Here are the steps to how I make my diaper cakes:
|You will need some diapers, ribbon, some accessories (I used teethers), |
a topper (I like to use stuffed animals). Different sized round cake pans and
large rubber bands.
|I just happen to have these three cake pans that work really well.|
|I take the diapers and fan them out like you see above.|
|Once I fill the entire cake pan, I rubber band them from the outside |
and dump the diapers out of the pan.
|I repeat the process for each layer. Then I stack them.|
|I cover the rubber bands with ribbon. I use a hot glue gun to secure the ribbon |
being careful not to get any on the diapers. After all you got to be able
to use the diapers.
|I use smaller ribbon to secure the layers together. I lay the ribbon |
under the bottom layer and then weave it through each ribbon of each layer.
Then I tie it at the top and secure the topper to it. I use 2 pieces.
|Then I get to town making fun creations with my Cricut |
and my scrapbook paper.
|I love doing the paper flowers. They add some dimension |
|Typically I do more all the way around the cake. But I decided|
to keep this one simple and just added the teethers to the back.
|Then I add a gift tag. I forgot to do it on this one, but I usually |
also write what size diaper was used. I like to use size 2
so that they can enjoy the cake for a while. But babies grow fast,
so sooner or later they will get used ;)
|The finished gift!|
Diaper cakes are a big hit. They also make for some nice decorations for the actual baby shower. Plus they look cute in nursery pictures.