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First Attempt at a Diaper Cake…

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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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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

50 responses to “First Attempt at a Diaper Cake…”

  1. Hublot says:

    I am am excited too with this question. Prompt, where I can read about it?

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  3. Angela says:

    Your explanation does not say how many diapers are in your cake. I think your design is very cute. we make custom diaper cakes and our 3 tier cake has 96 Pamper Swaddlers in them. They are all useable and each cake is designed with your nursery or theme in mind. Check us out at

  4. erin coles says:

    This is awesome! was wondering if I could use it for my page? I would be sure to state that it is not my work. ?

  5. Alana says:

    nappy cakes are such a great gift for mums to be and are so useful.

  6. Sonal Shetty Rai says:

    Hi Jennifer, this cake looks amazing. I need to inform you that a Facebook page called Precious Diaper Cakes in UAE has used this creation with their tag on it. Not sure if you are aware, but I was under the impression that it was their creation. You might want to check on it.

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