Diaper Cake Using Disposable Diapers

How do you make a "diaper cake" out of disposable diapers? I am hosting a baby shower and would like to make one if it is not too complicated. Thanks in advance.

Barbara from Kingsport, TN

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November 4, 20080 found this helpful
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DIAPER CAKE : Open up a diaper and roll it from the design (front of the diaper) to the other end. Roll the diaper up real tight as it makes the cake look the best. Put a rubber band around the diaper in the middle. Repeat for the rest of the diapers, that you will be using for the diaper cake.

BOTTOM LAYER: Takes about 36 diapers. You will have 3 rings of diapers, if you want a "large" cake. Otherwise if you want a smaller cake, than do 2 rings. First ring will take about 6 diapers. Place diapers in a circle standing them on end around a 2 oz. sample size baby magic baby product or a 4 oz, baby bottle.

Put a large rubber band around this layer. Second ring will take about 12 diapers. Put the diapers around the first ring of diapers and place a large rubber band around this ring to hold diapers in place. Third ring will take about 18 diapers. Put diapers around the second ring of diapers and put a large rubber band around this ring also.

MIDDLE LAYER: Takes about 18 diapers. Repeat as above, except just make two rings of diapers. If you choose to do a 2 layer cake, put an 8 oz. bottle in the middle of the first ring. Otherwise if you do a 3 layer cake, then place a 2 oz. baby magic product or 4 oz. baby bottle in the middle.

TOP LAYER: Takes about 6 diapers for 1 ring. Place an 8 oz. bottle in the middle. Or forget the bottle in the middle and add an extra diaper and top off with a small stuffed animal or toy. Don't forget to put a large rubber band around each ring. Finish off with placing a half inch wide ribbon around each layer to hide the rubber bands on the outer rings of diapers. Place the smaller layers on top of the larger one.

You can tuck little baby things in between each diaper. Place the taller things (like bottle brushes, baby brushes, spoons) on the outer edge of the layer so that it does not interfere with placing the smaller layer on top. You can wrap a receiving blanket around the middle layer of diapers. Fold the blanket the same height as the diapers and fasten the ends together with diaper pins.

Have fun, be creative. Put in a clear plastic garbage bag. Attach a poem: "Here is a cake made with love, though I wouldn't call it yummy. For the ingredients that were used go on a baby's bottom, not in a tummy. Flour, sugar, milk, and eggs will make a cake so sweet, but diapers, blankets, and baby socks will make a handy treat."

Here are some other poems:

Here's a special gift I made just for you. I didn't have to sew or even use glue. It's filled with lots of things you see, but most of all with love from me!

Here's a cake for your special day,

Because the stork is on her way.

It's filled with lots of things for you,

On the outside, and inside, too.

Place them in your diaper bag,

So all the necessities you will have.

For the big day soon will come,

When you can show off your little one!

written by ~ Laura Kaye ~

Baby Cakes are so much fun,

they're sure to delight a new mom.

Filled with things from A to Z,

So many things a baby needs.

Diapers, toys, powders, and pins,

Wonderful times will soon begin!

written by ~ Laura Kaye ~

Here's a special gift I made just for you.

I didn't have to sew or even use glue,

It's filled with lots of things you see,

But most of all with love from me!

written by ~ Laura Kaye ~

6 Cloth Diapers, you can wash every day

6 More Diapers, you can throw away

Fold in 1 bib, in case baby should dribble

Add in 4 socks, to cover toes as they wiggle

Fold in 1 shirt (onsie), to keep in the heat

Bind with 4 pins, to keep the cake neat

written by ~ Tami Enos ~

Take 2 cloth diapers, you can wash every day

Add 6 disposable diapers, you can throw away

Fold in 2 blankets, to keep baby cozy

Add in 4 socks, to cover their toesies

Add in 1 shirt, to keep in the heat

Fold in 1 bib, to make cake complete

Then bind with 4 pins, to keep the cake neat

written by ~ Tami Enos ~

You will need:

14 - medium size diapers (depending on what size you want you may use more or less diapers)

1 - baby bottle

1 each - travel size lotion, powders, bath, shampoo, diaper rash

1 - small bib

1 - receiving blanket

1 - book

1 - brush and comb set

1 - set of baby fingernail clippers

1 - travel size Q-tips

1 - teether

1 - rattle

1 - cellophane bag (optional)

curly ribbon (optional)

rubber bands

lace and tape or ribbon

Take a diaper and open it and wrap it around the bottom of the baby bottle. Secure with rubber band. Take three more diapers and follow the same procedure. Pull the baby bottle up enough so there is room to place half of the bottle of powders inside, under the bottle. Lay aside.

Take another diaper and open it and wrap it around the bottom half of the bottle of baby powders. Secure with rubber band. Do the same with the remaining diapers. Now place the top of the bottle of powders inside the diapers with the baby bottle. Wrap a receiving blanket around the bottom and secure with rubber band. Place the brush and comb set behind the baby bottle, secure with rubber band. Place the book at the back on top of the bottom section and secure with rubber band. Tie the bib around the baby bottle so that it hangs in the front.

Place the rest of the items all around the cake to fill in the gaps. Place ribbon around the cake to hide rubber bands and tie or use lace and tape in the back. Print above poem and attach to cake. Place the cake inside a cellophane bag and tie with curly ribbon.

*You can use any items you would like.

*Add more or less.

*Use washcloths to make small ones called "cupcakes".

*Use disposable or cloth diapers.

*As you wrap the diapers around, hide small items inside the cake.

You can make it as simple or as fancy as you like. The one I made I decorated with flowers and butterflies, little baby girl shoes and candy flower lollypops. It was delightful and a HUGE hit at my daughter's baby shower. Good luck!

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Search youtube for directions and use your own imagination. It will turn out great!

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How to Make a Diaper Cake

http://www.plan-the-perfect-baby-shower.com/diaper-cake.html

Why make a Diaper Cake?

http://www.creative-baby-shower-ideas.com/diaper-cake.html

You Too Can Make Diaper Cakes!

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Learn How To Make Beautiful Diaper Cakes

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Go to www.youtube.com. They have a lot of videos on how to do this. The one that I like best is "How to make a Nappy Cake". Just enter that into the search or even just "nappy cake" and you will find lots. But the Nappy Cake by Megan Mills is a really good tutorial. She goes step by step and the finished product is really cool. Good Luck and have fun.

Margaret From Denton, Texas

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Here's some more for you to look at Barbara. I hope you'll find the one you need.

This site has a nice pic.

http://www.craftbits.com/viewProject.do?projectID=1253

If you look at this site it also shows 2 pics.

http://crafterscommunity.com/forum/craft-gallery/20222-diaper-cake.html

This site has a nice tutorial & pics.

http://www.hgtv.com/dc-floral-arran ... s/baby-shower-centerpiece/index.html

This one uses cloth diapers but I'm sure you could substitute disposable diapers.

http://www.angelfire.com/id/megnkatesplace/cake.html

I hope these help you some.

Hugs, Paula

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