Originally Posted by EllieA
People talk well about bubble tea straws because nothing has happened not them ... YET. The thing is ... straws are made of very flimsy plastic, they slid and slide and are simply not sturdy enough to hold 50 pounds of cake. The strongest materials are wood and thick plastic dowels - it's obvious. The way I see it is you will use them (because they are cheaper and all the reasons stated above), until a cake falls on you! Then you will talk a different tune. Me? I wouldn't dare! It's wood and SPS all the way, baby! Better safe than sorry!
Seems reasonable. I'm just learning stuff and was wondering. No customers or anything like that for me. I would probably side with you EllieA if I ever did make a large cake and had a lot of pressure on me to deliver the goods. LOL
It really is hard to imagine the straw could physically hold more weight than a solid piece of wood. I would love to the see the test that was actually run though.