soldiernurse Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 6:59pm
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CC:..I'm making a wedding cake..the biggest layer is 16-18 in, 4-5 tiers [haven't quite decided yet] but no bigger than that..anywho, I keep hearing about bubble straws and have started taking Craftsy classes and they're used by a designer only he doesn't say what sizes. I went to order them online but found they come in different sizes...fat, regular, skinny, colored, clear...ugh!!  Help, I need to order them asap..

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matthewkyrankelly Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 7:04pm
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Get SPS instead. It is more secure.

dede57 Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 7:32pm
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I use the fat bubble straws and have never had any problem.

soldiernurse Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 7:54pm
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Get SPS instead. It is more secure.

 

 

 

I was thinking about that too Matthew..

soldiernurse Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 7:57pm
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I use the fat bubble straws and have never had any problem.

 

 

 

ok, tks!

keepingitreal21 Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 8:04pm
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CC:..I'm making a wedding cake..the biggest layer is 16-18 in, 4-5 tiers [haven't quite decided yet] but no bigger than that..anywho, I keep hearing about bubble straws and have started taking Craftsy classes and they're used by a designer only he doesn't say what sizes. I went to order them online but found they come in different sizes...fat, regular, skinny, colored, clear...ugh!!  Help, I need to order them asap..

For such a large cake, you definitely need a good support system. I've never used SPS but several CC members swear by them. I used Cakestackers for my most recent cake it was a seamless delivery of a 4 tiered cake that was heavy and covered with delicate gumpaste flowers. But my husband helps with deliveries, since the cakes can be very heavy assembled. I know some people use bubble tea straws for small tiered cakes 3 or less but I am just not that trusting to some straws. The doweling method is always my fallback too. But I use wooden or heavy plastic dowels, including a center dowel for transporting.

taartenmaker Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 8:36pm
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AI think fat ones, but for the lowest tier i would use dowels

ellavanilla Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 10:10pm
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use the SPS

slimkim Posted 14 Oct 2013 , 12:26pm
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what is sps ????

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