Friday, February 25, 2011

Diaper Cake

I made this diaper cake for a friend who is throwing a baby shower. Diaper cakes are super easy to assemble.  There are a bunch of tutorials out there on the web, but here are a couple of instructions.

-You need about 1 1/2 packages of diapers (In this cake I used size 1).
-Start by rolling up each diaper from the open side of the diaper to the folded side of the diaper. Then put an elastic rubber band around each individual diaper. (The tiny plastic elastics you put in your little girl's hair. That you can find in clear plastic.)
-After you have finished rolling all the diapers then you are ready to assemble your cake. Take one diaper for the center of the layer and place six additional diapers around the center one. Place a normal rubber band around the layer to hold it together. This will be your smallest or top layer. To make your middle and bottom layer use the same method as the first just add another outer layer to each tier with a rubber band around each layer of diaper rolls.
-Next you get to decorate. I put ribbon around each layer to hide the rubber bands. Some people use double stick tape to attach the ribbon to itself. I used hot glue, being careful to only get the glue on the ribbon and not the diapers.
-For the topper the sky is the limit. Be creative! I've seen flowers, ribbon, or other baby related things.

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