How to Make a Diaper Cake
Making a diaper cake can be fun and allow you to express your creativity. Here is the first diaper cake I ever made. It’s not as elaborate as some of the diaper cakes I’ve seen, but I think it turned out alright for my first try. You can make a basic 2-tier diaper cake for about $10-15 (more or less) depending on how many extra “goodies” you stick on it.
The first thing I did was make a “cake board” which is just a circle of cardboard covered with aluminum foil. You can use wrapping paper or just purchase a cake board if you prefer, but I couldn’t really see it when I was done anyway. Next I rolled up diapers with the edge in and tied them closed with yarn. You can also use rubber bands if you have enough. Or I have seen some where thin ribbon was used.
I ended up using 24 rolled up diapers for the bottom tier and 14 for the top tier. Next I placed the rolls of the bottom tier on the cake plate and tied a piece or white yard around the group. I ended up stuffing more diapers in to make the string taut. Like I said, the bottom tier ended up being 24 diapers.
Next I did the same thing with less diapers for the top tier and ended up with 14. You can stick other things instead of diapers in the middle, like a bottle, packet of wipes, baby bath or rolled up onesies or burp cloths. It all depends on how much you want to spend and how elaborate you want to go. I didn’t put any “extras” in the middle this time.
Next, I took two pieces of pink ribbon (since it is for a little girl) and covered up the yarn tying the diapers together with a drop of superglue on the ends of the ribbon. I added a rolled up onesie and a small stuffed animal for a “topper” and folded a second onesie and set it on top of the bottom layer, leaning against the top layer.