• How to Make a Towel Cake

    by Lifeboat Admin ,


    Towel cakes have become a popular industry. People give them as presents for all types of celebrations, including weddings, birthdays and housewarming parties. You can make them in a wide variety of colour schemes with any brand of towel. For an even more unique cake, purchase towels off the recipient’s registry.


    To make your own wedding towel cake, gather the following supplies:

    - 4 Bath Towels
    - 4 Hand Towels
    - 4 Wash Cloths
    Cake Topper
    Safety Pins
    Assorted Ribbons and Elastic
    Silk Flowers
    String of Small Pearls
    Novelty Wedding Bands
    Spools of ribbon
    - Very large rubber bands
    - Pizza pan
    - White spray paint
    - Wooden dowel


    Before beginning, spray the pizza pan with white paint and let dry overnight. You can also substitute the pizza pan with a simple plastic circular platter.

     

    Step 1:  Layer One

    a. Spread out the first two bath towels in front of you, folded in thirds, with the ends overlapping 2-3 inches.
    b. Safety pin the towels together to make one long towel.
    c. Add the second set of towels over the top, folded in thirds, with the ends overlapping 2-3 inches.
    d. Safety pin the second layer of towels together to make one long towel.
    e. Create a tight coil by rolling the two layers of towels together. Use rubber bands to secure, and safety pin the towels together at each end.

     

    Step 2: Layer Two

    a. Spread out the first two hand towels in front of you, folded in thirds, with the ends overlapping 1-2 inches.
    b. Safety pin the two hand towels together to make one long towel.
    c. Add the second set of hand towels over the top, folded in thirds, with the ends overlapping 1-2 inches.
    d. Safety pin the two hand towels together to make one long towel.
    e. Create a coil by rolling the two layers of hand towels together. Use rubber bands to secure, and safety pin the towels together at each end.

     

    Step 3: Layer Three

    a. Spread out the first two wash cloths in front of you, folded in thirds, with the ends overlapping 1-2 inches.
    b. Safety pin the wash cloths together to make one long wash cloth.
    c. Add the second set of wash cloths over the top, folded in thirds, with the ends overlapping 1-2 inches.
    d. Create a coil by rolling the two layers of wash cloths together. Use rubber bands to secure, and safety pin the wash cloths together at each end.

     

    Step 4:  Setting Up the Cake

    a. Stack the layers on the white pizza pan, with the largest layer at the bottom and smallest layer at the top.  Secure with safety pins.
    b. Put the wooden dowel through the centre to stabilize the cake. Cut the dowel 1-2 inches below the top of the cake so it doesn’t stick out.

    Step 5: The Decorations
    a. Place the cake topper at the top of the cake.
    b. Arrange flowers between each layer and spread a few flowers over the top.
    c. Decorate cake with ribbons to hide the rubber bands.
    d. Drape the pearls over the cake layer by layer.
    e. Add the wedding rings.

     

    If you are making a housewarming cake, substitute household items for the wedding decorations. You may also want to include instructions for making a towel cake so that the recipient can make them as gifts too.

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