Sanitizing Rhinestone Ribbon?

Decorating By humblet Updated 8 Jul 2013 , 3:33pm by humblet

humblet Posted 6 Jul 2013 , 11:05pm
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I will be making a cake and attaching a rhinestone ribbon to it--do I need to sanitize the ribbon before attaching it, and if so, how?

I'm new to the cake making world, so all suggestions are greatly appreciated!


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DeliciousDesserts Posted 6 Jul 2013 , 11:59pm
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ADepends. From where did you order it? I like getting it from diamond party confetti.

leah_s Posted 7 Jul 2013 , 12:08am
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I always did.  Just dunked it in the sanitizing water in the sink.  Just like the dishes.

humblet Posted 7 Jul 2013 , 10:48pm
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I got it from ali express...can I post a link to it?  Here it is:

leah_s, what do you use for a sanitizer?  Just like the you just use dish soap?

leah_s Posted 7 Jul 2013 , 11:06pm
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um . . . dish soap is for cleaning, not sanitizing.


To have a licensed kitchen and sell food to the public you must have a method to sanitize all your dishes, utensils and equipment.  It's basic, standard operating procedure.  Did you health inspector not go over this sort of thing when you got your license?


Anyway, I use a bleach solution to sanitize.  Wash, rinse, sanitize and air dry.

humblet Posted 7 Jul 2013 , 11:22pm
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Thanks for the reply...I'm not a licensed baker selling cakes to the public.  Just a mom baking a cake for my 4 year old's princess themed birthday party. 


Anyway, you didn't specify, so I asked.  Thanks for the quick reply :)

denetteb Posted 8 Jul 2013 , 4:29am
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Could you put some Saran press and seal on the back of the bling band?  Then it wouldn't have to get wet.

humblet Posted 8 Jul 2013 , 12:15pm
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Hi denetteb...I'm not sure.  I'm covering the cake with fondant and then adding the ribbon to that, will that make a difference?  As I said in my op, I'm pretty new to the cake making world and am trying to learn as I go!  I was under the impression that you can just use fondant glue to help it stick, but that's one reason why I joined cake central (so I can ask questions *before* I try it and find out it won't work!)  Thanks for your reply!  

DeliciousDesserts Posted 8 Jul 2013 , 12:55pm
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AFrom that place, absolutely!

Google bleach sanitizing methods. That will give you a recipe.

humblet Posted 8 Jul 2013 , 2:31pm
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Thanks, that's why I was asking!  I hadn't heard of Diamond Party Confetti when I ordered my ribbon a few months back, but just looked at it and it looks like it does have a lot of nice items.  Will definitely note that for future reference!  Do their items come packaged pre-sanitized? 

DeliciousDesserts Posted 8 Jul 2013 , 2:42pm
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AOh I hope I wasn't rude. I meant I don't think that company is known for edible items.

Yes, I trust things from DPC.

humblet Posted 8 Jul 2013 , 3:33pm
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No, you weren't!  I really appreciate the feedback and would rather be safe than sorry!

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