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Towel Cakes…how to make them….

by on Jun.08, 2009, under Always Special

There are many different ways that people make Towel cakes….I like to keep it simple. ;o)

So I’ll try to keep my instructions on how to make a Towel cake simple:



Two Bath towels

One Cake Board

Insert of one toilet/kitchen roll

Large elastic bands



  1. Lay the bath towel out and fold length ways into four (fold in half and then half again), so you are basically left with a long length of towel that has been folded twice. do the same with the second towel.
  2. Place the insert of the Toilet/Kitchen roll at the end of the towel, roll the towel loosely round (like a Swiss roll), place an elastic band around the towel to keep it in place.
  3. Then place the first rolled up towel at the end of the second towel and repeat step 2…when completed, secure with an elastic band. (Most towel cake makers secure with a pin, I prefer to use elastic bands….it stops my poor fingers from getting pricked and also the poor person’s fingers who unwraps the cake)
  4. Place the rolled towels upon a cake board, decorate in the same way you would a normal cake…ribbons, mottos, flowers…etc.

Once you have grasped the basic principle of making a towel cake, you can then advance to two tiers, three tiers and even four tiers…

The main thing I believe is make them straight….you would not present a proper Birthday cake that was baked uneven, then iced roughly….no amount of ribbon can hide a cake leaning to the floor!!! I have seen some websites selling Towel cakes that look like kids have made them!! and also use a high quality towel…550gsm or above.


The towel cake is a great way to give someone a unique gift of “towels” but presented in such a different way that it will totally amaze and wow!!!.



 Simply two bath sheets, two bath towels, two hand towels and two face cloths….rolled, tweaked and prettied up into a beautiful four-tiered wedding Towel Cake. A unique gift for the bride and groom, that sure beats giving them a set of towels! and the response from the other guests……well it sure beats a toaster!!!


A simple one tiered cake consisting of a pair of Bath Towels….turned into a unique special gift that is just a little bit different. 


A Wedding Anniversary Towel cake

A Wedding Anniversary Towel cake

You can also add various products in between the layers of towel…so that when the Towel cake is unwrapped even more surprises are found….handmade soaps, fizzers, candles….just use your imagination…..ribbon, flowers and mottos all make the towel cake look all that more special


Have fun making your towel cakes…. if you would like to post your pictures here please do so….I would love to see them.


cheers Sharon

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