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post #31 of 39
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Originally Posted by artscallion


What are they called on the package, Bubble Tea Straws or something else?



They actually say milkshake straws. Does that help?

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post #32 of 39
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I got my bubble teas straws today at a local Asian market...40 for $1.49! They seem nice and sturdy. I have never used them before but I am going to and see how they work.
post #33 of 39
How many tiers can you safely stack using these? I put 3 tiers together with dowels all the time - are these safe for 3 or more tiers?
post #34 of 39
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Originally Posted by zinger60

I got my bubble teas straws today at a local Asian market...40 for $1.49! They seem nice and sturdy. I have never used them before but I am going to and see how they work.



Zinger 60. Do they say "bubble tea straws" on the packaging, or something else?
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post #35 of 39
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They actually say something like "Boba Straws" but since it was an Asian store, not sure if maybe Boba means bubble. There was no mention of tea straws anywhere on them. I knew that's what they are because of the thickness of them. Mine are cut at an angle on one end so I will need to trim that straight before I use that end.
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Boba tea straws = bubble tea straws.

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post #37 of 39
artscallion wrote:
In addition, when I've removed straws for cutting, the cake doesn't generally come out with the straw.


That's my favorite thing about using them . . . sucking the cake out of them afterwards (in private, of course) icon_lol.gif
post #38 of 39
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Originally Posted by SandyS

How many tiers can you safely stack using these? I put 3 tiers together with dowels all the time - are these safe for 3 or more tiers?



bubble tea straws are stronger than wooden dowels. So you can stack as high as you would feel comfortable doing with dowels.
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post #39 of 39
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Originally Posted by zinger60

Are some kind better (more sturdy) than others? I heard somewhere that the one at Bed, Bath and Beyond were not very sturdy compared to ones at asian markets and restaurant supply stores. How would you tell the best ones?



I was going to get some at BB and B but now I am nervous that they are not sturdy enough! Do you think they are ok for a 12/10/8/6 inches 4 tier cake?
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