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Diaper cakes make beautiful baby shower gifts or centerpieces. These are instructions on how to make the beautiful spiral shaped diaper cakes for baby showers. They do not use any adhesives or elastic bands inside the cakes and are very easy to make.


Supplies Needed To Make Diaper Cake:

All ingredients can be found at Craft Stores such as Hobby Lobby, AC Moore or Wal-Mart

Diapers Of Your Choice (25-30 diapers per tier)
Cake Pans In The Same Size As Cake Tiers
Standard Sizes For Tiers Are 12", 10", 8"
3 Large Rubber Bands
Cardboard Cake Tray (12")
Ribbon (4 yards for 3 tier cake)
Tulle Or Cellophane (3 yards)

Step 1: Place Diapers In Sturdy Cake Pan

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Use a sturdy cake pan in the size you want and place a handful of diapers inside.
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crochetjuju6 years ago

follow the instructions to make the layers the use 2 cake plates and 4 columns to separate the tiers.( cake plates can be bought at Michaels or any where that sells cake decorating supplies)

indred1 year ago

This is really nice tutorial. I make professional diaper cakes myself. You can see my work at www.qbabyshowering.com

Thanks for the tutorial! I am also a professional diaper cake maker and use mailing tubes glued down to the cake base for a sturdy construction. This will withstand the cake is you need to ship. A nice finished look instead of using glue for adhering the ribbon is to tie the ribbon in the back.



JennyWatson2 years ago
Whatever may be the thing regardless I can say that this is one of the best theme for a baby shower program. The boutique concept is a natural and good concept. Hope the party would have been great. Baby Shower party is one of the best memorable moments for the mother-to-be and also for the family. These themes will also be required in the future for any Baby Shower program.
so creative, so nice.
ohdacute3 years ago
awww, i wish a saw these free instructions earlier...i actually bought a video lol! if you spread out the diapers a little bit more, you'll use less. i only use 70 diapers for a 4-tier cake. costco sells the big bix with 210 inside, so you can make THREE cakes!
abby19833 years ago
Your diaper cake is absolutely gorgeous. Its not exactly a 5 tiered diaper cake, its a 6 tiered diaper cake! Only one of the tiers is lifted without diapers. Do you have instruction on how to make a diaper cake like this? Thanks
kurrie757 years ago
THANK YOU SO MUCH! these instructions were great and helped me make a great cake for my friend. I think this method is much nicer looking than the individual rolled look and it saved me a ton of dough on buying one! I am sure I will be making tons of these in the future! Check out my pic!
Thats a really really cute diaper cake! Making a diaper cake this way is easier than rolling diapers. When I first started rolling diapers, it would take   a pretty long time. Since once your roll each diaper, you have to place it around the cake.

I started making diaper cakes with your method and you can view them on my site.

Do you actually eat it?

By the way, really nice job.
Thats funny you should say that and it doesn't matter if your joking or not because every girl I met knows exactly what a diaper cake is. Whenever I mention diaper cakes to a guy, they look clueless. It has to be a gender thing!
gingerdazy3 years ago
Thank you soooo much for posting this. The instructions were very easy to follow. It used to take me forever to make a diaper cake. You have saved me a ton of time. And I think this version looks prettier too. Thanks again!
I've made two diaper cakes with the "individually rolled" method (actually I took pics and have been meaning to post an instructable). But this method looks easier so I will try it for my next one, and in the hole that is left in the middle, I would put something that goes through all three layers to hold them together, for instance a baby car sun-shade. Also, I would decorate the outside with cute little baby goods.
I too was sent many times over to the buy the video site. Thank you for sharing. It is so appreciated. Many Blessings Mom of three daughters. Natursteinplatten verfugen Fugen versiegeln Naturstein imprägnieren
guys, any idea how i can make a cake out of sanitary pads, I want to make a mommy to be a cake like this made of maternity pads, regular pads and disposable underwear and put all the stuff a newly mom would need when she goes to the hospital to give birth like Personal Hygiene items a such as Lip Balm, Socks for mom, nursing pads, tooth brush, tooth paste,deodorant, a brush and comb, and a hair band or barrettes, . Please help, !!!
lovecakes4 years ago
Here's my question, how do you keep all the tiers together, using this method? I see that you can put something in each individual tier. But, how do you keep the cake together if each tier is separate?
I was browsing myself and came across the website. The layers just sit on top of each other usually. Secure each layer with the ribbon bow, or make it flat by hot gluing the ends of the ribbon. Shelley
You can use many things in the middle to hold the layers together. The simplest thing to me is any empty paper towel roll. I put rolled up diapers inside it to re-enforce it. You can also use a baby bottle or bottles of soap, lotion, or powder. OR like others have said you can put a blanket thru the middle of the layers. You can also use a doll rod. Hope this helps.
You can use many things in the middle to hold the layers together. The simplest thing to me is any empty paper towel roll. I put rolled up diapers inside it to re-enforce it. You can also use a baby bottle or bottles of soap, lotion, or powder. OR like others have said you can put a blanket thru the middle of the layers. You can also use a doll rod. Hope this helps.
I like the scalloped look, too.....but always feel it looks better without curling ribbon. Grosgrain and satin are nice. You want the diapers to be visable....not hidden underneath all that ribbon!

