This Diaper Cake is a modified version on the diaper cake. When your big kid is ready to potty train, you need to make it seem exciting! So I came up with this idea to throw a Potty Party.
To make the cake I first rolled 1 pack(33) of Huggies Princess pullups and secured them using the clear small hair ties. Then I wrapped them with a large ribbon. This part was a little tricky. You need an extra set of hands (or feet) to hold them in place while securing them. Then for the top layer I pushed 3 disposable princess sippy cups into the diaper tier.
Inside each cup I put 5 Dum Dum suckers. Then I placed 2 big girl Princess Panties in between each cup(a total of 6) and tied a smaller ribbon around them. I put a princess tiara around the top layer. To finish it off I put 4 sheets of princess stickers under the large ribbon of the bottom tier. I served it on a cardboard cake plate.
My daughter thought it was the coolest thing. Every time she used the potty she got to put a sticker on the cake plate. When it was all filled up she got to keep the tiara for her prize!
This homemade Diaper cake was made out of size 2 Huggies diapers, about fifty in all.
We started by constructing the three bases out of cardboard, and covering them with tissue paper. Then we created the centers for each layer; these were filled with rolled-up blankets, bottles and onesies, which would be the hidden surprises for the mom-to-be. We then used one row of rolled diapers around each center item, except for the bottom layer where we put two rows of diapers.
The diapers had a neat quilted-type design on them and the colors matched what we were going for, so we rolled them to show the color and quilted pattern. We found that rolling the diapers, and then using a small hair band to fasten them, was a very easy procedure. Once the diapers were around the center item, we kept them in place by tying a large ribbon with a bow around the entire layer. We then stacked the layers and, because the theme of the party was "a baby to bee", we put a teething ring "bee" on the top. I also inserted a few, small colored roses in some of the diapers. It was fun and pretty easy to do!
We decided to make a diaper cake for our sister's first baby. There was no theme for the shower so we decided to make it pink princess themed.
Diaper cake instructions: We began with 120 pampers Swaddlers sizes 1-2 diapers which we rolled individually and used clear rubber bands to secure them as tightly as possible. We then got a cardboard box and cut it into a 20" radius, which we covered in aluminum foil.
Then we started to gather and stack in an upright position, until it was in a 12" circle (bottom tier). We repeated it using 10" circle (second tier), then 8" circle (third tier), then 6" circle (top tier). We tied each tier with ribbon.
After the tiers of diapers were complete, we added onesies, bottles, receiving blankets, a princess bib, and lotion and baby powder. The baby booties were taped to the foiled cardboard.
Then we finished it off with fake flowers, ribbons, etc.
We loved the way it turned out. The best part is she can use the diapers and have a wonderful centerpiece for her gift table . Hope you get plenty of ideas. Good Luck and have fun!