Monday, January 17, 2011

Diaper Cake

Last weekend I hosted a baby shower for my brother and sister-in-law. It was fun and I wanted to share with you the diaper cake that I made for them.

Materials:

- diapers
- rubber bands
- wash cloths
- 1 onesie
- cake stand and plate
- 1 8 inch cake pan
- 1 12 inch cake pan
- ribbon, about 4 yards of whatever color you will be using.


Here are the materials that I used. Can you tell which gender this is for?


Pictured above are the the top and middle tiers. Sorry I forgot to take a picture of the bottom tier. For the middle of each tier I opened up a diaper and completely rolled it up and then secured it with a rubberband. Okay next for the top tier I fanned out 6 diapers and spiraled them around the middle diaper. Then I secured them with a rubber band. For the middle tier I repeated the top tier and then used the 8 inch pan and fanned out the diapers around the first 7 diapers. Repeat the first 2 tiers for the bottom only you will use a 12 inch pan and much larger rubberband.

For this next step I didn't take a picture but it's pretty self explanitory. I didn't like the way the white cake stands looked so I got some green spray paint and painted it. Ahh, much better. :)

While the paint was drying I tied the ribbon around the diaper layers.

Once the paint dried I started to stack the layers, just like a real cake. Looking good!


Okay for this next step I really wish that I had taken a picture to show you, but it was kind of an after thought as I was displaying the cake on the table. What I did is I took a few coordinating wash cloths that I had bought, orginally to put into a gift bag, but I opened then up, took a wash cloth folded it diagonally, then rolled it up. Next I twisted it to create a flower and then tucked the end into the middle and pulled it out and viola I had a flower. I did that a few more times and also repeated it with the onesie.


The finished product! What do you think?! If you haven't already guessed they are having a boy and I'm really excited for them!

P.S. I've linked up this tutorial to Craft-O-Maniac.



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