As promised, here are the pics/tutorial on the diaper cake I made for my sister’s shower.
This was my first time making a diaper cake, so I implored the help of the “Diaper Cake Master”, Rhiannon. You may remember this little beaut from my own shower just a year and a half ago…
To start with I went out with my mom and got a bunch of needed supplies…
1) A HUGE box of size one diapers
2) Lots of rubber bands (I used roughly 125)
3) Yarn or cotton string
5) Wooden cake dowels
6) Decorative embellishments (flowers, sparkles, fluffy stuff, etc.)
7) 16 in. diameter round tray
On day 1 of diaper cake making, I rolled 123 diapers with rubber bands.
On day 2 of diaper cake making I started the bottom tier by securing 8 diapers (1 in the middle, 7 surrounding) with string)
Then, I continued wrapping and tying string around the diapers three more times (a row of 13 diapers, followed by a row of 18 diapers, and then a final round of 24 diapers.) Each row was secured with string to hold it together.
The second tier started out the same, but only followed by two rows (1 row of 13 and 1 row of 18) of diapers. I secured the second tier on to the bottom tier by using the wooden cake dowels.
The third and top tier had only 2 rounds of diapers (8 and then 13). Meanwhile, I painted a wooden letter “H” blue with brown polka dots.
Once all three tiers of diapers were secured, I wrapped ribbon around each tier. I secured the ribbon with little bits of hot glue, here and there, making sure to not touch the diapers as much as possible although I am sure that I may have accidentally ruined a couple. I had one fleeting moment when I thought I might use straight pins, but realized how stupid that would be in case my sister tried to pry apart the cake in a frenzy at 3:00 am in desperate need of a diaper. I wouldn’t want my sister or my little nephew to get poked! Anyhow, I digress. I may have ruined a few of the diapers….
I added some poufy things, a flower, and some decorative embellishments that I got from the scrapbooking section and ended up with this!
Just for shits and giggles let’s take a look at it again a little more up close, shall we??
Once again, I’ve added to my “Suzie’s Craft Creations” board on Pinterest.
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