Baby Shower Diaper Cake How-To

There's wedding season. And engagement season. But baby season? Seems like it around here, with homiey hosting a record number of baby showers lately. One of the cutest, and easiest, gifts to dress up any baby shower is a diaper cake. That's right - diapers - the one thing that any parent-to-be can't get enough of! See below for a simple how-to to create your perfect diaper cake :)

 Supplies first! It depends how large you want your diaper cake, but typically you'll need around 80 diapers. Use a variety of sizes - this helps you differentiate between your different cake layers, and also is just a good idea without knowing how big the newborn baby will be! You can use all-white diapers, or go with colorful ones for a more festive look. This cake also uses washcloths for the top layer - you can continue with diapers if you'd like, or use something else for fun (washcloths, bibs, swaddles, etc). You'll also need plenty of rubber bands, a piece of cardboard cut into a circle the size of your bottom cake layer (this makes it MUCH easier to transport your finished masterpiece), double-sided tape, ribbon, and some sort of decorative piece, like a toy or stuffed animal, for your cake topper.

Supplies first! It depends how large you want your diaper cake, but typically you'll need around 80 diapers. Use a variety of sizes - this helps you differentiate between your different cake layers, and also is just a good idea without knowing how big the newborn baby will be! You can use all-white diapers, or go with colorful ones for a more festive look. This cake also uses washcloths for the top layer - you can continue with diapers if you'd like, or use something else for fun (washcloths, bibs, swaddles, etc). You'll also need plenty of rubber bands, a piece of cardboard cut into a circle the size of your bottom cake layer (this makes it MUCH easier to transport your finished masterpiece), double-sided tape, ribbon, and some sort of decorative piece, like a toy or stuffed animal, for your cake topper.

 Now you're ready to get started! Roll all of your diapers (and other 'cake' materials) up, starting with the open end of the diaper. Secure each around the middle with a rubber band. It helps if you place the rubber band in close to the same spot on each diaper, so you can easily cover them up with ribbon later. Some diapers have a yellow line down the middle as a wetness indicator, and this can be very useful when attempting to position the band in the same spot.

Now you're ready to get started! Roll all of your diapers (and other 'cake' materials) up, starting with the open end of the diaper. Secure each around the middle with a rubber band. It helps if you place the rubber band in close to the same spot on each diaper, so you can easily cover them up with ribbon later. Some diapers have a yellow line down the middle as a wetness indicator, and this can be very useful when attempting to position the band in the same spot.

 Next, gather all of your biggest diaper size together to form the bottom cake layer. You'll need a large rubber band for this part. If you have a helper, have them hold as many as possible while you set the rubber band around them. If you're doing it solo, just put as many as you can inside the rubber band to start, and continue adding around the outside, Rubber bands are stretchy - don't worry!

Next, gather all of your biggest diaper size together to form the bottom cake layer. You'll need a large rubber band for this part. If you have a helper, have them hold as many as possible while you set the rubber band around them. If you're doing it solo, just put as many as you can inside the rubber band to start, and continue adding around the outside, Rubber bands are stretchy - don't worry!

 Repeat this process with your other layers!

Repeat this process with your other layers!

 Add decorative ribbon around each layer to hide the rubber bands. Double-sided tape works really well for this. As a final ta-da, add your fun topper at the tip of your cake and you're done!

Add decorative ribbon around each layer to hide the rubber bands. Double-sided tape works really well for this. As a final ta-da, add your fun topper at the tip of your cake and you're done!

 You got it! Get ready to amaze your friends and fellow baby-shower-goers with your fabulous creations!

You got it! Get ready to amaze your friends and fellow baby-shower-goers with your fabulous creations!

Mariah Cobbhomiey