If you are the bridesmaid or a really good friend of the bride-to-be, giving a bridal shower towel cake is a great gift or token to commemorate the bridal shower. When done correctly, a towel cake can look like an actual wedding cake. The difference is, you can put gifts inside the towel cake for the celebrant so she can unwrap it one by one and layer by layer. Of course, there is no need to explain that this cake is not edible. However, a lot of materials need to be prepared before you can make a towel cake. In this article, you will be taught how to make one on your own. If you are interested in doing so, read on.
- Planning. The first thing that you would have to do is to plan on how you would like the towel cake to look like. The first thing you would have to consider is the size of the cake. The higher and bigger the cake is, the more towels you will need. Then, you will also have to determine what color to use for the towels. Now, this may depend on the theme of the wedding or the favorite color of the bride-to-be. Either way, some research will have to be done on your part.
- Preparation. Before you begin the process, you will need to have some materials for the task. These items include: an assortment of different-sized towels (bath, hand and wash towels), cardboard plates and sheets, double-sided tape, safety pins, silken flowers, ribbons of varying sizes and the gifts that you would want placed inside the cake.
- Procedure. The first step in this task is to grab the two large towels and fold them in half twice. By doing so, you now have two narrow towels. Then, pin those two towels together to form a longer strip of fabric. Roll the attached towels sensitively and pin the ends with safety pins. This roll will now be used as the base of your cake. Next, fold your hand towels and wash cloths similar to how you did the base of the cake using the large towels. Now that you have made your layers, it’s time to stack them one by one. Using a cardboard circle that you have cut, use that as your base. Attach the big towels layer to the base using the double-sided tape. Then, using a strip of cardboard, make a ring the same size as your towel base for support. If it is not snugly fit, you can use the tape to hold it in place as well. Do this for the following layers as well.
To conclude, if you have lots of token gifts, you can add them layer by layer, starting with the biggest ones at the bottom before you attach the next layer. After all the layers have been attached, you can cover the whole cake with plastic to prevent dust from setting in and to maintain cleanliness. With that, you can now make your own bridal shower towel cake. Good luck!