Towel Cake: A Fun DIY Bridal Shower Gift

A Peek at the Fun: A towel cake is a perfect DIY bridal shower gift idea that’s easy to make, creative to give and a present the bride will love! Plus, we’ve got a great game you can play with this towel cake as well!

What do you do when one of your favorite nieces announces she is getting married?  If you are Danetta, you start to plan a bridal shower!! And if you’re throwing a super fun bridal shower, you’ve got to have a fabulous bridal shower gift to go with it right?

We love this towel cake because it’s creative and cute and something she will actually use-everyone needs towels and utensils and you can even pick things straight from her registry. Plus, this DIY bridal shower gift looks great as part of your bridal shower decorations (makes a great centerpiece), AND we’ve got a game that you can play with it during the shower as well!

Isn’t it so cute?! You can do it in any color and you can customize it so that it’s the perfect wedding gift for the bride.

Towel Cake:

This turned out so amazing and was fun to put together.  We even found a fun way to use it for one of the bridal shower games. Check this game out!

DIY Bridal Shower Gift Idea:

Supplies Needed For the Basic Towel Cake:

  • 4 Bath Towels
  • 4 Hand Towels
  • 2-3 Wash Clothes
  • Ribbon

Supplies Needed For the Towel Cake Embellishments:

  • Apron
  • Any Kitchen Utensils
  • Spoons
  • Spatulas
  • Ice Cream Scoops
  • Ladles
  • Can Opener
  • You Can Get Super Creative With This Part!!

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How to Make a Towel Cake:

The bottom layer will be the largest and you will use the bath towels for that layer. The middle layer will be the hand towels. The top layer will be the wash clothes. Start by folding the towels in thirds and laying them out flat. Start rolling one towel at a time, linking the towels together at the ends. Make sure to start rolling the next towel into the roll as you come to the end (see picture below).

Once your 4 towels are rolled together you will hold them in place by tying a ribbon around the middle of the bundle.  Tie a knot at the back of the towel roll.  Repeat this step for the top and middle layers.

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For the top layer, gather a few of the utensils and bundle them together.  Once they are arranged the way you like, start wrapping your washcloths (also folded in thirds) around the bottom of the utensils.  Wrap 2-3 washcloths around until you get the desired width for the top layer. Finish it off by tying a ribbon around it.

Doesn’t this make a fantastic towel cake topper?

Stack the layers on top of each other and start adding your embellishments to the cake. Simply push the items in between the towels until they are sturdy.


Have FUN giving a towel cake DIY bridal shower gift!!

And try this printable bridal shower game with it:

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Hello, my name is ThienBao. I am a freelance developer specializing in various types of code.