This may be YOUR OPINION, but it is NOT true.
Originally Posted by cupcakemkr
Please do not use straws to support your tiered cakes, it doesn't matter how far they are travelling, straws are not sturdy enough to support the cakes above.
I have experience traveling with multi-tiered cakes using bubble tea straws for support and have had no problems whatsoever. Another option would be the Wilton hollow dowels, which are really just very large, thick walled STRAWS, as are the legs of the SPS.
Straws are hollow cylinders, the strongest & most stable of supports. As with all supports, they must be cut level and placed properly. I also use foam core boards as my cake boards, adding even more stability.
I do also use one or 2 central dowels, too, depending on the size of the cake & length of travel.