Roll each diaper individually and secure with a rubber band. Most diapers have a pattern at the top of the diaper, if you don't want this to show, start rolling from the pattern end, finishing with the white on the outside.
Once all diapers are rolled, start building the cake tiers. Place a dowel in the middle of a rolled diaper, and place on the cake cardboard. Place a large rubber band around the center roll, add additional rolled diapers, forming a circle around the center diaper. If the cake is a two tier cake, add one more rubber band and an additional layer of diapers. Repeat this process one more time more for a three tier cake.
Decorate the cake by adding the embellishments. To keep them in place, tuck them into the diaper folds or beneath the ribbon. Add a bouquet of flowers or a stuffed animal to the top of the diaper cake and you have a wonderful gift for the mommy to be.
This is a great way to make extra money and the diaper cakes are fun to make.
By Tammy from Herrin, IL
This is cute! If people charge twice the money for making these maybe you should consider starting a business of your own making them and various other gift baskets ;-)
Your 'cake' turned out so cute. I've done these before too, and it's amazing the combination and ideas you can put into them. I also finished the outside layer with the flattened out diapers held together with a wide white ribbon all the way around. Thanks for sharing.
Gorgeous job! One of the nicest I have seen. I did a few diaper cakes, nothing as nice, but mostly do towel crafts and used to sell them like crazy.
Have you done a bridal shower kitchen cake? All you need is a kitchen towel set, ribbon, and a set of plastic kitchen utensils (you can buy a set of 6 for about $2-3).
Wrap the potholders around the utensils then continue wrapping with the dish clothes then finish with towels. It makes one layer with the utensils sticking out the top. Add the ribbon around the towels and done.
That is just the basic "kitchen cake". Of course with your talent you could fancy it up. I agree you have the knack and should consider looking into doing more of this. Good luck and thank you for sharing.
The ones we have around here have baby items on them like a teething ring,baby safety pins, wash clothes, toys and they sell for around $50.00. They must use more diapers because they don't have a roll down the middle.
I usually make diaper cakes with the baby items on them. I use onesies, rattles, hats, shoes..you name it, I have probably used it :)
I was trying to see exactly what was the least I could spend & still make a nice one. I think $8.50 was pretty good.
I usually spend around $30-$40 when making one. Of course I charge more than $50 for them when I spend that much on the supplies.
I love these. I make them also. What's fun is everyone is different. I like to add a little book attached on the back.
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