I am becoming a grandma again...my middle son is expecting his first child at the end of January 2013. We are excited and for the baby shower I decided to make a diaper cake. I've seen various types and shapes of diaper cakes on Pinterest, but decided I would start with one of the easier designs in a traditional cake style. So after checking out a couple of You Tube videos on the basics, I gathered my supplies and got started.
This particular idea used diapers rolled up into sausages and rubber banded in the middle. Since I was going to build a three tier cake I found three round pans/bowls in graduated sizes in my kitchen to use to help me hold the banded diapers in place until I could put the final large rubber band around the entire group of diapers. For the first two layers I used newborn sized diapers. The first layer is 7" in diameter the second layer is 9" in diameter. I used about 1 1/2 packages of newborn diapers for the first two layers.
Once I had all three layers completed and tied with ribbon I added some accents to complete it. After a quick trip to Wal-Mart I found some small blue clothespins and small colored plastic baby rattles. With the layers stacked on top of each other I distributed the baby rattles around all three tiers of the cake. On the top of the cake I added a circle cut from scrapbook paper and mounted on the top a pair of baby shoes with monkey's on them. Monkeys seem to be the theme for the layette and shower! Around the second layer of the cake I took two sets of baby socks and pinned them with the clothespins around the top of the ribbon on that layer. For the final layer I added some baby spoons tucked in behind the ribbon and a couple of pacifier's. The cake will be set on a cake board like an actual cake.
This was a fun project to make, made even more special because it is my grandchild! My future daughter-in-law was wondering if I've figured out how to mail one yet! Hmmmmm...I'll have to work on that!
Until next time...Imagine, Create, and Enjoy!