I wanted to do something a little different for a baby shower I offered to bring a cake to. I took into consideration basic cake shapes and came up with this Baby Shower Diaper Cake idea.
I baked two eight inch round layers and assembled them frozen with a layer of buttercream frosting in between as well as chocolate chips as a surprise center. I find freezing the layers before frosting prevents fresh cakes from tearing while spreading the frosting.
I drew on a piece of paper a small sketch of what I had in mind then used a toothpick to "draw" the basic shapes on the cake. I used a writing tip to outline and fill in the areas for the belly and legs, then smoothed it with a small rubber spatula. I used in total two containers of ready made buttercream frosting.
The skin colour is a combination of yellow and red food colouring and once I finished with those sections I added a little more red to make the darker pink part of the diaper pin. The pin is made from a touch of black food colouring to make a silver colour and piped on with a writing tip. I used a small knife to remove a section to make it appear as if it were going through the diaper.
Along the base of the cake is the darker pink, again using a star tip. Very simple to do and fun to make.
A former co-worker of mine ordered a diaper cake offline for her daughter's baby shower and when it showed up it was a disaster and very poorly made. She has spent quite a bit of money on it and the baby shower was fast approaching and she was pretty upset. She heard through the grapevine that I made diaper cakes and called and asked if I could try to salvage hers for her. I told her yes and when she came to drop off the "cake" I was shocked, it was falling apart, had hardly any diapers in it, had a used pacifier on it yuck, and had cars themed little stickers on it and that was all!
I basically started from scratch and bought all new items to put on it. The only thing that got used from the prior cake was the few diapers it had on it and I used those for filler on the inside. The new Cars Diaper Cake had 140 size 1 and 2 diapers on it, baby washcloths, teething rings, a cars nightlight, homemade cars outlet covers, unused pacifiers, tools, lightning McQueen bubble bath, big cars foam decals, a cars receiving blanket, etc.
She was very happy with the new cake and I have since made 3 more cakes for her friends.
My nephew was having his first birthday and I had always wanted to make a diaper cake. I thought not all diaper cakes have to be for baby showers, or new arrivals...one year old's need diapers too! I decided to just shop around for an idea for a birthday diaper cake at the store and gather as many item following this theme as I could.
I settled on Sesame Street because there was a wide array of different things to choose for my cake, both big and small. I got things toddlers use, rather than the usual baby powder, rattles, and wash clothes. I went for the Sippy cups, silverware sets, and books, etc.
I had a blast making my cake using stuffed animals, bubble bath, books, table setting, sippy cups, socks, tooth brush set, wipes...pretty much anything I could think a toddler (and his parents) could use.
This is my 2nd diaper cake. I made it for my Mother-in-law for a babyshower she was giving. I had a lot fun making this cake. This is a 3 Teir Diaper Cake it has a total of 192 diapers now whats all included in and on the cake: stuffed giraffe; blue pacifer (deco); Johnsons Shampoo, Lotion, Baby Wash, Desitin Cream, Baby Powder; 3 hats; 1 wash cloth; 3 fleece blankets; 3 baby suckers; and 1 package of "its a boy" hershey kiss's.