Coffee Stirrer Straws?

Decorating By Coral3 Updated 3 Sep 2010 , 12:51am by thatslifeca

Coral3 Posted 2 Sep 2010 , 6:37am
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I read with interest a thread on here sticking wires straight into cakes, which I confess I'm guilty of doing. icon_redface.gif

Now I'm looking for 'coffee stirrer straws' which seem to be used by a lot of decorators on here to put the wires into. My problem is that in Australia (or at least where I live) the only coffee stirrers around are just straight/flat stick-types, rather than the straw-type with a hole through the middle. So I've been googling and can't find ANYWHERE in Australia that has them. The best I can come up with is a US seller on ebay but then the freight will be more than three times the value of a box of 5000 straws. icon_sad.gif

So if anyone out there knows where to get them in Australia, I'd love to know! ...or an international supplier who ships at a reasonable cost to Australia?

The other thing I was wondering about was whether or not some brands better than others for this purpose? What brand/s do people use?


Thanks!

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catlharper Posted 2 Sep 2010 , 10:21pm
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sorry to hear that this is a problem in AUS...I never considered it to tell you the truth! How thin of a straw can you find. I know over here there are "cocktail" straws that are very long but skinny. Those would work as well as the stirrers.

Cat

thatslifeca Posted 2 Sep 2010 , 10:51pm
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Like the above post, you don't necissarly need to use the coffee stir stick, you could use any thin straw. Find the thinnest straw you can, and if your wire is wiggly in it, then just fill it with RI first then slip in the wire...hold it a couple of secs to set and there you have it.

tweeter_bug98 Posted 2 Sep 2010 , 11:16pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thatslifeca

Find the thinnest straw you can, and if your wire is wiggly in it, then just fill it with RI first then slip in the wire...hold it a couple of secs to set and there you have it.




I LOVE that tip!! Thanks for sharing!

thatslifeca Posted 3 Sep 2010 , 12:51am
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Your welcome. icon_smile.gif

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