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This past weekend my friend Michelle asked me to help her make a diaper cake for a baby shower she was attending. She is quite the expert on diaper cakes. This is the third one she has made and I was excited to help her make her latest creation. This is such a fun gift to bring to a baby shower and it’s very practical too.
The cake we made only had a one plate and one pack of diapers but you could make a much larger cake if you wanted to. The size we made was very sturdy and portable. If it was larger it would have been more challenging to transport.
Here is what we used to make the cake:
Pack of diapers- we used size one since it is the size the baby will be in the most but you could add additional sizes for a bigger cake.
Plate to use as the base of the cake
Hot glue gun
2 small bottles
Rubber bands- the white ones look best
Command double stick tags (the replacement kind for the command hooks)
Items to decorate the cake with. We used small toys, trial size shampoo, body wash, baby powder and lotion, onesies, washcloths and pacifiers.
Start by rolling the diapers from the bottom up (the tighter the better.)
Secure with a rubber band.
Continue rolling until you have a big pile of rolled diapers.
Use a command sticky to secure a bottle to the bottom of the plate.
Start placing the diapers around the bottle and secure with a rubber band over the entire layer.
Continue to add layers of diapers until the entire plate is filled. The round doesn’t have to be perfect. We stared inserting diapers inside of the rubber band to fill the entire plate (we added more after I took this pic.)
(You can also skip using a bottle and use diapers in the center instead.)
Use the command sticky to stick the second bottle on top of the first one and continue the diaper rounds. We needed a few more diapers so we rolled the onesies up and added them into the rounds.
Take your ribbon and wrap it around each layer. Make sure to cover up the rubber band and hot glue to secure. We also rolled up the washcloths and placed them in the rubber band rounds to add some extra color.
Now it’s time to decorate. We glued the trial size items to the ribbon with hot glue. They can easily be removed by the expectant mother. We attached the pacifiers and toys with ribbon and made a bow for the top of the cake.
If you like this diaper cake then check out another version from my baby shower.