As far as the hole in the middle of a diaper cake....the bottom tier should be packed TIGHT with diapers to make the entire cake stable. Thread a receiving blanket through the hole of the top tiers (but it should still be tight with diapers) and have a bear or other plush animal hug it up on top (diaper pins help with making the animal hug the blanket!)

I am a professional diaper cake maker.....and the red and yellow cake that was posted looks VERY nice.

-Diaper Cakes by Becca
I wanted to know how do you hold the spiral boutique diaper cake together once you have completed all three tiers.
You can use many things in the middle to hold the layers together. The simplest thing to me is any empty paper towel roll. I put rolled up diapers inside it to re-enforce it. You can also use a baby bottle or bottles of soap, lotion, or powder. OR like others have said you can put a blanket thru the middle of the layers.
This is absolutely adorable! I don't have a single crafty bone in my body so I ordered one from http://www.babycakesdiaperbakery.com. They were so inexpensive and absolutely adorable!
Me either! I got a wonderful customized cake from http://www.raquelsbabycakes.com and it was awesome! I couldn't be happier!
It’s nice to see people place effort into their posts, nicely written.
You can see more diaper cake examples on How To Make A Diaper Cake.
I've found it searching on Google about some diaper cakes examples and pictures. It's a nice website.

billien7 years ago
diapers as food!!, it sort of makes me feel all yucky. Someone made mini diapers to hold party favours, peanuts was his choice of filling. Some one else made a heat pack out of a unused diaper, I pity the person who finds the forgotten diaper heat pack in the work microwave, I just can,to get past the fact that they are used for holding poop :) By the way very creative way to package a present. I wonder if the concept of the diaper cake start off as a piece of modern art. One other piece of useless information; we call a diaper a nappy where I come from,disposable nappies are what we call the ones you use in your cake. I have heard that nappy it is a racist term in some places
Nappy is a description of a hair texture.  Some consider Nappy a compliment, others try to make people with Nappy hair feel inferior, I am like really it's only hair! Nappy is natural. In the USA there are also 2 meanings that I know of for the word nap.   I love this instructable for someone that is reluctant to make a gift like this because of all of the diaper rolling.
JRob7 years ago
Thank you so much for posting this to the web. I really like this technique better than the individually rolled diapers. I think it looks much nicer and I would imagine the rolled diapers are a pain for the mother receiving the gift. I noticed that someone is trying to make a profit by selling a video online for $14.95 and I also noticed that people who have bought it have been asked not to tell others how it's done but to recommend buying the video. Right now, the economy is tight and so is my family. So I searched high and low for these instructions and so far you are the only one who has shown others how to do this for free. For me this is a blessing! Thanks so much for sharing it with me!!!!
SewSassy1 JRob5 years ago
This the technique I use.  It a softer look, the diapers don't have to be handled as much and I actually use less diapers for the whole cake.
kholleyman5 years ago
Just got done doing my "cake".  Thanks for the instructions.  It helped on some areas that I was having difficulties!
Sele19815 years ago
Very nice article! Thank you for sharing it!

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crochetjuju6 years ago
does anyone know how many diapers to start out with on the cake that has 6 layers and the dowel in between the three layers. it is the cake picture that says io1 things to do with a cake javanta7@hotmail.com thank you
poohmama7 years ago
OMG!!!! How do you make this BEAUTIFUL cake? Thanks
bakemeacake (author)  poohmama7 years ago
This is a "rolled diaper cake." You just roll each diaper up and secure with a rubberband. Then use the diapers as "building blocks." Put a large ribbon around each tier to keep diapers together. Use real cake pillars and trays from a craft store. You can not move this cake...you have to set it up where you want it to stay. : ) Feel free to visit my diaper cake blog at http://www.simplydeliciousdiapercakes.blogspot.com
do you know where i could get the instructions for the big 6 layer diaper cake on thi site. please e-mail to javanta7@hotmail.com
I want to attempt to make this beautiful work of art. Can you tell me what size diapers, how many per layer, does the brand of diaper make a difference? What size cake pillars? Do you have a more clear picture that I could look at. I want it to be just like your piece of art. I am so excited, I can't wait to get started. Thank you , thank you, thank you!
bakemeacake (author)  poohmama7 years ago
Hi, please email me...mrseric@juno.com
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