I've been seeing loads of diaper cakes at baby showers and some of them are to die for, so when I was asked recently to host a Baby Girl Shower, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I envisioned my diaper cake not only as a unique gift idea, but a centerpiece for the gift or food table as well. Now, I'm no awesome photographer, so I'm not going to even attempt to do a photo tutorial, but here is a link to an awesome tutorial done by the gals over at Our Best Bites.
Here are some of my tips though: I bought Target brand diapers because the patterns are the least distracting and the most likely to blend with just about any shower color/theme and I used a size 1-2 instead of the newborn because the larger size was easier to work with. Have someone there to help you roll. It was a good thing my mom just happened to show up while I was doing this because it needs four hands. I bought one more package of diapers than I thought I would need and ended up making the cake rounds a little larger and loved how it turned out! Oh and keep your glue gun handy to hold that ribbon in place.
Since I was hosting a baby girl shower, I decided to 'decorate my cake' in bows. It ended up being a great gift idea that nobody else had thought of, plus it was easy-peesy to just clip the bows all over the cake. You could, however, do all sorts of different things like pacifiers, rattles, socks, baby booties, etc. I even got to thinking how cute this would be for a baby boy to have a boy's diaper cake all covered in Hot Wheels or something like that.
Since the mom-to-be had already picked out a name, I picked up this super cute letter from Hobby Lobby as a 'cake topper'.
I got all of my bows, headbands, and ribbon from Hobby Lobby in the "Wearable Crafts" section.
Here is the finished product. I had it out as the centerpiece for the food and the OOHs and AAHs just went on and on. I got so many compliments and the soon-to-be Grandma just kept getting teary-eyed at the thought of dressing her little grandbaby girl in all these bows :)
LOVED making this little centerpiece and I especially like how it gifted so many usable items: diapers, bows, ribbon, decor...The mom-to-be and all the guests loved it!