05 Nov

First Attempt at a Diaper Cake…

baby shower 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.

baby shower 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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Making it Lovely SAYS:

It’s adorable.

November 5, 2008 at 10:49 am

Lindsay SAYS:

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

November 5, 2008 at 11:21 am

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 :)

November 5, 2008 at 11:29 am

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.

November 5, 2008 at 12:17 pm

LillyB SAYS:

How beautiful!! Great job as usual!!!

November 5, 2008 at 12:37 pm

maritessb.blogspot.com/ SAYS:

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

November 5, 2008 at 1:33 pm

Natalie at FLHomeBlog SAYS:

The prettiest I’ve seen!

Great job!!!

November 5, 2008 at 1:40 pm

chicrunner.blogspot.com/ SAYS:

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

November 5, 2008 at 2:42 pm

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!

November 5, 2008 at 2:57 pm

courtney toney SAYS:

Super cute! Great job!

November 5, 2008 at 3:22 pm

noel culbertson SAYS:

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

November 5, 2008 at 3:39 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

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


November 5, 2008 at 3:57 pm

noel culbertson SAYS:

sweet! thanks so much. :D

November 5, 2008 at 3:59 pm

amanda b. young SAYS:

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

November 5, 2008 at 5:20 pm

Candis SAYS:

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

November 6, 2008 at 6:18 am

jenn s. SAYS:

Candis – It actually didn’t take too long – maybe and hour and a half total. I did have some help rolling the diapers though :)

November 6, 2008 at 7:22 am

Isabel Kallman SAYS:

Thank you for the link love! Really appreciate it!

November 6, 2008 at 8:20 am

Isabel Kallman SAYS:

In my excitement I forgot to post that I LOVE this cake. The receiving blankets are GENIUS.

November 6, 2008 at 8:22 am

Michelle SAYS:

Perfect! it is the best looking diaper cake I have ever seen.

November 6, 2008 at 12:42 pm

Alina SAYS:

I am SO doing this! Thank you for a refreshing and stylish take on the diaper cake. I am inspired.


November 8, 2008 at 6:06 pm
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