Gotta Make a Diaper Cake

My mom told me diaper cakes have been around forever, I had no clue. Pinterest brings out the oldest and neatest crafts. A co-worker showed me the diaper cake that she made for a bridal shower and I expected cake in the shape of a poo-ey diaper..not the case! What a cute idea! So, I decided to make one for my sister-in-law’s baby shower.



-2 packs of size 1 or 2 plain diapers

-String for tying

– 1 1/2 Yards of pretty ribbon

-Crate paper (optional)


-Baby items to decorate

-Cake plate (I used a snack platter from dollar store)

-Round Cake pans for forming

-Glue Gun


Here are some great instructions and photos:

First, establish the back and front of the cake to tie string and glue ribbon. Then place folded diapers in a wrapped circle inside the platter and tie it with string in the back. Make sure and fill the middle with diapers or baby powder to stabilize the next tier. The next tier can be formed in a 9″ cake pan and tied.

Once all of the tiers are formed, you can begin glueing the ribbon around them. Only use a dot of glue on the back of the cake for the ribbon to stay. Next you can place the binkies, flowers, letters or shoes on the cake. Just poke them into the spaces between the diapers.

Here are some beautiful diaper cakes others have done.

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  1. Posted April 23, 2012 at 10:48 am | Permalink | Reply

    It looked so beautiful Anna!

  2. Posted April 23, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Permalink | Reply

    This turned out great! I have used a rolled up baby blanket or towel as a center “column” to hold the whole thing together.

  3. Posted May 22, 2012 at 11:13 am | Permalink | Reply

    Your diaper cake is lovely! I like how the flowers flow diagonally across the cake!

    • Anna
      Posted June 1, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Thank you so much! The flowers really were the finishing effect!

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