Boba Straws

Decorating By baking_fool Updated 6 Aug 2009 , 12:46pm by cylstrial

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baking_fool Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 9:30pm
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Has any one ever used those big boba tea straws as supports inside a cake? If so is there a weight limit before you should use wooden dowles? and dose any one know where I can buy some boba straws on line cheep?

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xstitcher Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 9:39pm
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Yes you can use boba aka bubble tea straws for cake support. Ebay has some good prices. If you have an Asian market in your area you might try them as well.

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Rylan Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 11:45pm
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Yes you can and xstitcher got everything answered.

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cylstrial Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 1:15am
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I don't know it was just me or what, but I didn't like them. My cake wasn't supported very well and it caused little cracks all along the sides of the fondant.

Now I had to drive 90 minutes with the first one and then 6 hours with the second one. So maybe they would work for a short drive, but I have kind of given up on them myself.

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Rylan Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 3:32am
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Originally Posted by cylstrial

I don't know it was just me or what, but I didn't like them. My cake wasn't supported very well and it caused little cracks all along the sides of the fondant.

Now I had to drive 90 minutes with the first one and then 6 hours with the second one. So maybe they would work for a short drive, but I have kind of given up on them myself.




Try a combination of wooden dowels or Wilton plastic dowels in combination with bubble tea straw.

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cylstrial Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 12:46pm
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Originally Posted by cylstrial

I don't know it was just me or what, but I didn't like them. My cake wasn't supported very well and it caused little cracks all along the sides of the fondant.

Now I had to drive 90 minutes with the first one and then 6 hours with the second one. So maybe they would work for a short drive, but I have kind of given up on them myself.



Try a combination of wooden dowels or Wilton plastic dowels in combination with bubble tea straw.




Sounds good! I'll give it another whirl Rylan!

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