Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Wedding Shower Cake

I made this wedding cake for an upcoming bridal shower. It was easy to assemble, and I think it's a lovely way to present a gift of towels. I rolled two bath towels for the bottom tier, two hand towels for the middle tier, and a single wash cloth for the top tier. Blue satin ribbons keep the towels tightly wound and decorate each layer. A wooden dowel rod pushed through the center of the tiers keeps the cake stable, and silk roses tucked into the top layer add the finishing touch. The completed wedding cake sits atop a cake plate made by gluing a clear glass platter and bowl together with E-6000.


This wedding cake must look pretty good; 4-year-old Mary Ashley has asked me several times when we are going to eat it.

23 comments:

christie said...

Everything you touch is BEAUTIFUL!
This is such a great idea!

Felicia Eis said...

Gosh you make everything so beautiful!!

Rebecca said...

I love it! I have never seen a wedding cake before, only diaper cakes. What a cute idea!

Laura said...

Beautiful! I loved Mary Ashley's comment, too!

Graham Shenanigans said...

Gorgeous! I wouldn't expect any less... you are sooooo good at that stuff...

Home School Dawn said...

Really great idea, Melissa. I am hoping someone I know will get married soon so I can make one! :) Thanks for sharing.
Dawn

ann said...

WHAT AN AMAZING IDEA.WHEN I SAW IT,I THOUGHT WELL,IT'S TOWELS OR COCONUT.HAHA.IT REALLY DOES LOOK GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT.YUM...ANN

Suzy said...

Yeap it looks delicious, I thought at the first sight that it is real :oD
Great job.

Suzy

Anonymous said...

Okay - it's beautiful - but which one - bride or groom is not getting a wash cloth? Just kidding...great idea and the couple get a cake plate to boot! What a great way to pretty it up girl. I wish I had 1/10th of your talent.

Jennifer (at JSL)

Melissa Lester said...

Ha! Ha! Jennifer, I have a second wash cloth that I rolled up and tied with ribbon to look like roses, but it was difficult to see the effect in the photos. I will have to remember to include it with the gift, though! I would hate to cause the newlyweds' first argument over who got the only wash cloth. :)

The Quintessential Magpie (Sheila) said...

LOL! Too funny about the washcloth tug-o-war!

Melissa, this is so clever, and I particularly like the pale blue sattin ribbon with the precious edging. You have got presentation down to a science!

I might borrow this idea for my best friend's daughter, and I will give you full credit. I have to go to a linen shower in February, and blue is the color of the bridesmaids' dresses. :-)

Thanks for sharing. Coming here makes my day brighter.

Sheila

The Quintessential Magpie (Sheila) said...

Oops! I noticed that I spelled satin incorrectly in the above post. Sorry. Guess my glasses need to be adjusted. ;-)

Liz said...

I've gotta say, it looks better than any cake I've ever made! Reallly cute.

Jennifer P. said...

So much prettier than the diaper cake :)!

Simply Shannon said...

Beautifully done! What a lovely idea.

sweeter and the bubbas said...

It looks like a million bucks!! Lovely!!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

It DOES look good enough to eat!

WheresMyAngels said...

You have such a beautiful blog. I love the meals you make and that birthday cake. Oh My!

Annikke said...

What a really cool idea! It is so beautiful!

Sydney said...

This is such a cool idea! You are so very crafty and talented!

Louise said...

That is SO pretty and Mary Ashley is hilarious!! :)

Karin @ 6ByHisDesign said...

Love it!!!

Kris said...

Great idea - I've never seen this done with towels!

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