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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Hublot SAYS:

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

December 15, 2010 at 1:52 am

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 http://www.anldiapercakes.com.

July 20, 2011 at 2:33 pm

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. ?

January 16, 2012 at 10:45 am

Alana SAYS:

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

March 9, 2012 at 10:55 am

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.

November 19, 2012 at 8:13 am

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