I am joining in on Kelli's Show and Tell Friday. Visit her and enjoy all the treasures being shared.
Meet our daughter-in-law,Lisa, who is married to our son Ben. Ben and Lisa are expecting their first baby--a little girl on March 23rd! Our little grand-daughter's name will be Sophia.
Look what I "baked up" for Lisa's baby shower that was hosted at our home the weekend after Christmas.
I came across this idea visiting blogs, and thought it was really cute. I then googled "diaper cake", and watched several tutorial videos.
Here is the "recipe" for making a diaper cake;)
Items you will need:
One bag of newborn diapers (I bought a bag of 78 diapers) I used about 60 diapers for the cake.
Rubber bands (many, many rubber bands)
A base of 14" to 16" for the cake (I used a 14" glass cake plate and then transferred it to a cardboard for Lisa to take it with her) The videos recommend one from Wilton sold at Walmart.)
One empty paper towel cardboard cylinder
Small items to place inside the ribbon with the diapers for decorations: shampoo, socks, powder, hair bows w/clips, wash clothes rolled up into rosettes, lotion- this is where you can get creative- fill in with any little items you like. The bib on mine used up a lot of space, added color and drew the eye to its script of "Thank Heaven for Little Girls".
Hot glue gun and glue sticks for gluing the ribbon around each layer to hold the diapers together and hide the rubber bands.
How to Assemble the Cake:
In the center of the cake is an empty paper towel cardboard cylinder. This anchors the layers of the cake together.
Begin by rolling up diapers and wrapping the rubber bands around them to hold them closed. Start standing them up (pretty side out) on your base around the paper towel roll to form the bottom layer. When you have the bottom layer full, wrap the ribbon around the diapers and hot glue it together -taunt but not too tight. (To clarify- do not glue the ribbon to any diaper- glue the ribbon only to itself.) You will be adding your little gift items when the cake is fully constructed.
Add each layer of rolled diapers to form the number of tiers you want. When all the tiers of the cake are finished and ribbon is glued around each one, begin placing your little items around the cake, tucking them inside the ribbon. When I added the baby powder I removed one diaper and replaced it with the powder. Larger items will require this step, but be careful not to add to much weight on top of the diapers.
Little baby washcloths
Cute little Socks
The bunny on top fills in the hole where the diapers are taller than that cylinder. You could also use a large bow with flowing ribbon draping down the sides of the cake. This bow that I tied is attached to the head of the bunny with a straight pin.
Lisa is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside and we are so blessed that she is in our family. This was such a special day for a special young mom-to-be:) We love you Lisa!! You are going to be a great mom:)
Be watching for more pictures of the shower in the days to come:)
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