05 Nov

First Attempt at a Diaper Cake…

First Attempt at a Diaper Cake...

Since Huggies was one of the sponsors that donated to St. Jude for Alison‘s baby shower (see previous post today), I was instructed to make a diaper cake for the shower…which made sense.

The only problem was that I’d never actually made a diaper cake myself before, and when I opened the Huggies packages the diapers had blue and green Winnie the Pooh characters all over them, which didn’t exactly match the pink/yellow/chocolate baby bird theme we had going…eek!!!!

Alpha Mom to the rescue though! Their fabulous “How to make a Unique Diaper Cake” guide totally saved me. It shows how to wrap each “cake tier” with tissue paper so that you can still have a white cake no matter what the diapers actually look like, and comes with the added bonus of a champagne (or sparkling cider) bottle hidden inside – which is actually the perfect “support system” and height for a 3-tier cake!

Instead of the white satin ribbon, I used receiving blankets to wrap the sides of each tier (folded down to the right height and fastened with safety pins), then added a smaller band of ribbon on top of that to add some color.

First Attempt at a Diaper Cake...

The cake “topper” is actually a piece of scrapbook paper, rolled to fit around a paper cup filled with faux grass (and some vase gems to help weigh it down), and the birds were pre-cut chipboard shapes that I bought at a scrapbook store, then covered with decorative paper and glued to white lollipop sticks.

And just like that…a pink/yellow/chocolate bird-themed diaper cake was created from blue & green Winnie the Pooh diapers…ta da!

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1
Making it Lovely SAYS:

It’s adorable.

Reply November 5, 2008 at 10:49 am

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Lindsay SAYS:

Where did you get the receiving blankets– especially the animals one? I need that for my munchkin.

Reply November 5, 2008 at 11:21 am

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jenn s. SAYS:

Hi Lindsay -
They all came together in a pack of 3 and i got them at Target! I think it was $9.99 for the package. I’m blanking on the brand right now, but I’ll let you know if it comes back to me :)

Reply November 5, 2008 at 11:29 am

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Melisa SAYS:

I am not a fan of the diaper cake but this is the best darn one I have ever seen! I just love it.

Reply November 5, 2008 at 12:17 pm

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LillyB SAYS:

How beautiful!! Great job as usual!!!

Reply November 5, 2008 at 12:37 pm

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maritessb.blogspot.com/ SAYS:

omg seriously?!?!?! this is the best one i’ve ever seen!

Reply November 5, 2008 at 1:33 pm

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Natalie at FLHomeBlog SAYS:

The prettiest I’ve seen!

Great job!!!

Reply November 5, 2008 at 1:40 pm

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chicrunner.blogspot.com/ SAYS:

Super great job with that, especially for being your first! :) Congrats

Reply November 5, 2008 at 2:42 pm

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Melissa H. SAYS:

Super cute – awesome job! I love how modern it looks! The grass accents are especially nice.

My friends threw me a baby shower last month and held a diaper cake contest. I tell ya, I had a gazillion rubber bands from those cakes!

Reply November 5, 2008 at 2:57 pm

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courtney toney SAYS:

Super cute! Great job!

Reply November 5, 2008 at 3:22 pm

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noel culbertson SAYS:

i love the cake! i have all of those papers, too! how many packs of diapers did it take?

Reply November 5, 2008 at 3:39 pm

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jenn s. SAYS:

Noel -
It only took 1.5 packs of size 1 diapers! (There were 44 diapers per pack.)

:)

Reply November 5, 2008 at 3:57 pm

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noel culbertson SAYS:

sweet! thanks so much. :D

Reply November 5, 2008 at 3:59 pm

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amanda b. young SAYS:

Oh my, this is AWESOME! I love it! You are so crafty it’s just not fair!

Reply November 5, 2008 at 5:20 pm

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Candis SAYS:

That looks awesome!!! How long did that take you though?

Reply November 6, 2008 at 6:18 am

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