Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Diaper Cake--How To

Well, this is my fourth diaper cake to make. My husband said that I need to start selling these! We shall see about that! I have included how-to instructions with pictures in case you are needing to make one of these yourself. These instructions are for a 3 tier diaper cake which requires 2 pkgs of diapers. I have also made a smaller version that is 2 tiers and only requires 1 pkg of diapers.


  • 1 14" cardboard cake round
  • 1 pkg of newborn diapers
  • 1 pkg of size 1 diapers
  • 1 bottle of baby wash-28 oz
  • 1 bottle of bedtime baby wash-9 oz
  • 1 bottle of bedtime baby lotion-9oz
  • 1 bottle of bedtime baby wash-4 oz
  • 1 bottle of bedtime baby lotion-4oz
  • 1 pkg of newborn pacifiers
  • 1 pkg of 0-3 month pacifiers
  • large rubber bands
  • small rubber bands
  • 1 pkg of basket shred
  • bamboo skewers
  • floral wire
  • cricut cuts
  • 1 1/4" ribbon
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  1. begin by rolling all the diapers and secure with a small rubber band. I roll them folded from bottom to top.
  2. for this cake, I used the newborn diapers in the middle b/c they were white and put the size one on the outside **I decided to do this after I took the picture**
  3. place the large bottle of baby wash in the center of the cake round and place the two 9 oz bottles on either side if it. Put a large rubber band around all bottles
  4. start arranging the diapers around the baby wash, placing them inside the rubber band. This way all the diapers will be secure as you place them. Make sure that you leave an edge along the cake round. Do not place the diapers all the way to the edge.
  5. add another rubber band to the top of the bottles.
  6. start adding your second tier of diapers
  7. you want to add until you can only see the outer layer of the bottom diapers
  8. add your two four oz bottles around the large baby wash bottle
  9. put a rubber band around these
  10. begin adding your last tier of diapers. The 4 oz bottles with stick out at the top, and that is ok. It gives you a place to add your topping!
  11. for the top decoration, I cut a piece of Styrofoam to fit between the two 4 oz bottles
  12. attach the cricut cuts by placing the wire into the styrofoam
  13. cover the styrofoam and bottle lids with basket shred
  14. place the pacifiers along the top row by pushing the "handle" part down into a fold of the diaper.
  15. wrap the 1 1/4" ribbon around the center of each tier to hide the rubber bands. You can tie it in a knot or a bow and trim the ends. You can also glue end to end to hide to make a smooth ribbon wrap.
  16. attach cricut cuts to the ribbon with a hot glue gun
  17. begin putting basket shred between the tiers by gently lifting up and stuffing the shred between the layers. (I put the bottom layer of basket shred on when it was placed on the table at the shower)
  18. step back and admire your creativity.
Helpful Tips:
  • don't glue anything together or to the diapers. If you do, mommy won't be able to use them or take it apart!
  • put the rough edges of the rolled diapers on the inside so that you have a clean look on the outside.

1 comments: said...

I love how your diaper cake turned out. I like the way you used paper sheds to add some dimension to the cake.