You asked and so I will tell you how we made the diaper cake for the shower a few of my friends and I threw for another friend and her new baby boy. The creative and crafty all the way to the uncrafty folks like myself can pull this project off with class and glamour, as glamourous as a tower of diapers in the shape of a tiered cake can be.
30″ x 30″ cut plywood board. You could use cardboard for a base.
1 yard of fabric that was stapled to the board as a base. You don’t need fabric for a base. We just did this for added color.
1 2’x4′ wood block, screwed to the center of the plywood fabric covered base.
NOTE: the center wood block was too tall.
I would recommend a mailing tube. We used some empty wrapping paper tubs and also put large bottles of Baby Magic and baby wash in the center to put the diapers around which creates a center for you to work from.
Rubberbands (clear are better than the regular we used)
Diapers. You need at least 80 for an average size cake I was told by a few friends. I bought a case at Sam’s Club which was Size 2 and 186 count for our huge cake.
Twine. We used twine to tie the layers all around together and hold better and covered later in ribbon.
Decorations for your “theme”.
Ribbon, paper cuts, photos, toys and something as a cake topper
Pins or a hot glue gun or both.
Then we used our bee decorations to finish our baby bee diaper cake! My friend Brenda, her husband and family are honey bee farmers. She provided bee decorations and the fresh honey. My friend Sonia’s husband also works in the honey bee business and Sonia added more decorations. My friend Amanda and I also spent an hour after work finding all bee decorations on sale in “seasonal” at Hobby Lobby. A very helpful sales lady cruised the store finding us all the cute decorations we could have never found. We also found bee print fabric that was 30% off plus an additional 40% with a coupon.
It was a collaborative busy bee diaper cake making success.
You guys made an enormous diaper cake AND it came out so cute! I do love the bee theme.
mountain mama says
what a cute theme and diaper cake!! i made one a long time ago…they are so fun! not so much folding all the diapers though.
what an awesome diaper cake! LOVE IT! AND…I LOVE THE THEME!
Oh wow is that a 7 tiered cake? Thats pretty crazy!