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post #31 of 36

Hi dchinda, 

Do you also you wooden dowels throughout the whole cake? Or were the bubble straws enough support?

post #32 of 36

I used bubble straws for a while and they worked fine, but I prefer wooden dowels and using dowel clippers to cut them because the dowels take up almost zero space in the cake. It's just as easy as straws. My tiers tend to be about 4 and a half inches -

post #33 of 36
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post #34 of 36

I think you'll really like the bubble tea straws. 

 

They don't displace cake like wooden dowels do because the cake goes up into the cavity  of the straw, acting like a sticky "plug".  They're also so easy to cut with just a good pair of large scissors.

 

I've also found some in bright colors (easy to see in the cake) at Bed, Bath, & Beyond.

 

Rae

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post #35 of 36
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Originally Posted by BlakesCakes View Post

I think you'll really like the bubble tea straws. 

 

They don't displace cake like wooden dowels do because the cake goes up into the cavity  of the straw, acting like a sticky "plug".  They're also so easy to cut with just a good pair of large scissors.

 

I've also found some in bright colors (easy to see in the cake) at Bed, Bath, & Beyond.

 

Rae

Would you use any support system in a faux tier? I'm making a 6,8,10,12 (12 being dummy).

post #36 of 36

I use SPS, just like a few gazillion others on here.  Your cake will be very secure and centered with SPS.

Answers to the most often asked questions re: SPS. SPS instructions are on Page 15 of the Sticky at the top of the Cake Decorating Forum. Supplies can be ordered from Oasis Supply, Global or BakeryCrafts.
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