With diaper cakes, you can make your own or buy a premade diaper cake and just add your own embellishments. If you have decided to make your own, you'll find that it's relatively simple.
You can make a diaper cake of any size. These directions are for a three-tier diaper cake using about 70 diapers.
Though any mom will appreciate the gift of diapers, the fun with diaper cakes comes in the decorations. You can hide a variety of different items in the center of the layers of cake -- from baby bottles to dolls to towels. You can also decorate the outside of the cake and the top with rattles, stuffed animals, pacifiers and just about anything else that baby needs. Consider making a theme cake -- anything from puppies or elephants to Elmo or SpongeBob. You can also decorate the layers and top of the cake with silk flowers that Mom can reuse later on.
You can also make a diaper cake that is not a cake. One cute idea is to create a diaper stroller. Check out this how-to video from PartyTimeBaby.com that shows you how to use shoe boxes and some other common items to create this fun (and practical) baby shower gift. Also take a look at this simple tricycle diaper cake. It's absolutely adorable!
Use Pinterest to get inspired for themes and ideas on how to make and decorate your diaper cake. Get creative -- there's no real wrong or right way to do it. You can make everything from a simple diaper wreath to an elaborate diaper train to a massive five-tier cake.
Some moms don't use disposable diapers. Be sure to check whether the mommy-to-be is going to use disposable or cloth before you create your cake.
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