I have always wanted to make a diaper cake. They look so fun all loaded up with baby goodies. The problem is that I would always come up with something that the new mom would need for their boy or girl... a personalized onesie, a ruffled dress... But when it comes to the mom that already is stocked for both a boy and girl (because they already have one cute son, and one darling daughter) I figured the thing this momma really needed was diapers. Buying a package of diapers and sticking it in a gift bag is just not how I roll. So the time finally came for me to attempt my first diaper cake (and I was secretly grinning inside with excitement to go gather all of the cute things and put it all together.)
Come join me as I make my cake!
First, I gathered the following items:
This is for a medium sized, 3-tiered cake. If you want to make a smaller one, buy less; if you want to make a bigger one, buy more of each item.
1 package of size 1 diapers (50 count)
1 empty paper towel tube (half of a gift wrap tube works too)
a scrap piece of cardboard to make about a 12" circle (I cut mine out of another diaper box)
spring form baking pans (optional but VERY helpful)
curly ribbon or string
1 flannel receiving blanket
baby goodies (I used 2 pairs of socks, 3 bibs, 2 rubber animals, 1 baby ball, and a bottle cleaner. Other ideas include teethers, rattles, bows, diaper cream, etc.)
roll of tulle