Instructions for housewarming cake:
Start with 8-inch cake board or cake plate. You will need nine kitchen hand towels and about 8 dishcloths, one potholder. See basic template set up Here
This was my first Kitchen Towel cake I ever made back in 1999.. Enjoy:)
You will need two hand towels for each layer; this will be a two layer. Starting with bottom layer make template…you can either roll the other remaining hand towels for bottom layer, or use method of lining inside of bottom layer with the hand towels.
If you roll them… make sure they are the same height as the bottom layer so your cake will be even on top. If you use the towels for lining the inside make sure your cake is nice and tight, you may have to add shred or tissue in middle to get tightness. Take your potholder and insert top of potholder i.e.; like bib into the front of cake secure with chip clips.
Make top layer template; bring in the one end about 3 or 4 inches so you have enough room on bottom layer to put kitchen gadgets around bottom layer. Fold dishcloths so when standing they are same height as top layer. Roll dishcloths and insert inside of top layer. You can at this point leave a small hole in center or towards back so you can put long objects such as tongs, wooden spoon, or a box of noodles etc.
With the last washcloth you can fold it like a fan…secure with rubber band and put in middle or in back of top layer. Use kitchen gadgets that will fit nicely in the cake.
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