I took some photos of my first experience in making a diaper cake. Let me share the following easy steps in making one.
Ingrdients for the diaper cake:
- 47-50 newborn baby diapers (This will depend on the number of rings and layers that you will make. I used less than 50 diapers.)
- regular rubber bands
- large rubber bands
- 1 or 1/2 inch wide decorative ribbon
- cardboard or plastic cake holder (You can buy this from baking stores or you can make your own using an illustration board.)
- 1 8-oz baby bottle
- 1 4-oz baby bottle
- long wooden stick
- assorted baby things for cake decoration
Step 1 - Roll the diapers tightly (see example below) and secure each one with a regular rubber band. Make sure the decorative part of the diaper can be seen.
Step 5 - To make the 1st tier, position the 4-oz bottle on the center of the 2nd tier. Surround the baby bottle with around 6-7 rolled diapers and put a large rubber band around it.
Step 6 - To attach all 3 tiers, insert a wooden stick in the middle. Make sure the stick is long enough to reach the lower tier.
Step 7 - Decorate your cake. You may add baby things like baby spoon and fork, pacifier, bottle cleaner, socks, rolled onesies, rattle and others.
Add a topper of your choice. For my diaper cake, I chose a small Ernie plush toy. Make sure that you secure the topper on the baby bottle cover peeking through the 1st tier using a rubber band, string or ribbon.
Cover the rubber bands with decorative ribbon. You may cover the whole diaper cake with a big cellophane or netting before giving it to the expectant mother.
This is the finish product.