Saturday, May 1, 2010

Diaper Cake Tutorial

I will be attending a baby shower later today.
Not for me...but for a friend from church.
I wasn't sure what to make for her...or the little one.
And then it hit me... a diaper cake!
You see Robyn (the one who the shower is for) is a cake lady.
So it just made sense.

So, now I'm gonna show you
how easy it is to make a diaper cake!

What you need:
1 package of diapers 40 ct
(I used size 1 swaddlers)
Rubber Bands
Round dowels
A decoration for the top
Fake flowers
Hot glue gun and glue

I like to use the "swaddlers" because they're soft
and they don't have writing or pictures
on the bottom half of the diaper!
Just roll the diaper and secure with a rubber band!One you have them all rolled and secured start assembling the cake.
Start with three together and put a rubber band around those.
Then add more to the outside and put a rubber band around those.
I used 13 for the top and 27 for the bottom layer.Then measure your ribbon and secure around the outside of the rubber bands.
Hot glue the ribbon to itself.I used some round dowels to put between the layers to help them stay together.
I just pushed them all the way through both layers
(in between the diapers of course)You can cut the dowels to size if you use a stuffed animal
or something similar as your cake topper.
I used the first letter of the babies name,
so the dowels were perfect for helping me stand it up.Now you are basically done.I did add some fake flowers just to make it even more pretty!What do you think?
Pretty cute huh?!Come back next week when I'll show you how to make
a baby sock corsage!

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  1. Since we havent done the baby thing in quite awhile I was wondering if the Swaddlers are disposeables or cloth? This turned out so cute! I have seen the cakes made out of cloth. I was in a specialty store and she had cute boquets or arrangements in a metal bucket with silk ribbon flowers in it. I cant remember if it was made with socks or diapers.....

  2. That is gorgeous! For my first baby shower I received one that had little baby toiletries and bibs and socks on it too. Such a great gift!

  3. That is great! Very stylish, well done. :)

  4. wow. thanks for sharing. I love it. I have a baby shower to go to next month, that would make a perfect gift.

  5. This is so adorable Jamie. This Mama Rocks wants to feature it! Yeah! Great Post!!!

  6. That looks great! The fake flowers really finish it off well!


  7. I love the monogram on the top! Such a great idea. Thanks for sharing :)

  8. Beautiful! And thanks for sharing the instructions. I wondered how these were made. :)

  9. I am so making this for my sister-in-law's shower next week...where did you buy that adorable letter? Did you paint it? Are those glued-on polka dots? Do tell please! Thanks!
    ann at http://housefinally.blogspot.com/2010/

  10. This is such a great baby gift idea. Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial with us. You’ve given me a great idea what baby gift I should give to my friend’s baby shower.

  11. I love how you incorporated the flowers onto the diaper cake. It give it a nice finishing touch!


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