Where do you order your straws? Will bubble tea straws ship fast? And will they hold up a three tier cake?
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I have had stacking challenges in the past, so learning about bubble tea straws from sugarshack's DVD was an answer to my prayers. After an online search, I just ordered from the seller with the best price. They arrived very quickly. I used them for the first time in last weekend's three-tiered cake. No problems during delivery or with set-up. Much better than doweling. I'm a bubble tea straw believer now!
I just went down to the local asian market and purchased 2 packages of bubble tea straws. They came out to under $2 each. They are nice and sturdy. I have made a 3 tier cake using straws. It would also be wise to put a long dowel running through all tiers for extra stability.
I just bought 4 packages of 48 on ebay last night. Each package was $.99. The shipping was discounted for the bunch. The total came to $12.76. The seller is in CA and has already shipped.
www.bobateadirect.com that's where I got mine and shipping time depends on where you live, or you can pay more for faster shipping, and they work well on three tier cakes, like Normita says, put one or two long dowels for extra support, the three tier cake in my pics were made using bubble tea straws
Here's where I got mine (in 4 days): http://cgi.ebay.com/172-Giant-Boba-milk-Tea-straws-smoothie-Thai-Bubble_W0QQitemZ320358525061QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item4a96db2885&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14
I was very happy with these because they're slightly sturdier than a set of 50 I got at another on-line site.