Here is a little tutorial on the diapercake that I made for the Baby Shower. If you haven't taken a look - make sure you check out the tablescape, Food, drinks, favors and my favorite - the dessert!
You start buy buying a big box of diapers. This was a case - I believe there were 149 in the case (the cake only has 148 - my SIL's dog ate one!) These were size 1 I believe.
To wrap them (sorry I don't have a picture of this my SIL was wonderful enough to wrap all of them!) You keep the diaper folded as it comes out of the package. Fold from the opening side to the closed side - so you don't have the flaps on the outside. Then rubber band them together.
So when I got them - they were all rolled in bags. So I started to assemble.
I just started grouping them - no rhyme or reason to them. Once they were in a bundle - I took a large rubber band and put it around all of them - then filled it out with more diapers till it had the look I wanted.
Here is my next layer:
Then it starts getting bigger and bigger. At this point you can either do small section with rubber bands - or use a ribbon - I used ribbon to secure them all together when they got big enough.
Here is my biggest section. I would actually recommend starting with the base - get it how big you want it - and then tier it down from there. I put the ribbon around, and then just started shoving as many extra diapers I could so they wouldn't move.
Then came the decorating part - I kept mine very simple. You can go more decorated - there are tons of awesome ones out there with toys and stuffed animals. But - it gets REALLY expensive - really fast! Unless it is your gift - I would keep it simple.
I had ribbon downstairs. I took a fat satin ribbon - and a thinner but coordinating cotton ribbon - and just used glue dot's to keep them together. At the ends I ended up using red sticky tape - much better to keep things stuck together - especially on satin.
Then I stacked them on top of each other - put the ribbon all the way around - and topped it with rolled roses from the extra satin ribbon I had left over. Next to it on the right is the handmade invitations I sent out to family - it coordinates well with the diaper cake - don't you think!
You can see the ribbon looks like it is falling off - the night before the shower - I went around with the red sticky tape - and made sure all the seams were looking good - and when I put it on the dessert table - I had all the seams facing the back.
Here is how it looked with all the desserts.
I have seen cakes that use rods keeping the cake together - but - I kept it super super simple - they are just resting on top of each other. It wasn't moving around a lot - and she is just going to unroll the diapers anyways - so this was super simple. It really was just the cost of a case of diapers, and about $5 in ribbon.
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