Monday, April 6, 2009

Make a Bridal Shower Towel Cake

Bridal Shower Towel Cake

Present the bride with two sets of towels in style. A wedding towel cake makes a great decoration at a bridal shower and is sure to bring lots of smiles. Perfect centerpiece... add some bridal confetti on the table for that extra sparkle.

It is also very simple to make.

Materials and Tools:
Towel Sets - 2 bath towels, 2 hand towels and 2 wash cloths.
Satin Ribbon- #3 or #5 widths. Any color (130 inches)
Faux Rose petals- Any color (1 bag of 100)... (I find them at dollar stores or party stores. Sometimes at Walmart)
Silk Roses or other flowers - Any color
Double sided tape
Sharp Scissors
Measuring Tape or Ruler

Step 1. Roll the Towels
Fold each hand towel in half lengthwise twice. Start with one end and roll the towels up as shown. Set aside. Repeat this process with the wash cloths. Fold each bath towel in half lengthwise and repeat the folding until the width of the towel is roughly 6". Roll the two towels together in the same way as the hand towels. You should now have the three layers of the "cake."

Step 2. Add the Ribbon
Cut the satin ribbon into 60", 40" and 30" lengths. Tie the large piece around the bath towels as shown. Repeat for the other two cake layers. When complete, stack the cake layers starting with the largest layer at the bottom.

Step 3. Add the Details
Once the layers are stacked, move the cake to the final location or on a round cardboard cake holder you can find at craft store. Cut stems of roses or flowers off to leave a few inches and tuck it on top of the cake. Take off the stems on remaining flowers & using double sided tape... tape flowers on the layers. Sprinkle petals on layers & around the base on the table.
Also have Custom Hershey miniatures made & "sprinkle" around the base as well.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE this idea !

    It would be even better to use organic cotton towels and real flowers with rafia or another natural ribbon.

    What an environmentally great gift for someone's home.

    It will give the couple something that they need for their home and NOT have anything that has to go into the garbage as the flowers and ribbons could be composted.

    Organically Yours,