Party Favor Decorations – Mini Towel Cakes

by admin on April 1, 2010

How to Make Mini Towel Cakes

Mini towel cakes or other towel deserts are perfect for unique party favors. They work great for baby showers, bridal showers, weddings, birthdays or any other special event. They are simple to create and will look great setting next to each of your place settings. Here are simple instructions on how to make your own.

Step One: Gather your Materials

You will need:

Washcloths or Dish Rags

Safety Pins

Poster Board or Cardboard (thicker sheets will work better)


Plates, boxes or bags for them to go into

Toppers and Fillers (candles, soap, candy, ribbon, etc.)

Step Two: Make your Templates

Print and cut out your templates. Trace the templates onto your poster board. Now you can cut out your poster board and fold along the dotted lines. If you have thick poster board, you can use an exacto knife and ruler to make straight folds. To do this, lay the ruler along the dotted line and slightly push down on your exacto knife as you pull it along the ruler. Try not to cut through the poster board (but if you do, that is what tape is made for).

Step Three: Make your Cake (or pie)

Lay your poster board on top of your washcloth and drape your washcloth around your poster board securing it with your safety pins. It is easiest if you start by pulling the washcloth through the cracks, pulling it tight and then securing the washcloth in the center of your template with a safety pin. If you want to fill the middle of your cake with soap (or something), do this before securing the rest of the washcloth in place.

Step Four: Decorate your Cake

Add your ribbon around the cake, securing it with super glue, pins or strong double sided tape. Add your toppers.

Step Five: Finishing Up

Now all there is left to do is place your cake in a bag or box or on top of a small plate. You can also add a doily for extra decoration.

Your mini towel cake is now complete. Enjoy!

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Kaylah December 6, 2010

i LOVE these!! just to make sure i’m following this right, if i were to put fillers in the “slices” (for example, baby items for a baby shower like a pacifier or such), i put them in first, and THEN start pulling the washcloth through and pinning it shut?

beautiful idea and excellent instructions


Kristi December 7, 2010


Yes, the fillers should go in first. Just keep in mind that you won’t have a lot of room inside. Good Luck!



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