You can find sites online that make diaper cakes for you but they seem expensive to me. If you are willing to spend a little time and effort you can make one yourself and really it's not that hard.
Size 1 Diapers (I had newborn size and used 81 diapers. Though I would recommend using a larger size so the parents can enjoy the cake for a while and not worry about their baby growing out of the newborn size.)
Ribbon, Flowers, Little Baby Trinkets for decoration. You can use google images for "diaper cakes" to get lots of great ideas for your cake. I've seen little wooden letters with the baby's initials used. Super cute!
First step is to roll the diapers starting with the folded end and tie with a rubber band. I used ribbon since i didn't have enough rubber bands and didn't want to go to the store but rubber bands would have been a lot faster and easier.
The top tier used 7 diapers. Just group them in a circle and wrap them with a rubber band or tie them to secure them together.
The 3rd tier used 55 diapers. This could use an extra set of hands. Elijah's came in handy at this point. =)
My side kick helped me trip the ribbon. He was a big help!
Wrap wide ribbon around each tier and stack like so...
You'll want to secure them together with tape. Some people build the cake around an empty paper towel roll to secure together. Or just build the cake at the event (but make sure it doesn't get knocked over).
Next you'll decorate the cake with your items. I had some Burt's Bees products so I used yellow and brown ribbon and flowers and it ended up with a jungle theme.
You'll want to have a larger item on the top as sort of a "cake topper".
|our stuffed giraffe cake topper|
|Elijah also helped to product test the cake topper. |
He had to make sure it was good enough for his little cousin.
Finally decorate your heart out with your flowers, ribbon, wooden letters, baby items.
Done! But some thing was missing...
Here's the final product!
Let me know if you make one and be sure to send me a picture and you'll be featured here on The Missionary Mama!
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