The best part about being invited to a baby shower is making the diaper cake. How a diaper cake looks will depend on you because you can personalize it anyway you want. You can make it pretty simple or embellish it with plush animals, ribbons and useful products that the mom can use. You also don’t have to be talented to be able to make one. If you follow the instructions step by step, it’s actually pretty easy to make.
When you’re making a diaper cake, there are two basic shapes you can make. You can make the cake round or in the form of a square. If you’re making a circular cake, you have to support the base with an object like a cake circle.
Before you start making the cake, you have to determine how many diapers you’re going to use. Also are you going to make your cake with folded diapers or rolled diapers? Folded diapers are faster to make but when you use rolled diapers; your cake would look much larger. With rolled diapers, you would also have a smoother look and it will appear more cake like.
After you have chosen how you plan on using your diapers, avoid using the newborn size diapers because many babies are born larger nowadays. You don’t know how much of the diapers will get used by the mom. When you make a diaper cake, you can expect to use between 50 to 125 disposable diapers. If you want to be more environment friendly, you can use cloth diapers instead of disposable diapers.
Now you have to decide what theme you’re going to use for your diaper cake. Do you know the sex of the baby? Do you want to make a boy cake or a girl cake? Or is it better to just make a neutral diaper cake? These are the questions you have to answer before you start making your cake. Also what theme do you like? You can design your cake based off your favorite characters or you can make it a general boy cake and make it blue. Once you have that figured out, you can go to your local craft store and get all your supplies.
Supplies you need to buy.
• Wide ribbons
• Scotch take and glue gun
• Rubber bands
• Wooden dowel rod
• A cake circle
• Decorations such as bath toys, pacifiers, rattles, and bottles
• Wrapping for your cake
Making the Diaper Cake
To start making your diaper cake, you have to make sure that each layer will be secured to the core of the cake. You can start this process by making the bottom tier and secure it to the cake circle. Be happy with the tier that you made before you move on to the second tier. If your unhappy, you can always make changes to the tiers you’re working on but you can’t make changes once you move on to the next tier.
1. Attach the core with packing tape.
2. Stack the diapers in a circle to make the first layer. Secure each individual layer with a ribbon tightly.
3. On each tier you make, use one less row so the tier gets smaller and smaller towards the top.
4. Continue adding tier to the cake until you have 3 or 4.
The exciting part of making the cake is decorating it. There are so many different ways you can decorate it. The diaper cake can be embellished with baby products, baby clothes and a plush animal. Not only do diaper cakes make great gifts for new moms, they make the centerpiece at baby showers. So be proud of what you made and have a happy shower.