A while ago, I saw the most adorable tutorial on Aly & Ash for a Mother's Day Tea Towel Cake. I thought it was really cute, but both my mother and mother-in-law have well established kitchens so I didn't really have any use for it at the time but I loved it, so I book-marked it.
This past weekend my hubby and I attended the wedding reception of one of his coworkers. I just love weddings and they were the cutest couple.
By the time I finally took a peek at the registry to buy them a gift, most of the stuff they registered for, had already been purchased. Left on the list were were various kitchen utensils, dish towels etc. While I love that kind of stuff, and know that it's a necessity for a new kitchen, opening a box full of wooden spoons and dish towels is kind of boring! Thankfully I remembered Aly & Ash's cute tutorial that took dish towels and made them look like a tiered wedding cake.
You can check out the link above to Aly & Ash if you would like to follow their tutorial. I just winged it. I actually used a 9" round cake pan as the base and wrapped in some ribbon. I used some double stick tape to adhere the ribbon and added the bow. If you want to see how I make the bow, click here. I used some construction paper to anchor the towels and cut them in different heights to make the two different "layers" Once again I didn't use any particular measurements - just eyeballed it and adjusted it till I thought it looked good.
For the third "layer" I folded two towels accordian style. The same way you would make a paper fan. Then I folded them in half and stuffed them into the second layer. Fluff them up a little until they look the way you want them to. Then I just added in the utensils. (I used tongs, whisk, zester, three pastry brushes, wooden spoon)
Thanks Aly & Ash for the tutorial. And congrats to the beautiful bride Jen and her handsome groom Paul!!