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Friday, December 9, 2011

No food Friday - Diaper Cake



Do you ever have those years when everybody you know goes through the same experiences? Like getting married. This year a few of my friends was pregnany at same time I was. It was nice since we were able to swap war stories. There was a flurry of baby showers.  For two of my close friends, I made diaper cake.  Yes, you read me right.  A cake made of diapers.  The first one I made was for a little girl.  I was still on maternity leave.  I took my sweet time with it and I realized I made it harder for myself.  You will see with the pictures.

All you need is:
Diapers - of course
Rubber bands (don't use tape, it makes it more difficult)
Wash clothes *Optional
Receiving Blanket *Optional
Decoration tools like Ribbons, toys, and stickers
I used tape instead of rubber bands.  Rubber bands would have been much easier.

I wrapped the diapers one over another.  Well, the tape wasn't strong enough to to hold it together.  I kept on pulling apart and it equaled me yelling and swearing.




During the process of taking the picture, there was a few diapers that pulled it apart.

I did use a piece of yarn to hold it together.  Eventually I rolled each one separately and used rubber bands to hold it in place.  Since this one was for a little boy, I made little roses out of some wash clothes I purchased.

You first lay it out flat.
Fold in the sides until it is reduced in width by a 1/3.  

Than fold it in half.

Roll up the end at an angle.




To ensure the rose stays in place, tape the end of it.

A rose

Here is the final product:

I cut out little shapes out of form and glued form letters to represent the ABCs.  I used wired ribbon to add color to the cake.  The wired type helps secure the diapers to stay together.


This is the cake I made for one of my friends that is having a boy.  I used a receiving blanket for decoration and mini teddy bears.  
She was having a Noah's ark theme baby shower so I created little animals printable.  Click here to download  the PDF.   
This makes a great gift.  It is affordable and so cute.

5 comments:

  1. Pretties :D I don't have this kind of patience.

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  2. I've made diaper cakes a couple of times for different showers, but I've never seen the little wash cloth roses before. Super cute!

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  3. I love your diaper cakes! On the first diaper cake, where did you get the ribbon? I've haven't seen anything like it.

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  4. Thanks for sharing these procedure and steps for making this baby shower diaper cake.

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  5. The ribbon your using on your diaper cake is really cute.

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