Mar 6, 2011

Diaper Cake - fast and easy

I had received two diaper cakes with the birth of each child and I loved them. I used every single item included, especially the diapers. A couple of years ago, I did a few web searches and came across this totally awesome site: Coolest Diaper Cakes. You can scroll through this site for hours to get ideas and upload the ones that you've created.

For the diaper cakes I create here are my preferences: I like the all (or at least one) layers to be covered with a receiving blanket or pants or bibs. I also know that I don't want to roll each diaper individually. So I decided to roll them around each other. Sometimes I use something in the middle like a bottle and wrap the diapers around them. I also like to include sock or facecloth rosettes. And I like a cute cake topper, like a plush rattle or even a homemade crinkle taggie blanket. I don't usually hang too much off the cake, so it tend to be on the simple side.

Here's a small 2 layer cake I made yesterday. Gather supplies - diapers, ribbon, blanket, taggie, elastics, double sided tape or scotch tape, skewers, straight pins & safety pins (not pictured)


For rosettes, gather socks, pipecleaners, green floral tape. Use this tutorial: Baby Sock Rose Bouquet Instructions


For the cake:
1. roll as many folded diapers around each other as you can (about 6 or 8); secure with an elestic


2. open up a few more diapers and roll around the others; use tape and elestics to secure as needed

3. fold receiving blanket so it is the height of the diapers and wrap around the layer of secured diapers; secure with straight and safety pins


4. For top layer, repeat step one and two

5. Place on top of bottom layer and poke 3 skewers through each layer

6. For the top layer, I wrapped with 2 different sized ribbon, securing with double sided tape and straight pins

7. For the topper, I used a homemade crinkle taggie blanket (below). I rolled it up at an angle, secured with pins and wedged it in to the center of the diapers on the top layer


8. I randomly placed the 6 rosettes into the top of each layer of the cake. Played around with it until I liked how it looked:


9. I like to wrap it in tulle and ribbon/bows and include a recipe card with all of the ingredients.


This is how I like to make diaper cakes. You can really tailor it to match your taste. Plus there are so many great examples out there on the website. Here are a few others that I've made in the past, including a bath towel cake that I made as a wedding shower gift.

Diaper Cake (Gina) IMG_3553 IMG_3552

AND this is one of the 2 or 3 I'm making for my sister-in-law's baby shower next month. All the items on it are homemade and I'm working on a post to tell you all about it!!

diaper cake 1 for Erin

The Blackberry Vine


  1. Those are amazing, Jessica! My favorite is the one with the pretty pink and green! :)

    Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. :) Have fun finding some new reads, and I hope you'll stop by to visit Serenity Now again soon. :)

  2. Love this!!! I am a new follower, hope you will come visit my blog sometime.

  3. your diaper cakes are precious! I hope you'll stop by and share them at the Pretty Packages PartY!

  4. All are so darn cute! Thank you for sharing your great projects by linking up to my blog bash K.I.S.S. @ The Tattered Tag. Please remember tomorrow is another fun blog bash, so drop by and link up more of your creativity! :)

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  5. these are super cute! makes me wish I am pregnant so I could have a baby shower and have a diaper cake this cute! thanks for linking up and I hope to see you again this week! have a nice weekend! ^^)

  6. I featured your sweet diaper cake this week! Feel free to stop by and pick up a feature button.

  7. Thanks everyone! If you've always wanted to try a diaper cake - you should go for it!!!

  8. Your cakes are lovely! I like how each diaper cake looks unique. Thats hard to do.

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