because i've seen many cake decorator's in their clever, witty, creative and informative videos push in the straws (btw seattle is banning straws? oh my what will they do -- but i digress) so yes see them push the straws in and then clip the dang things -- no wonder so many cake buddies think it's ok --
IT'S NOT OK -- put in one straw -- mark it to the top of the cake -- pull it out -- cut all the straws that SAME LENGTH -- then insert them all --
or plan on a cake failure eventually
THANK YOU K8memphis!
That is just "cake 101'! When I was teaching I usually would spend at least 1/2 of one class teaching the proper way to use/insert dowels (or in the beginning spiked pillars)
Thank you for confirming this. I always thought it was wrong, but they are more popular than me. :)