Cake Supports

Decorating By jfraelich Updated 2 Oct 2014 , 4:16am by kakeladi

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jfraelich Posted 2 Oct 2014 , 1:19am
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AI want to try using straws to support my cake tiers rather than wooden dowels. Should I use the milkshake straws (1/4 inch in diameter) or tea/boba straws (approximately 3/4 in diameter)? Thanks for your feedback!!

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maybenot Posted 2 Oct 2014 , 1:28am
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The general rule of thumb would be the larger the bore/hole, the better.  You get the most contact with the board that way, largest cake plug [acts like glue & a weight], etc. 


If the boba tea straws are readily available, I'd use those.

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kakeladi Posted 2 Oct 2014 , 4:16am
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I think a lot has to do with the size of the tiers.  I always used milkshake straws.  Worked just fine for me.

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