Making diaper cakes for baby showers is a popular and fun way to decorate a table and they make wonderful gifts for the new mom-to-be, too!
When making diaper cakes for baby showers you can use either cloth or disposable diapers. Using baby bath towels, washcloths, crib sheets or receiving blankets works really well, too. Incorporate several, or all of these, to make your design a true work of art!
Each tier of your cake can be made using all one color family or a combination of colors and patterns. Themed diaper cakes are fun to make, too! Popular themes used are yellow rubber duck, green turtle, frog, and zoo animals. Be creative, but always keep in mind how your rolled items will look once in your finished product.
Not feeling that creative or have a tight budget? Then just use diapers for your cake. Add color and decoration by accenting it with ribbon and a few small baby toys.
Now, let's get "baking"...
Here's a photo of the very first one I ever made. It is very simple. I used disposable diapers, a few washcloths, inexpensive ribbon, and a few baby toys and rattles. If I made it again, I would have probably folded the blue washcloths in half again so they weren't so tall. Other than that, I thought it turned out pretty decent for my first one.
For the blue cake above you will need:
(Note: The blue, and pink cake shown below, each contain 50 diapers.)
(Note: This step isn't necessary if you're just making a single layer cake, although it will keep it from sliding off. You will also need to cut down the paper towel roll for a single layer.)
Here's another diaper cake that I made for a baby girl shower:
You can purchase the diapers for your cake in stores, or you can order them below.
Here are some great baby products to include in a baby gift basket or to place in and around diaper cakes for baby showers. Diapers are also available in other brands & sizes:
I love the fact that this balm is all organic and it can be used everywhere. Makes a great addition to a baby gift basket. Plus, it's an adorable tin:
The chamomile & lavender in this will help to calm baby & the aloe vera makes it good for the skin. Organic, too, so you can feel better about using it:
A must-have for baby's bottom: