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How To Make A Diaper Cake – The Easy Way

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How to make a diaper cake for the mommy-to-be? It may seem elaborate but it’s actually easy.

What’s also wonderful about diaper cakes is that you can decorate it in so many ways. You can make a basic 3,4 or 5 tiered diaper cake, then create hundreds of different looks with ribbons and decorations.

A Basic DIY Diaper Cake

There are two ways to make a simple diaper cake. The method you choose is entirely up to you because they are both easy to do, and they both kind of look the same at the end. Many people choose the roll-up method because it’s more secure, while others choose the no-roll method because it is much quicker to make.

How To Make A Diaper Cake -The Roll-Up Method

Here’s What You Will Need To Make This Easy “Roll-Up” Diaper Cake:

  • 59 Diapers size 1;
  • 1 Paper towel roll; (As a surprise to the new mom, some people use a bottle of wine, champagne or baby shampoo to create a secure center to build around.)
  • 14″ Cake Circle;
  • 1 Roll of curling ribbon to tie the diapers, (you could also use large rubber bands);
  • Hot Glue gun and glue sticks;
  • Mini rubber bands;
  • Scissors;

All items below are for decorating your diaper cake. Change it up to fit your style and theme.

  • Glue spots;
  • Tissue Festooning;
  • Faux flower.
  • 1 Roll of thick ribbon;
  • 1 Roll of thin ribbon;

How To Make A Diaper Cake – The No-Roll Method

Here’s What You Will Need To Make This 5 Tier Diaper Cake, Using Cake Pans:

  • 198 Diapers size 3;
  • 5 Round cake pans;
  • 1 Cardboard cut into a circle for the base;
  • 2 Paper towel roll;
  • Hot glue gun;
  • Rubber bands.

All items below are for decorating your diaper cake. Change it up to fit your style and theme.

  • 1 Roll of pink ribbon;
  • 1 Pair of newborn baby shoes;
  • Lace ribbon;
  • Jewels;
  • Tulle.

Decorating Your Diaper Cake

Once you have your basic diaper cake, there is so much you can do in terms of decorating. It is your decorations that will transform your cake into a diaper cake for a girl, or a diaper cake for a boy.

Here are a few of the usual embellishments:

  • Thin and thick ribbon;
  • Tulle;
  • Faux flowers;
  • Stuffed animals;
  • Receiving blankets wrapped around your tiers, (see Fondant Diaper Cake below.)
  • Baby books;
  • Baby socks;
  • Baby shoes;
  • A crown (for a princess shower);
  • Scrapbook paper or gift wrapping, wrapped around the tiers.
  • Pacifiers, teething toys, rattles;
  • Jewelry.

Fondant Cake Wrapped With Receiving Blankets

how to make a diaper cake

This is super easy to do. Once you have your basic diaper cake tiers, simply:

  • Wrap each carefully in a receiving blanket. Choose receiving blankets that complement one another.
  • Pin your blankets to the tiers with pins.
  • Use ribbon and/or jewels and/or faux flowers to make it pretty.

Simple Diaper Cake Decorations

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Image Credit: Playpartyplan.com

Simple yet adorable.

All that was used here was pretty ribbon to wrap the tiers, and a few baby items. The diaper cake is also displayed on a beautiful cake stand to make it look more elegant.


how to make a diaper cake

How simple yet elegant is this diaper cake?

This is the roll-up method used, and decorated with succulents and burlap. Easy Peasy.

Not really what you were looking for? Here are more diaper cake ideas to choose from:

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