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It's Not a Baby Shower Without a Diaper Cake!
Saved 4/15/08 to Baby Shower Tips and Pics

Bedrest Bash: Diaper Cake Decor

I love the idea of a diaper cake. Unfortunately, I don't like the price they charge for them. So I put my creative juices to work and crafted my own. Making the cake allows you to personalize it to suit the mama–to–be.

To see how to make a diaper cake,


Supplies you will need:

  • Diapers (I try to find plain ones so the colors won't clash too much)
  • Tulle fabric
  • Ribbons (different sizes and colors)
  • Scissors
  • Tape (optional)
  • Cake platter
  • Cup (can help hold diapers in place)
  • Bottle
  • Candy
  • Extra doo-dads, like pacifiers, onesies, etc.

Check out the gallery below for a step–by–step how–to on making a diaper cake.

*For extra decor, buy some helium-filled balloons in the same colors and fill the room with the hovering pieces.

GibiWan GibiWan 8 years 4 days
I personally find it easier to fan the diapers than to roll them. I made six cakes as centerpieces in less than two hours using this method. Photobucket
foxgirlie04 foxgirlie04 8 years 3 weeks
I am sooo gonna try this!
sofi sofi 8 years 6 weeks
gypsyjewels- that is gorgeous. Fantastic job!!!
Sk8nBree Sk8nBree 8 years 6 weeks
This looks fantastic! I can't wait to try it out!
thuystarr thuystarr 8 years 6 weeks

i made this ysterday for a baby shower on saturday

thuystarr thuystarr 8 years 6 weeks
I just made my own diaper cake yesterday!! ha ha and it looks like we used the same diapers! the bottom layer is the same as my second layer

Moms Moms 8 years 6 weeks
Beautiful cake gypsysjewels!
GypsysJewels GypsysJewels 8 years 6 weeks
I made one for my sisters baby shower, everyone loved it Diaper Cake
babysugar babysugar 8 years 6 weeks
StepMom1, It depends on how big you want to make your cake. My cake ended up a pretty good size and I think I used about 70 in all - sizes 2 and 3. Good luck with it! I've made a few of these and they get easier with time. Only took me about 30 - 45 minutes to make this one.
partysugar partysugar 8 years 6 weeks
This looks great, perfect for a party!
Beauty Beauty 8 years 6 weeks
I didn't know this sort of thing existed, but it's super cute!
Annika2494003 Annika2494003 8 years 6 weeks
So cute!!! I love it! Great colors too!
StepMom1 StepMom1 8 years 6 weeks
This looks SOOO CUTE,,, But how many diapers should I buy? How many go on the bottom, the middle layer and how many on the top?
jennytrauma jennytrauma 8 years 6 weeks
i wish i would of taken a picture of the one i made two years ago for my friend. this is definately going to be my permanent gift for every babyshower i go to. it takes some time but i really love doing it. maybe do it as a side job.
GirlC GirlC 8 years 6 weeks
This is great - thanks for the photos. I wish I had rec'd diapers at my shower. I seemed to get a lot of hats and the baby is coming at the end of April!
ineasley ineasley 8 years 6 weeks
I too have been seeing these at baby showers for the last few years. But I'm lazy so a gift off the registry will do for me!!!
glynislily glynislily 8 years 6 weeks
My sister and I have been doing this for years. They are actually really fun to make so I will never understand why people would run out and buy one already made. In my experience if you have a hard time with the diapers staying folded, NEVER use tape that will mess up the diapers. I use those clear outchless ponytale holders. They work wonders!
sofi sofi 8 years 6 weeks
What a fantastic centerpiece. If only I thought of this last year when I threw two baby showers...
angelik416 angelik416 8 years 6 weeks
You can also wrap onesies around the outside of the diaper to make it look like an actual cake. I've ordered cakes from this place when I didn't have time to make one. Both had been beautiful, and they let you "build" it yourself in terms of accessories:
celeb_obsessed25 celeb_obsessed25 8 years 6 weeks
I can't believe how popular these have become. We've (myself, mom and sis) have been making these for people for a few years now. I can't belive people actually sell these as well. It's a bit time consuming but it's definetly worth the time because people appreciate it in the end :)
Aimeelo Aimeelo 8 years 6 weeks
onesies work just as well for this too. My cousin had twins and we knew she was gonna need LOTS of them. So we made her a onesie cake.
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 8 years 6 weeks
That is so cute. And what is the price of it?
kikidawn kikidawn 8 years 6 weeks
This is simply awesome!! BTW gorgeous ring :)
Moms Moms 8 years 6 weeks
I'm going to do small ones as table center pieces for a shower I'm throwing. Such a great idea babysugar!
AujahAcorn AujahAcorn 8 years 6 weeks
Ooo nice. might do this for next baby shower.