Friday, August 21, 2009

Anatomy of a Diaper Cake

As part of our decor for Erica's baby shower, I thought it would be fun to make a diaper cake. I had seen several before, but I had never made my own. After checking out a handful of Web sites and talking to some people who had experience with diaper cake making, I set out to give it a shot. Making the cake was fun and easier than I thought it would be. In the end, I was very pleased with how it turned out.

Step 1: Gather materials.
Diaper Cake - Step 1

Step 2: Assemble the base. I ended up using a (wrapped up) pizza pan for the base and a canister of wipes for the core. I've also heard of using a large baby bottle in the center.
Diaper Cake - Step 2

Step 3: Roll diapers and start placing them around the core. I secured the rolled diapers with rubber bands in the hopes that the diapers can be preserved for later use.
Diaper Cake - Step 3

Step 4: Repeat step 3 until the cake takes shape. I had originally planned on creating a 2-tier cake, but once I got those layers in place, the third tier seemed to fit perfectly.
Diaper Cake - Step 4

Step 5: Adorn with ribbon. This was actually one of the hardest parts of putting together the cake. Let's just say that the glue gun came in handy!
Diaper Cake - Step 5

Step 6: Ribbon #2 for a little extra pop.
Diaper Cake - Step 6

Step 7: Ta-da! The finished product.
Finished Diaper Cake


Carroll said...

Very cool! I am impressed with your Martha Stewartishness!

VeggieAmanda said...

You did a great job! I have made several. They are fun!

Dan and Erica Courtine said...

She LOVED it Meredith. Thanks.

We are so glad to have you and Dave as friends.