How to make a diaper cake
I spent days surfing the net trying to find decent free information on how to make a diaper cake.
So much stuff out there is just plain gibberish, or “dry” technical instructions that left me with no clue how to actually make a diaper cake.
I followed the instructions from several sites.
You have to understand sentences such as “Secure your diapers with a rubber band whenever necessary” (hello, if I knew when it’s necessary I wouldn’t need instructions) and 50 damaged diapers later you end up with a cake that looks like Diaper Cake from Hell.
My first attempt to make a diaper cake cost me 50 lost diapers, took days to complete and I end up buying a 109$ diaper cake when the baby shower’s day arrived.
As a good looking diaper cake costs a lot of money, I decided to do the next one by myself.
After days of searching I finally found a “cheap as chips” video tutorial that was the perfect answer to my need and showed me the in’s and out’s of how to make a diaper cake
Most people see diaper cake making as a difficult task, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Diaper cake making is a great fun if you do it correctly, and the best thing is, you get brag about it at the baby’s shower
After browsing through almost every “how to make diaper cake” site on the net, the diaper making instructions are detailed below (although from my experience it’s much smarter to download the “How to make a Diaper Cake” video tutorial)
So, How to make a Diaper Cake:
Diaper Cake Ingredients:
· 16″ disposable cardboard platter
· Baby bottle or empty cardboard towel roll
· 8 feet of 1” wide ribbon
· Rubber bands of different sizes
· Clear adhesive tape
· 50-90 newborn diapers (depends on the size and the number of tiers you desire)
· Decorative baby items (bibs, socks, toys)
· Cake Topper (candy filled baby bottle or stuffed animal)
Assembling Your Diaper Cake:
· Use a cardboard paper towel roll or a baby bottle to roll your diapers
· When rolling your diapers, have them opened lengthwise with tabs tucked in
· Secure your diapers with a rubber band so they stick together
· Fold and wrap a receiving blanket around each tier using tape to hold in place
· Use a ribbon to cover and hide the rubber band and as a decorative touch
· Assemble your tiers on top of your cake platter, using adhesive tape
· Tuck your baby items in the ribbons as decorations
· Top your cake off with something fitting the theme of your party. Whether it be a small stuffed toy, a baby bottle or rattle
Other Diaper Cake Decorative Ideas:
· Drape baby bibs over the receiving blankets
· Use baby items related only to your theme
· If using a baby bottle as the topper, fill it with candy or small baby itemsI found the “recipes” provided on the web a bit too “dry” and technical, I couldn’t really imagine how the cake is going to look like and I wasn’t sure what I’m doing at some points.
The “how to make a diaper cake” video tutorial really takes you through all the steps (Building the foundation, Making the bottom tier, Making the middle tier, Finishing the base and decorating the cake) you have a clear visual on what to expect and you get to be the talk of the baby’s shower
If you want to find inspiration for your diaper cake, have a look at my diaper cakes gallery called How to make a Diaper Cake Gallery or view Diaper cakes made by my readers: How to make a diaper cake by Pati or How to make a diaper cake by Gerry
- How to make a Diaper cake – posted by Gadag
- How to make a Diaper Cake – A Diaper Cake made by Pati B
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