Diaper cakes (nappy cakes elsewhere) are fun, practical and beautiful. And for those of you wondering what a diaper cake is, it's not edible; it is a "cake" made out of diapers, along with lots of other baby accoutrements. From simple tiers to complex structures, there are lots of ideas for diaper cakes you can make as a gift for a baby shower, mom-to-be or new mom. You can stick to diapers and crafty items to dress them up or you can include all sorts of gifts for baby that mom will appreciate.
1 Instructions for Building a Diaper Cake
If you're new to diaper cakes, it's best to start with a good set of instructions for the basic structure. Click on the link, ladies. The tier structure is the simplest but as you'll see as you move through the ideas, the range of shapes is extensive.
Once you've got the hang of it, you really can make some a-maz-ing diaper cakes. If you can't find a pattern or tutorial to follow, sketch it out yourself.
And you can make all sorts of shapes.
Make it ostentatious.
5 Diaper Wreath
Or you could get a-round to making it this shape!
There are various things you can use for the handle - a pool noodle, a foam tube, pipe lagging...
7 Boy Theme
Choose your colors or traditional themes if you know the sex of the baby. I think this is a little masculine for a new baby boy but you get the idea.
Disney is always a good theme for diaper cakes.
9 Washcloth Elephant
Oh my! How cute is this?
10 Girl Theme
Use your imagination for really girlie nappy cakes.
An easy and fun shape for a boy.
12 Washcloth Lollipops
Use these on your cakes.
Now that's what you call a cake for a little man.
Build your cake around a cuddly toy and you can make the theme fit too.
15 Pink Damask
Or keep it simple but pretty it up with beautiful ribbons.
Any mom will adore this for her little girl.
17 Baby Carriage
Combine lovely fabrics, ribbons and flowers.
18 Flower Arrangement
What a fab-u-lous alternative to a diaper cake. Use real flowers or silk ones along with the diaper roses.
19 Baby Bath Tub
Customize a ready-made receptacle that's part of the gift.
20 Diaper Baby Bottle
A sign of things to come.
21 Swaddle Me
Such a clever idea and it's all made from stuff for baby.
There's no need to feel you have to be showy and make a huge cake. Make a great little diaper cake.
Now THAT is what you call clever.
I don't think this would be too hard to create.
Cute and clever.
26 Going Green
Use eco-friendly diapers and recycled ribbons for an environmentally-conscious mom.
27 Washcloth Babies
Sure to be a hit.
Made from diapers and receiving blankets.
29 Sleeping Baby
I'm in awe of creative minds that can envisage this and bring it to fruition.
Have you made a diaper cake or do you now have the inspiration you needed?
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