Modern Diaper Cakes {Follow Up}

After I posted on my first attempt at a diaper cake last November, some of you shared pictures of your own diaper cake creations inspired by that post – and they are impressive! I couldn’t resist sharing a couple of them in a follow-up post today… starting with this ridiculously adorable monkey-themed diaper cake created by Noel Culbertson for the equally adorable monkey themed baby shower she hosted.

Modern Diaper Cakes {Follow Up}

Noel used DwellStudio for Target receiving blankets to wrap each tier then added some ribbon & paper flowers (available at craft & scrapbook stores) to dress them up. The top layer of the diaper cake is another receiving blanket, rolled and wrapped with banana patterned paper and adorned with a paper monkey “cake topper”, which was glued to a popsicle stick. (Martha Stewart’s “Monkey Party Kit” was used for the topper.)


This next diaper cake – a fun, girlie pink & brown design (which also features DwellStudio for Target blankets) – was created by hostess Davina Saunders:

Modern Diaper Cakes {Follow Up}

Here are some tips from Davina on how to recreate this design:

Materials used:
Set of 3 DwellStudio receiving blanket from target
Size 2 Pamper swaddlers
chocolate brown grossgrain ribbon
Pink shabby rose trim (sold by the yard at Hobby Lobby)
chocolate brown ric rac
Pink & Brown scrapbook papers – used to create the “vase” at the top of the cake and then cut into 1.5″ circles for the “candles”
Scrapbook embelishments
Faux flowers – from Michaels

To make the “candles” – I glued scrapbook paper circles together – with a lollipop stick sandwiched in between.  The name was spelled out with stick-on letters from the scrapbook section of Hobby Lobby.

{View more pics of this diaper cake here.}

Modern Diaper Cakes {Follow Up}


Thanks to Noel & Davina for the fabulous inspiration! If anyone else has tips or ideas to add, please share them here!

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FavorAffair SAYS:

You guys really did a great job on the diaper cakes. This is the first time I’ve seen “candles” on them. How creative!

Reply March 3, 2009 at 9:55 am

Casey SAYS:

I haven’t attempted a diaper cake yet, maybe next time someone has a baby. I made a diaper wreath once and it turned out pretty cute. nothing compared to these diaper cakes!

Reply March 3, 2009 at 2:39 pm

My Sweet & Saucy SAYS:

Love this idea…Martha is the best!

Reply March 3, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Michelle SAYS:

These put such a modern and fun spin on the diaper cake. I was never a fan of the old kind, but these are too cute!

Reply March 3, 2009 at 3:05 pm

Donna SAYS:

Here are a few pictures of a recent cake I made…

Reply March 3, 2009 at 4:55 pm

noel culbertson SAYS:

thanks for the shout out! & the constant inspiration! :)

Reply March 3, 2009 at 5:54 pm

Margarita SAYS:

Here is my diaper cake:

I had to use green/yellow & brown because the bride was undecided on which colour to choose AND because she didn’t know the sex of the baby.

I LOVE the pink and brown one!

Reply March 3, 2009 at 6:46 pm

jenifer simpson SAYS:

OMG! That is one of the cutest things I have ever seen. I have a friend who is having a baby in the fall…I am so gonna have to make her one…Thanks for posting this!-Jen:)

Reply March 3, 2009 at 8:27 pm

Jacqueline SAYS:

I make beautiful diaper cakes for new moms…

Reply March 10, 2009 at 6:55 pm

Sugar and Spice Event Design SAYS:

So I just wanted to stop by and say thank you. I did not know what a diaper cake was and decided to try it today at an event my company did. It was my first time and it came out great! I must tell you that it was a serious hit with all the attendants. Thank you so much for the inspiration you give to all us party people!!!

Reply March 22, 2009 at 10:08 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

Thanks for the note, Sugar and Spice! Happy to help! :)

Reply March 23, 2009 at 10:17 am

Big Shot SAYS:

I posted a blog about my first diaper cake, after seeing yours:

Reply March 25, 2009 at 4:20 pm

Ebony SAYS:

Wow! I made two diaper cakes out of the same blue Dwell set from Target in March! Who knew!!!

Reply June 19, 2009 at 6:37 am

Sugar and Spice Event Design SAYS:

Thank you so much for the diaper cake Idea… I have done two so far and they have really come out nice. Check them out:

Reply July 2, 2009 at 12:30 am

jenn s. SAYS:

Danielle –
The diaper cakes (and the baby showers) both turned out great! Thanks for sharing them! :)

Reply July 2, 2009 at 6:26 am

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