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29 Diaper Cakes Any Mother Will Adore to Receive ...

By Neecey

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.

Table of contents:

  1. Instructions for building a diaper cake
  2. Tricycle
  3. Owl
  4. Bassinet
  5. Diaper wreath
  6. Basket
  7. Boy theme
  8. Frozen
  9. Washcloth elephant
  10. Girl theme
  11. Boat
  12. Washcloth lollipops
  13. Bulldozer
  14. Puppy
  15. Pink damask
  16. Princess
  17. Baby carriage
  18. Flower arrangement
  19. Baby bath tub
  20. Diaper baby bottle
  21. Swaddle me
  22. Small
  23. Monkey
  24. Train
  25. Butterfly
  26. Going green
  27. Washcloth babies
  28. Rattle
  29. Sleeping baby

1 Instructions for Building a Diaper Cake

Via Crafty Chic's: 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.

2 Tricycle

Via Unavailable Listing on Etsy

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.

3 Owl

Via reserved for Kelsey- girls owl ...

And you can make all sorts of shapes.

4 Bassinet

Via 40 Ideias Criativas para Bolo ...

Make it ostentatious.

5 Diaper Wreath

Via baby shower

Or you could get a-round to making it this shape!

6 Basket

Via Baby Shower Diaper Cakes

There are various things you can use for the handle - a pool noodle, a foam tube, pipe lagging...

7 Boy Theme

Via Mustache Diaper Cake, Mini 2 ...

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.

8 Frozen

Via Gifts For Your Beloved: Click ...

Disney is always a good theme for diaper cakes.

9 Washcloth Elephant

Via Baby shower

Oh my! How cute is this?

10 Girl Theme

Via Simply This and that: Baby ...

Use your imagination for really girlie nappy cakes.

11 Boat

Via Scrub a dub dub

An easy and fun shape for a boy.

12 Washcloth Lollipops

Via Washcloth Lollipops, set of 5, ...

Use these on your cakes.

13 Bulldozer

Via Bulldozer Diaper Cake - 9990613 ...

Now that's what you call a cake for a little man.

14 Puppy


Build your cake around a cuddly toy and you can make the theme fit too.

15 Pink Damask

Via Unavailable Listing on Etsy

Or keep it simple but pretty it up with beautiful ribbons.

16 Princess

Via 10 Best Baby Diaper Cakes

Any mom will adore this for her little girl.

17 Baby Carriage

Via Electronics, Cars, Fashion, Collectibles, Coupons ...

Combine lovely fabrics, ribbons and flowers.

18 Flower Arrangement

Via Crafty Cornhusker

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

Via Bottle Shaped Diaper Cake

A sign of things to come.

21 Swaddle Me

Via Diaper Cake Swaddle Me Girl ...

Such a clever idea and it's all made from stuff for baby.

22 Small

Via Small - Diaper Cake

There's no need to feel you have to be showy and make a huge cake. Make a great little diaper cake.

23 Monkey

Via Monkey Diaper Cake, Jungle Baby ...

Now THAT is what you call clever.

24 Train

Via Choo Choo Train Diaper Cake ...

I don't think this would be too hard to create.


Via Beautiful BUTTERFLY Diaper Cake for ...

Cute and clever.

26 Going Green

Via Huggies - Pure & Natural ...

Use eco-friendly diapers and recycled ribbons for an environmentally-conscious mom.

27 Washcloth Babies

Via Unique Baby Shower Gifts - ...

Sure to be a hit.

28 Rattle

Via Rattle Diaper Cake - 9990595 ...

Made from diapers and receiving blankets.

29 Sleeping Baby

Via Boy Sleeping Baby Diaper Cake

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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