When I made my first diaper cake last year, an order was placed for the future from my then daughter-in-law to be, for a diaper cake whenever they decided to have a baby! In fact she asked how I was going to be able to ship it out to them in Indiana! Well, we didn't have to ship one out to them because they came to California to visit us before little Laila Olivia is born. Dana, like many of us, loves to peruse Pinterest for ideas. She had found this idea for a diaper cake and I set about trying my best to recreate it.
Here is a shot of the finished cake. I changed the idea shown above in the following ways. I chose to use some hot pink sparkly mesh ribbon as the base on each of the layers and then added the corresponding leopard print or brown and white polka dots ribbons. I hot glued them on to the mesh and then wrapped that around each layer hot gluing it in the back to give it a finished look. For the layers I used different sizes of diapers. For the top layer I used newborn diapers, for the middle layer I used size 2 diapers and for the bottom layer I used size 4. I used the leftover newborn diapers in the center of the bottom layer to finish it out. I took cake boards and cut circles out of some butterfly scrapbook papers from Susan Winget and KandCompany and covered the boards with that.
The little leopard print slippers I had found at Wal-Mart before I'd seen the cake idea, so they matched perfectly with the ribbon I was able to find at Hobby Lobby. I set those on the sides of the bottom layer. In addition to the leopard slippers I also found a pair of pink sparkly shoes to set on top along with the pink butterfly headband shown here. The original idea had a big bow on the top but I liked the idea of the shoes instead. Can never have to much bling as far as I'm concerned.
I picked the scroll alphabet letter L for the front and thought briefly of painting it a different color but stuck with the white. I tied it on to the second layer ribbon with a matching piece of thin ribbon threaded through the mesh. Additionally, I found some soft baby spoons, some baby washcloths, some hair barrettes, some little girls socks, and a couple of pacifiers with little flowers on the buttons. All in different hues of pink!
It turned out pretty good if I do say so myself. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the things I made for the shower, but I do think this cake turned out even better than what I had anticipated. Of course any chance to buy pink girly things I'm totally on board with cuz there need to be more girls in my family! Current count is 6 grand kids, 5 boys and 1 girl, so the upcoming birth of Laila is greatly anticipated! Grandma and Grandpa need some more girls to spoil!
More fun projects to come, including how I dressed up the little hearts on top of the diaper cake shown here in this last picture. Imagine, Create, Enjoy!