Hi all! I just saw a new Ace of Cakes and noticed that Geof used big neon pink straws to support his sister's 4 or 5 tiered wedding cake. Are those the bubble straws that I have heard about on here? Or were they something different? He just used regular scissors to trim them once they were in the cake, so they couldn't have been anything too thick. Just curious because I hate cutting dowels!!
Yes, they are bubble or tea straws.
I hate bubble tea straws. Every time I have used them, my fondant has cracked because they don't support the weight of the fondant.
Now other people have had a lot of success with them. So maybe I'm doing something wrong. But unless you have time to play around and make sure that nothing's going to happen.
Toba Garrett uses lollipop sticks.
I always use bubble tea straws, I think they support great. Of course I always refrigerate too and the firmness of the cold cake usually keeps the jiggling/vibration down in transport and reduces the chance for anything to crack.
They are also used in bars. You can get them from restaurant supply stores. I usually only use them for small tiered cakes. The SPS gives much better support for larger, heavier cakes, for sure!
I use bubble tea straws for all my cakes. The cake in my av is a 5 tier wedding cake supported with bubble tea straws. It traveled an hour to the venue all stacked, and up some pretty steep hills. I love them!
Where do you get your straws from?
Thank you for the responses! I don't sell my cakes, so I don't usually have to transport them and if I do, it's to somewhere in my neighborhood! I rarely make a cake more than two tiers too, so I think this would work out great for me. I'll give it a try on a cake that isn't going anywhere and see how it goes. Anyone have a good site to order from? I saw some on Amazon.com that I wouldn't have to buy in bulk. Most of the other sites you have to order hundreds, if not a thousand at a time!! Thanks all!