Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tutorial: How to Make a Diaper Cake

Have you ever been to a baby shower and seen those adorable diaper cakes on display and wondered how to make one? Well, wonder no more. I’m about to share how to make a diaper cake on a budget. As mentioned I had the opportunity to co-throw a baby shower for a good friend and wanted to make something special to be the center piece for the food table. But as The Husband and I are expecting our own little bundle of joy to arrive in early May I knew this masterful center piece I had in mind need to be created on a small budget. So here is how I did it!
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Supplies to make a small 3 Tiered Diaper Cake:
40 Diapers size 1 or 2 … I used size 1 Pampers Swaddler’s Diapers
(keeping the diaper number down is one of the key secrets to creating a diaper cake on a budget)

Curling Ribbon
(you will use this to tie the rolled diapers individually and together around your base)

22 oz. Baby Powder bottle
(this will act as the base for you cake)

1 ½ inch ribbon
(to be used as decoration around your cake)

Scissors

Embellishments to match the Baby Shower’s theme

Hot glue gun or glue dots
(used to secure the decorative 1 ½ inch ribbon)

Small trash bag to store finished cake in until the it’s time to display on the day of the shower
(remember diapers are very absorbent)
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Putting it all together:
Bottom Tier
Second Tier
Top/ Third Tier

Finishing Touches


Now it’s time to sit back and admire your creation! The lovely lady you are throwing a diaper shower for will be so impressed.

Remember if you are making your diaper cake ahead of time to put it in a small trash bag to shield it from absorbing odors … after all diapers were made to be absorbent.
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Leave a comment and tell me all about your Baby Shower creations.

28 comments:

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  2. Very nice! I would like to do that sometime!

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  3. Wow! That is very creative! I will look back at this for the next party I go to. Following you from MBC.

    Tawanna
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  4. thanks for this. I always love this and will know how to do one now.
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  5. How cute!

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    Kim

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  6. What a nifty idea...thanks for sharing..I have posted about it on my Freebies blog...hugs Khris

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  7. I love it! I have made one of these before and let me tell you I did it the wrong way. It took alot more diapers and cost much more. this looks like a piece of cake, lol. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Great tutorial! I am going to try my hand at one of these this weekend (hopefully) for a friends shower. Yours turned out great!

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  9. Your diaper cake looks fabulous! I have always admired how these look and I love your use of scrapbooking embellishments ☺
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  10. What a lovely cake!!I m pregnant 29weeks, and i will love to have a cake like this.

    Hope you have a great New Year, and keep going, love your blog.

    I'm portuguese, sorry for my English...

    Kiss

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  11. Hi, my daughter is expecting in Feb and I am cohosting her shower in 2 weeks. I was hiven the project of a diaper cake. I am surprised it isconsidetd a small cake. It seems big to me. Thats fine. I am hoping to make one for the gift table and mini pnes as centerpieces. Maybe using premie diapers. I like how everything can be used for the baby except the powder. Things sure have changed since my kids were born 25 years ago. Baby Powder is to be completly banned as well as creams and lotons. Apparantly the powder especially has been ayyested toward asthma.

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  12. The honest diapers absorb quite well so it's not a big mess when you change them. I'm not going to say its 100% dry but it's close enough and that makes my life a lot easier. The more dry the diaper, the less wiping and irritating I have to do on his little skin! This baby seems to have a tougher skin than our daughter did, too.
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  13. Hi,

    No baby shower is complete without a diaper cake, a beautiful and practical gift that can also serve as a beautiful centerpiece. A diaper cake will save them a trip to the store for diapers, and provide them with needed baby care items all while beautifully decorating their room, or baby shower. Thanks.

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  14. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE TIPS, I WILL BE MAKING A CAKE IN ABOUT WEEK FOR MY NIECE.

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  25. Thanks for sharing your instructions to make such a beautiful diaper cake step by step for a baby shower. It makes not only a nice gift but a perfect piece of decoration for the party. I plan to make it this week for my son and daughter-in-law's baby shower next weekend.

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