Diaper Cake

I promised to share about making the diaper cake for the baby shower I co-hosted on Sunday.  I had seen diaper cakes at a couple of showers in the past and they seemed like they would be easy enough to make.  I googled around and found two different versions:  I call them rolled and not rolled.

I had always seen the rolled diaper cakes before, but I liked the way the not-rolled cake looked a little better.  (I have since seen them labeled Spiral Diaper Cakes)  Not to mention the fact that I wouldn’t have to roll 84 diapers for my cousin to subsequently have to unroll to use. To keep the diapers in a circle while forming each layer, I used the lid to my cake carrier:

I had enough diapers to make three layers.  I used rubberbands to keep the shape of each layer:

I found some really cute wide baby boy ribbon at JoAnn’s on clearance.  I used Tacky Glue to secure each strip around the cake:

I placed the base layer on some cardboard and cut out a platter for it to sit on.  I used the inspiration picture as my guide for decorating the platter with ribbon I had on hand.  (Just a coincidence that I had the same ribbon:)

To keep the layers of the cake from shifting, I put a few bamboo skewers down in between the diapers, through the layers:

All that was left was finding a cute topper for the cake.  I used a classic Eeyore because she is using a lot of Winnie the Pooh in his room.

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6 Responses to “Diaper Cake”

  1. Adriana Vargas September 5, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

    Thanks for the tutorial just one quick question Do you glue the actual diaper cake to the cardboard base? thanks for the feedback. foudn you via Pinterest : )

    • Leslie September 6, 2012 at 7:19 am #

      I am glad you may find this helpful! I did not glue the cake to the base – I didn’t want to mess up any of the diapers :) I just was careful when I needed to move it and carried it like I would a regular cake.

  2. Allison April 27, 2013 at 2:50 am #

    Found the elephant diaper cake via Pinterest & thought it was so cute! Where did you find the wooden elephant topper with wheels….or did you make it! I would love to get/create one for a friend’s baby coming soon!

    • Leslie April 27, 2013 at 11:32 am #

      Hi Allison!

      The elephant diaper cake was actually one of the inspirations I was using when I decided to try making a diaper cake. If you click on the picture, it will take you to the original source. Hope that helps!


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