Cutting Bubble Tea Straws-Can't Get Straight Cut

Decorating By ZlatkaT Updated 25 Jun 2009 , 3:37pm by quietude

ZlatkaT Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 1:47pm
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I purchase bubble tea straws from e-bay, and me and my hubby were trying to cut them with a scissors, several knifes, and we cannot get a straight cut. We are worry, that it might me an issue for a stacked cakes. The cut side is not perfect level. How do you do it????

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__Jamie__ Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 1:50pm
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I mark them all from the same measurement on my sewing ruler, which I use to gauge the height of the tier. From there, I use a small pair of very sharp scissors, hold the straw firmly, and snip! Sometimes if I am in a hurry they cut crooked, but I redo it if it was really noticeable. I know what you mean, cutting a "tube" like that sometimes almost makes a ridge in the middle...just gotta try again.

Loucinda Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 2:18pm
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I use a sewing guage too, mark your straw, and what I do is "pinch" the straw flat with my fingers, then make the cut. It is usually fine, sometimes I have to retrim, but not often.

ZlatkaT Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 3:26pm
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thank you, I guess practice is the keyicon_smile.gif

quietude Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 3:37pm
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I mark, pinch and cut using a pair of sharp scissors as well. It's soooo much easier for me than cutting dowels!!!

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