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My cousin is expecting her first baby, a little girl, this summer. The shower is in May in FL, but unfortunately I won't be able to make it down, so I'm going to send off some special gifts including a fun diaper cake. If you're eye rolling at the mention of a diaper cake, I totally hear you, but keep reading because I promise you, they can be way cuter and easier than you imagine! Did I mention she LOVES all things anchors!
First Step is to round up all your products and materials. Here's what I used:
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Second Step is to create your base. I used a hot glue gun to secure the empty paper towel role to the cake base. Lucky for me, the base I used already had the center marked taking out the guess work for me.
Next start rolling diapers. It tends to work best if you start rolling from the top of the diaper tightly down to the bottom. I then used clear rubber bands (they're meant for hair) to keep the diaper rolled tight. I used about 60 diapers, but that will vary with every cake and will be different based on the brand and size of diaper you use.
Fourth step is to start creating your first layer of the cake with rolled diapers. Start placing them snuggling around the paper towel roll in rows and keep working your way out. With the 12inch cake base I had 3 circular rows of diapers. I recommend securing each circular row (at least temporarily) with a larger rubber band or string.
Fifth step is to secure first layer of the diaper cake with a with ribbon. Make sure the ribbon is tight around the diapers keeping the layer secure and in the circular shape. You can either tie a knot or bow, or you can use a dab of hot glue to secure the ribbon like I did. I also used some of my decorations to cover up the spot where I glued.
Next step is to place the second layer of diapers on the cake. Repeat the same steps as you did in step 4 & 5, but on this second layer there will only be 2 circular rows of diapers.
Seventh step is to place a small third layer of diapers on the cake. Do the same steps as above, but you'll only have 1 circular row or diapers.
Finally decorate your cake. I used a mix of shower decorations I found online and cute items for baby. You can put a bottle inside the top of the tube or top it will a cute lovie or pair of shoes, there's lots of possibilities!
Cute right!?! If the shower has a theme or color scheme or you know the nursery theme or interests of the parents to be, you are really make the cake special. I can't wait to send this one to my cousin!
I'm Rebecca, a Maine mom of three energetic young boys and wife of a lobsterman, living in my favorite place, the coast of Maine. You'll find me here talking about my parenting journey, mom style, recipes, running and exercise, travel, stories from our life in Maine and so much more! Most days I'm just figuring it out as I go - Thanks so much for stopping by!