Sanitizing Dowels

Decorating By MomLittr Updated 28 May 2009 , 8:49pm by PinkZiab

MomLittr Posted 28 May 2009 , 10:47am
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I have a cake this weekend that will need a fairly tall wooden dowel in the center. Since the once wilton sells are only 12" long, I will have to buy a 3ft one at the craft store. How do I sanitize it to put into the cake?

deb

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G_Cakes Posted 28 May 2009 , 10:55am
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I would boil a full kettle and leave it on the burner so that the steam would be constant from the spout and run the dowel through the steam. You could also use and alcohol base like ever clear or vodka on a clothe and give it a good rub too.

Hope this helps

Miss Lizzy

PinkZiab Posted 28 May 2009 , 1:32pm
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Wipe it down with either white vinegar or a weak bleach/water solution.

Frankyola Posted 28 May 2009 , 3:00pm
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Originally Posted by PinkZiab

Wipe it down with either white vinegar or a weak bleach/water solution.



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G_Cakes Posted 28 May 2009 , 8:26pm
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wouldnt bleach at any strength be a bad idea since the dowel is going into the cake?

just curious cause I have never heard of using bleach before

PinkZiab Posted 28 May 2009 , 8:49pm
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No bleach is actually a commonly used sanitizing agent (and probably the best choice, in my opinion) in commercial kitchens. You're not dipping it in straight bleach, just a little bit of bleach in some water. This is pretty much Santization 101. icon_wink.gif

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