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Here’s another DIY (do it yourself) post on the blog! This is only my 2nd time to make a diaper cake, so I’m no expert! Diaper cakes are perfect for baby showers because they are part gift and part decoration. They are a lot easier to make than they seem. First, you’ll need a few things:

about 60-80 diapers size one or three.

I used 3 for this cake so the mom could enjoy her cake longer. I’ve used size ones before. It makes a smaller cake and the mom has to take it apart sooner. Also, you don’t have to get the expensive diapers, but I think they smell nice!

You’ll need 2 bottles for the middle of the cakes to support the diapers. I use two different sizes because of the height of the cake. Keep in mind any left overs that you don’t use on the cake can be given to the mom!

You’ll need a whole bunch of rubber bands!

Here’s how you start out making a diaper cake:

Wrap each diaper as tightly as you can starting with the front. I learned the hard way so I’ll share a little tip. Stretch the diaper out and roll very tightly. If you don’t the rolled up diaper will not look as neat.

Rolling the diapers is the most tedious part of making a diaper cake. Just keep on rolling!

These are the two different size bottles I used. This cake is for a baby girl so I chose pink!

For each tier of the cake, wrap diapers (messy part in) around the bottle. Use the tall bottle first and secure it to a 10 or 12 inch round cake board.

Secure each row with a rubber band until you have 3 rows. I start out with 7 in the first row.

Then build another tier on top of that. Place the shorter bottle on top of the tall bottle. The second tier will have only 2 rows.

Last, wrap the third tier around the top bottle. It will only have one row of 6 or 7.

Now decorate it in the theme of the shower or the baby shower! Use bows and ribbon to cover up the rubber bands.

Personalize it with the baby’s name!

This cake was a hair bow cake! You can take head bands and wrap them around the top tier.

Hope you have as much fun making a diaper cake as I do!

Have a great day!

Andrea