I am at that time in my life where everyone around me is either getting married or having babies. I love giving practical gifts. One of my favorite gifts to give for baby showers is a diaper cake. They are so versatile, depending on your budget you can make a really simple diaper cake, or you can make an elaborate one with a ton of stuff on it. I personally like the more simplistic and clean look similar to the picture above. The mother to be will have diapers (a hot commodity) and possibly a cute stuffed animal with gift card to Babies R Us or Target.
General Guidelines for DIY Diaper Cake:
Materials: 96 diapers, 4 yards of scrap string/ribbon, decorative ribbon, round tray or plate, adhesive tape, hot glue and decorative elements, toys or gifts to attach
1. Follow tutorial How to Make A Professional Diaper Cake to get your base cake ready
2. Measure ribbon for each layer and add 2 inches for overlap.
3. Lay out decorative elements like stickers, beads, buttons, extra bows that you will add to each layer.
4. Using roll-on adhesive tape attach ribbon to itself snugly onto each layer.
5. Hot glue any decorative elements to the ribbon.
Here is the diaper cake almost completed. The family was having a baby boy with the last name Lamb, no first name chosen yet. They also have a passion for basketball so the theme of the baby shower was going to be basketball. The only thing left to add is a topper and gift card. For this cake, the plan was to add a little baby pair of Air Jordans and a gift card to Babies R Us.
There are two ways that I know of to make diaper cakes. This was my first time attempting the swirly looking cake. The other way would be to roll each diaper like the one I made in picture below. As you can see, it's a little wonky looking, but still cute with only a few decorative elements. If you are interested, here is a great tutorial on how to make it in this style. Both ways are fairly easy, just a bit time consuming. I think I like the swirly way better and especially now that I know how easy it is to make.
|Diaper cake made by rolling each individual diaper.|