tea straws. If you google it, you will find a ton of places that sell them. at tenteatime.com they sell those traws 50/$1.50

I've never used strawa but by reading other forums, some like em some don't, same goes for dowels. Its really by preference.

CakesUnleashed Posted 7 May 2009 , 11:04am
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Originally Posted by sugarwishes

I think the best, from what I've been reading are bubble tea straws. If you google it, you will find a ton of places that sell them. at tenteatime.com they sell those traws 50/$1.50




Here's what I ended up purchasing:

http://www.bobateadirect.com/B.....r-418.html


I will let you know what I prefer.......soon.

MikeRowesHunny Posted 7 May 2009 , 11:18am

I use bubble tea straws in all my stacked cakes, including wedding cakes - I love them! So much sturdier than wooden dowels & IMO more hygenic too. I put 4 under 6in cakes, 5 under 8in, 6 under 10in, well spaced to balance the weight. HTH!

CakesUnleashed Posted 7 May 2009 , 5:31pm
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I use bubble tea straws in all my stacked cakes, including wedding cakes - I love them! So much sturdier than wooden dowels & IMO more hygenic too. I put 4 under 6in cakes, 5 under 8in, 6 under 10in, well spaced to balance the weight. HTH!




Whoo Hoo! icon_biggrin.gif Just what I wanted to hear! Thanks!!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

Creative_chika Posted 7 May 2009 , 8:20pm

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