I love registries, it makes gift giving so much easier and you know it is something the person wants/needs. That being said I also love putting my own personal touches on gifts. So when I found out I had a nephew on the way I knew there would be multiple showers – and multiple gift opportunities. I decided that I wanted to try to make a diaper cake for one of the showers – and if I failed there was always the registry or my other love monogramming to fall back on.
Making a diaper cake when you are not really familiar with diapers can be a bit nerve wracking. There are so many choices in diapers! Size, cut, style – they make diapers to look like blue jeans these days. Crazy. Standing in the diaper aisle at Target I must have looked like a deer in head lights, but I decided on the diapers with Sesame Street on them – you can’t go wrong with Sesame Street right?
As usual I Googled “diaper cake” (I really don’t know what I would do without Google) and I found several thousand links to how to build a diaper cake. I decided on the one with step by step pictures.
I cleared off the dinning room table and began to build. You use a bottle of lotion or baby wash for the base of the cake. Then you roll and rubber band the diapers to build the bottom and biggest layer of the cake.
I was so happy when I was I finished with the base – it looked like the picture in the instructions I had Googled! Always a good sign that I was on the right track. Now onto the 2nd tier, which is built pretty much the same way as the first except it is all diapers (but you use less diapers).
The final tier is just a little smaller. You need a another lotion or baby bottle to build this tier. Then you can add ribbon to hide the rubber bands or missed rolled diapers, fun toys or onsies or shoes.