Making a diaper cake

A diaper cake is a great gift idea for a baby shower, especially if it is made with love! Here’s how to make one at home!

To make a diaper cake, you don’t need to be an artist. You just need the will to make a future mom happy, a bit of inspiration and a lot of patience.

Before anything else, you will need to purchase all the necessary items to make your cake. Don’t forget to make a list if you don’t want to forget anything.

To make a simple cake, you will need:

  • Two packages of diapers
  • Elastics
  • A roll of pretty ribbon
  • A baby accessory to place on top (teddy bear, doll, shoe, etc.)

For the base, you will need two packages of diapers, a roll of ribbon and elastics. Because not all babies are born tiny, I suggest buying two sizes of diapers, one package for newborns and another in size 1.

Roll each diaper one by one and attach your little rolls with elastics. Stack your rolls upward and use as many as you need to shape a nice circle. Spread unrolled diapers around your cake to give an “icing” look and use ribbon to keep everything together. If you want, you can hide a bottle of non-alcoholic champagne in the middle of your cake. It will add to the surprise and keep your layers from falling apart. Once this is done, your base will be finished! Use the rest of your diapers to make the extra layers of your cake.

Now you are ready to decorate your cake as you please! If you don’t think your ribbon is giving the spectacular look you need, you can fold a small baby blanket and place it around your cake, as shown in this tutorial. You can add rattles, teddy bears, slippers, wipes and other baby accessories. Just slip them between the layers and the ribbon. If you are inspired, unleash your imagination or make washcloth cupcakes or napkin roses and add them to your cake.

Since you don’t have to use perishable items, it is virtually impossible to waste anything so don’t hesitate to start over when you are less satisfied with a section and have fun!

Image de Anne Costisella

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