Monday, November 22, 2010

Diaper Cake

This weekend was filled with quality time with good friends (more on that in a later post) and lots and LOTS of baby shower projects.

First up, I finished my diaper cake.  A few of you suggested the diaper cake when I posted my diaper babies, and it was already well in  the works!  I made the diaper babies out of left over diapers I had from making this cake.  I think I probably used about 75 newborn sized diapers.

There's tutorials all over the web on how to do this, but I'll show you what I did :

First, wrap a million diapers up in rubber bands :

Next, get either a bottle, or if you're in a crunch like me and don't feel like running to the store to get one, unwrap your paper towels from your holder, and use the cardboard tube that comes with it instead of a bottle.  Hey, it works.

Trim the cardboard roll so that it's just slightly higher than 2 stacks of the diapers, like so:

Take your rolled diapers and start putting them around your center.  I found it easiest to do the top piece first.  I put a big rubber band around the layer, then shoved in diapers.

For just the top layer, I removed it from the center piece and added another diaper in the center.  That way you don't have a big hole in the middle your cake topper.

For the bottom layer, I repeated this with 3 separate layers.  After I was finished with one layer, I'd put one diaper on the outside of that layer, and put a rubber band around it, and then shove the diapers in the rubber band.

The middle layer was 2 rows, and the top was 1.  Here's what it looked like with all of that :

I couldn't find wide ribbon that I liked the colors or design of, so I made my own.  I took a brown underlayer of 1 1/2 inch ribbon and used my trusty fabri-tac to secure a smaller ribbon in the middle of it.  I taped the ribbon to the outer layer of the rubber band to get the ribbon band started:

Then I wrapped the entire ribbon around the cake, pulled tight, and used fabri tac to secure the back side of the ribbon to itself, like so:

And the final product:

I'm actually really happy with how this came looks so cute, and what it's sitting on (the changing table) is going to be it's 'home' for the shower, and I love them together.  Stay tuned for another post this week on the changing table (and MORE baby shower stuff...can you even handle it?!?!)

Hope everyone had a great weekend!  I got 3 more people checked off for Christmas gifts...wahoo!!!  Makin' progress...

OH, is my wonderful husband's 29th birthday.  So those of you that know him, drop him an email, phone call, or a comment here to wish him a Happy last year of his 20's!!  I'm so thankful he was born 29 years ago, I don't know what I'd do without him!!

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  1. Love how you finished it off with the ribbon! Very cute. =)

  2. goodness, how cute! i always wanted to try making this, and your instructions were so helpful! thanks, and hope you your week is off to a good start!

  3. So cute! I am totally making this for my sister's baby shower!

  4. This is soo cute! I love diaper decorations! Hope you will share at my Pink Hippo Party @
    Stop by and check out my diaper trike too!

  5. In the past when I have created diaper cakes, I used bottles from the registry list as the center instead of the paper towel middle. This works well too if you wanted to add something off the registry ;-) Just another suggestion. I do love the ribbon you used...very cute! Can't wait to see you today!

  6. Awesome job on the diaper cake. I love the ribbon you used on the cake!


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