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.
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.
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
me too, all I use
KoryAK, I love your work!!!!! Thanks for your replies.
Do you mean just regular drinking straws? About how thick would they be?
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.
The biggest I've done is a 5-tiered cake, 4-6-8-10-12. No problems.
I have just started to use them, used for last three stacked cakes, wedding cake was 14-11-8-6-4 and was fine
I use bubble-tea straws exclusively in my tiered cakes....LOVE the easability!
So do you all use separator plates or just the cakeboards between tiers?
How do you start inserting/stacking? I hate using the dowels because of the sharpening and hammering involved....
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.
No fancy boards for me (except the ones you see) just plain old cardboard cake circles (usually 2 glued together) - unwrapped.