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Jul 25, 2010

A CAKE LIKE NO OTHER

Who doesn't love cake? Well you are going to love this one. As part of our annual coffee group barbecue we were also congratulating the coffee shop owners who are expecting their third baby soon. I had so much fun making this diaper cake....yes a cake made out of diapers. It has been a lot of years since I have bought diapers. 
Here is what you need:
100 diapers (or more) 
cake tray or some sort of base 
2 chopsticks (optional) 
string 
double sided tape 
your choice of decorations for your theme

Start with 40-42 diapers and fan them around a large jar or container on your base.  Don't fuss yet as this is just start point. Just get them around the jar. 
I switched out the pickles for a peanut butter jar as it was a better size. When you get them all around there take some string and tie them quite tightly. A second pair of hands will come in handy a few times in this project

 Now you can start to adjust the diapers and space them out evenly. Round and round you go to get it looking nice. Now remove the container from the middle.
Take about 8 more diapers and roll them together and fit into the center of the first layer.

Take a piece of ribbon and tie it around the layer
covering the string. You can either tie it in a bow or use the double
sided tape to affix the ends together. Now for the next layer use about 28 diapers and fill the middle with 4 more diapers. The top row will take about 14 diapers for the round and fill it with 2 more. I put a chopstick in the center between the first and second layer and the another one between the second and third layer to help keep it all together. 

Wrap each layer in your various ribbons. Tuck in some pretty washcloths and some flowers or what ever you are using. Use double sided tape to attach the decorations and to close the ribbons if not tied. Make sure you don't stick anything to the diapers themselves or you will be ruining them. 
 Insert items evenly from side to side to keep the layers level. See how crooked the layers are here. Straighten out the ribbon layers too. It is now ready to serve.
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31 comments:

Kat said...

That is adorable Lori! Did anyone try to eat it? Thanks for the tutorial, this is such a cute idea for a baby shower. Sounds like you had a fun party! Kat

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cute! I've heard of these but never saw one, I'm sure those diapers will come in very handy!

Allison Shops said...

I had no idea diaper cakes took so many diapers to make! It turned out great.
Dropping by from Met Monday.
Allison
Atticmag

Sarah said...

I've seen these but have never made one. Thanks for the directions. This one is really cute! ~ Sarah

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Lori...I'm going to do this for Candace's baby shower on Aug 7th...Thank you so much for the instructions on these...LOve it my friend...Hope you have a GREAT week...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Sharlotte said...

This is precious! Thanks for the tutorial too, I've seen these before, but never knew how to make them!
Sharlotte

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I've seen lots of photos of these but never have seen a tutorial on one. Very interesting and it does take a "lot" of diapers but then babies take a "lot" of everything!!!
Thanks for visiting!!!

Denise said...

Love the cake, I've made one similar before and it turned out pretty cute :) THanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful evening.
hugs Denise

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Just wonderful Lori, what a fabulous job you did on it!
That is so funny, I just finished one of those for my Daughter's upcoming shower however I think your's is cuter!
Thanks for sharing!
Cindy

DesignTies said...
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DesignTies said...

This is so fun! What a great centre piece this would be for a shower party!!
Victoria

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

This is SO adorable! I wish ladies were making these when My kids were born... Thank you SO much for the instructions! I LOVE the colors you used...

Joycee said...

Beautiful! I'll have to save this post to remind me how to make this cute gift! Love the jar of pickles in the middle!!!

Patti said...

This is so sweet...great directions!

Laura said...

Well done! I like all the added flowers!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I have never seen one of these before, but how amazingly great they look when it is done. What a wonderful idea.

Jen

Sandy said...

Lori,
This is so darn cute!!! I have never seen anything like this! How fun!!!!! You did a great job! :):)

Greta Koehl said...

This brings back memories - I once gave one of these cakes as a baby shower gift - what fun!

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Wow, I love this! And, I am signing up
to follow your blog!
Thank you for sharing!
Have a good evening!
Leticia
www.msbinglesvintagechristmas.com

Joanne said...

That is fabulous and love the step by step. I will have to tell my son about S and Wife having #3 (still waiting for our #1)

Cheers

A Write Life said...

What a great idea. I love it.

Ali said...

That would be an amazing idea for a baby shower.

Sherry said...

Well that is the cutest thing I have ever seen. Such a smart idea. Thanks for stopping by.
Sherry

Tamara Jansen said...

That turned out AMAZING!

Amanda said...

that is priceless! what a creative idea - great job!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a cute idea, Lori! I thought the pickles and peanut butter were going in to stay! lol I hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

My Grama's Soul said...

Hi Lori......this is the cutest idea ever. I don't have any babies coming into my life anytime soon....but this idea will be stored in the vault should I ever need it.

thanks for stopping by to say hi......it is always great hearing from you.

Jo

MiMi said...

I LOVE diaper cakes...I've never seen em done quite like that, we always used just rolled up diapers, but this is awesome because you don't end up with a crinkly diaper!
And it looks really classy, too. I like!!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Hi Lori!
Thanks so much for stopping by! This cake is adorable!!! I will definitely put this in my "great ideas" file!
My daughter created the shoes with pieces of fabric...aren't they adorable!
If you win...I promise the napkins won't be pink!
Have a beautiful day~
;-D Kathleen

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

I've had this saed in my reader since this summer and I am just now getting around to commenting on this! You know if I am commmenting 6 months later I really liked this- such a cute cake and so appreciated I know! we love diapers!!

Barb said...

Wow That cake looks so nice, love the colors. What a wonderful calorie free useful cake! blessings~barb

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