How to make a towel cake
At the celebration of the birth of a child or a new family, it is customary to give practical gifts — things that will be needed in the household or when caring for a baby. How can you beat such an “ordinary” gift? Of course, the original packaging! Without a doubt, the heroes of the occasion will genuinely admire even a simple set of towelsif you get it in the form of a delicious dessert decorated with roses or cherries. And the stuffing cake you can make an exquisite set of accessories for taking a bath or other useful gizmos.
You will need
- - terry towels;
- - a flat dish or tray;
- - decorative ribbons and other decorative elements.
To make a gift “cake” out of towels, purchase several towels of different types and two or three matching colors. The more of them, the more tiers the “cake” will have. It’s good if they are “edible” colors — pastel, cream, chocolate, white. In addition to towels, you can use other useful things to prepare this “delicacy”: perfumes, cosmetics, figured soap, candles, soft toys, natural or artificial flowers. For a newborn, use as a filling, disposable diapers, beautiful diapers or baby clothes, folding them into rolls.
Take a nice flat dish or tray on which you will place the “cake”. Make its first tier from large towels. Fold each in several additions to get a strip suitable for the first tier height (approx. 20–25 cm). Roll these strips into tight rolls and tie them with a thin elastic band in the middle. Lay the rolls vertically on the tray in a round tier.
From smaller towels, roll up the rolls for the second tier and also grab them with an elastic band. Lay these towels on the first tier. If enough, lay out the third tier of the “cake”. By the way, in addition to towels, you can use other items of home textiles (pillowcases, tablecloths) or replace some of the terry towels with paper packages.
Now decorate the cake to your liking. Tie the towels that make up the tiers with a decorative ribbon (satin, nylon or paper), masking the elastic bands on the rolls. From small thin towels, you can roll roses and secure with double-sided tape at the base. Arrange other gift items nicely between the towels. Decorate the tiers with flowers, and you can place a beautiful toy on top. Try to fix all the elements well so that the “cake” does not fall apart.
If you do not have a lot of towels, you can make such a “cake” from several pieces. Fold each towel into several folds and, starting with the first, wrap them all in turn in one large spiral. Place the cake on a plate or cardboard circle and decorate with ribbons, bows, flowers, etc. You can make not a “cake”, but several “cakes”.