Coolest Little Boy Diaper Cake 94
by Tina C.
(Jefferson City,MO, USA)
Homemade Little Boy Diaper Cake
When my oldest son Jared, and his wife, Amber, told me they were expecting, I already knew what I wanted to get them. I've been making diaper cakes for some time now, but I waited until they knew the sex of the baby before I began the project. Once they found out it was a boy, and that his name was going to be Jayden, the plan for the Homemade Little Boy Diaper Cake formed itself in my head. This is for a 5 tier cake.
I used 1- Jumbo box of 124 count diapers, and 1- package of 50 count newborn diapers. I used several receiving blankets, bibs, onesies, pants, socks, shoes and booties. I stuffed the diapers with rattles, chew toys, baby bottles, pacifiers, bath care items, and pretty much any little thing a new mom needs. I find the best way to keep the whole thing sturdy is to use foam board, cut it into a circle, and cover it with either baby gift wrap or tissue paper in a coordinating color. I then use a gift wrap tube, cut the ends in a fringe-style, and just tape the ends to the foam board, in the center of course, and it's always stayed adhered to the base. In this case, the mom-to-be didn't really have a theme, but was just going for the brown and blue color scheme. Keeping this in mind, I tried to incorporate those colored items where they would show in the cake. For instance, the bottom tier has a baby bath sponge in the shape of a puppy, and those colors are brown and blue.
After rolling the diapers and rubber banding them to the tube, I wrapped decorative ribbon around that tier, and then just started stuffing it with items that fit and look appealing. I tried to have a focal point in the center of each tier, all the way to the top as to have a uniform appearance. I did go a little over the top on this cake, but I always do when I make them for my kids. As an afterthought, I placed Hotwheels around the cake for my son, (the big kid) since he collects them.
On the very top tier, I always stick a bottle brush down the tube, and then tie a stuffed animal around it, for a cake topper. To personalize this particular cake for my new grandson, I strung some Scrabble tiles together spelling his name, and affixed them around the puppy bath sponge. When mom-to-be unwraps the cake, she has a little souvenir to put in baby's book.
This cake looks a lot harder than it actually is. Just use your imagination, and you can't go wrong! Happy Cake Baking!!