Stacking With Bubble Tea Straws

Decorating By sberryp Updated 20 Nov 2011 , 3:27am by KoryAK

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sberryp Posted 18 Nov 2011 , 2:52am
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When is stacking with bubble tea straws not enough? Please share examples of cakes stacked with bubble tea straws. I think I read if it was more than 3 tiers use something stronger.

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dchinda Posted 18 Nov 2011 , 3:10am
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That is all I use for my tiered cakes. They work really well & a lot easier to cut to size than wooden dowels. They are also really cheap at Asian markets.

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KoryAK Posted 18 Nov 2011 , 3:14am
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I use straws on all cakes up to 4 tiers high, and not even the bubble tea ones- just regular. Pix? Look at every cake on my site www.spdak.com icon_smile.gif

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paulstonia Posted 18 Nov 2011 , 3:29am
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me too, all I use

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sberryp Posted 18 Nov 2011 , 4:25pm
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KoryAK, I love your work!!!!! Thanks for your replies.

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maureengr Posted 18 Nov 2011 , 5:27pm
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Do you mean just regular drinking straws? About how thick would they be?

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KoryAK Posted 19 Nov 2011 , 7:11am
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1/4"?

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mcaulir Posted 19 Nov 2011 , 8:15am
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I've only used regular drinking straws in all my cakes. They're mud cakes too, mostly, so three tiers is almost too heavy for me to carry, and the normal straws hold up just fine.

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QTCakes1 Posted 19 Nov 2011 , 7:17pm
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The biggest I've done is a 5-tiered cake, 4-6-8-10-12. No problems.

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sharon24 Posted 19 Nov 2011 , 7:46pm
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I have just started to use them, used for last three stacked cakes, wedding cake was 14-11-8-6-4 and was fine

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cambo Posted 19 Nov 2011 , 8:12pm
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I use bubble-tea straws exclusively in my tiered cakes....LOVE the easability!

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jeartist Posted 19 Nov 2011 , 9:12pm
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So do you all use separator plates or just the cakeboards between tiers?

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pj22 Posted 20 Nov 2011 , 12:22am
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How do you start inserting/stacking? I hate using the dowels because of the sharpening and hammering involved....

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Occther Posted 20 Nov 2011 , 1:23am
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I also use bubble tea straws for all my stacked cakes and have stacked up the 5 tiers. I usually put the bottom tier on the (I often make my own stand or use cake drums.) For the other tiers, I use two layers of cardboard that are the size of the cake, cover with press and seal, then put my cake on it, ice and cover with fondant. I have steps down to my garage and can't carry heavy cakes, so I usually stack on site.

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KoryAK Posted 20 Nov 2011 , 3:27am
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No fancy boards for me (except the ones you see) just plain old cardboard cake circles (usually 2 glued together) - unwrapped.

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