If your like me, you go to a lot of baby showers. Sometimes, I want to bring something different! Lets face it, what all new moms really need is DIAPERS!!! However, a package of diapers with a bow on top is just not as cute as a cutesy diaper cake is for a shower! A diaper cake while seemingly expensive and complicated is actually very easy and can be done for around $12 (as opposed to $70+ if you bought one). You can assemble it with disposable or cloth diapers depending on the preference of the mommy to be.
1. 1 pack of diapers (amount of diapers depends on the size of the "cake" you want to create)
2. A few accouterments (i.e. baby nick knacks)
3. Varying sizes of rubber bands
Money Saving Tip: If you want to use less diapers. Start your cake off with something large and solid in the middle. For ex: I have put in a bottle of juice for moms that have other older children.
Start by rolling each diaper up and then securing it with a rubber band in the middle. Roll the diaper so any design on the diapers is hidden. If you want the outside to have a smooth frosted look, save some diapers to wrap around the outside for the finish
Once you have rolled up several diapers - arrange the diapers vertically in a circle to form a circular base. If you want an extra sturdy cake you can place the layers on cake rounds purchased from a craft store.
If you want the outside of the layer to have a smooth frosted look, take your remaining unrolled diapers and layer them overlapping vertically (pure white side showing) around the rolled up diapers.
Secure the layer with tightly tied ribbon.
Second and Top Layer:
Repeat the same as the base layer, but make each tier smaller as a usual wedding cake would look.
Place your baby nick knacks on the cake, securing them by inserting them between the diapers
Voila!! Easy Peasy.
You can use a few pieces of hidden tape to secure the layers together.
I am in no way an artsy person. I am sure those of you who are will have even a better outcome then I did!
Here are some diaper cakes on Amazon to give you some creative ideas:
Search Amazon.com for diaper cake
If you like the Diaper Cake - you can also try making a Beer Can Cake
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