It's the month of May and I hear wedding bells ringing for several brides...'tis the season! =) Weddings are always such joyous events...for those who are attending and not planning the big day, that is! So, when a friend called on me for a bit of bridal shower decor I was happy to lend a hand.
My dear friend called me to say that she was helping to host a bridal shower, but she found out at the last minute that the plans for the shower cake had fallen through. We tossed around the idea of rounding up a cake decorator at the last minute, but she decided that she would shake things up a bit and not serve a shower cake at all...WHAT???
Yep, you read that correctly!
Instead, she opted to serve mini cupcakes and
bite size cheese cakes...
simple is sometimes the way to go.
But every shower needs a cake as a centerpiece, right? Well, sort of! Pinterest offers some interesting choices for "bridal shower cakes," and I was anxious to explore the creative options.
Here are a few more examples that I worked from...
Wal-mart is where I picked up the supplies for this little creation. Here is what I bought...
1) 2 large white bath towels
2) 4 white hand towels
3) 12 white washcloths
4) 12 white dishwashing cloths (bar cloths)
5) package of clear pony tail rubberbands
6) package of medium size rubberbands
7) package of large size rubberbands
8) 2 spools of wide ribbon
9) package of confetti or paper shreds
11) a variety of kitchen utensils, including wooden spoons
12) cake platter/base for the cake to sit on
Here are a few pics to show the process of building this gift cake:
Gather your supplies...
Place utensils at the end of a bath towel and roll the towel...secure it with a rubberband.
Roll the second bath towel and insert a wooden spoon into the lower tier bath towel. Set the top tier bath towel on top...this holds the two tiers together.
Place the two tiers on a platter of some sort. You can use a real cake platter or a simple cardboard like the one that I used, which was purchased at Party City.
Roll each hand towel and wash cloth, securing with a small rubberband. Encircle the large bath towels with the smaller ones to create a band around both tiers. Use the medium or large rubberbands to hold it together.
Tie ribbon around each tier to conceal the rubberband that is holding everything together. Tie a beautiful bow in the middle...I also added some utensils to dress this middle section up.
Cut squares of tulle and tuck between the rolls of wash cloths. Lastly, sprinkle confetti or shreds of paper to embellish the "cake".
Enjoy your completed project...