I decided to make this Diaper Cake with Receiving Blankets when my sister told me she was having a little boy. My sister strongly dislikes clutter and as this is her first child she is a little freaked out about all the new baby things that are accumulating in her house! Because of that, I decided to downplay the elaborate ribbons and keep the cake cute, but simple. This way she can actually USE the diapers (I used size 2 so she could use them sooner than later) and 'dispose' of the cake sooner than later, thus eliminating more random 'baby stuff' and (hopefully) some of her stress.
For this Diaper Cake I used 78 size 2 Huggies diapers. I decided to "frost" the cake by wrapping it with blue receiving blankets. Each receiving blanket had a slightly different design (small stars, stripes, solid blue, or polka dots). After that I placed toy links around the edges of the first and second layers. Then I decorated with baby ribbon, blue ribbon, and bath toys.
For the top of the cake I decided to use "rock 'n rings". The total time it took me to make it was only 1 hour! (definitely a time saver compared to the others I have made!)
I decided to take on the task of making my cousin a diaper cake because I love the way they look and they always get so much praise at the showers. My cake consists of around 80 to 90 size 1 plain white diapers. I used a cardboard cake board as the bottom of the cake. My cousin decided not to use her diapers and just to keep it for decoration, so I used hot glue to glue a paper towel roll in the center of thee card board cake board to get started.
Then I started rolling diapers and instead of putting rubber bands around them I hot glued them together, that way they would stay better and I wouldn't have to worry with covering rubber bands later. After I finished each tier I started decorating the cake with ribbon and just different baby shower favors I had picked up here and there.
This was my first attempt at a diaper cake but I have to say I thought it turned out looking pretty good and I was very proud of myself.
This Diaper Ducky Cake is for a friend of mine who is having a boy. I used 72 size 1 Pampers Swaddlers to make the three tiers. I then covered the tiers with receiving blankets. The blue rubber ducky is resting on baby washcloths. I then used the orange and yellow polka dot ribbon to tie together the other baby goodies as well as the pacifiers on the top tier and the duck's bow. This is only the second one I have done, but I think it turned out great!
I like to keep them simple but still visually appealing since I really use it for decoration. I don't like to overload them with items, just a few cute little things here and there. I also hide a few things inside for Mom to find when she's taking it apart.
Note of advice: I always like to display my cakes on an actual cake stand to make it more prominent on the gift table or wherever you may be putting it.