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linda0989
« on: September 17, 2010 06:28:35 PM »

My niece is having a baby shower on Sunday for her new baby Wyatt. She requested diapers since everyone is giving her clothes. I figured that a diaper cake would be a lot nicer than sticking a bow on a box of diapers. I have to admit, I thought it might be hard to make but it's definitely easier to make than decorating a regular cake. Here is the final result:



I used Huggies Pure and Natural diapers and used Size 2 since he outgrew newborn diapers after the first week.
I'm sure this is a cake that little Wyatt will get a lot of use out of in the future Smiley
Thanks to everyone who has put up tutorials and helpful hints on how to assemble these. I used a lot of advice from previous posts to make this. Thanks for the inspiration!
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jacksonrath4evr
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2010 07:09:08 PM »

the next baby shower i go to, im gonna make one of these, cuz its just so amazing
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Melmo44
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2010 09:27:20 PM »

That is one gorgeous diaper cake!
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linda0989
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2010 07:26:19 AM »

Thanks! I made it because I am too cheap to pay for one. That cake was around $95 (Canadian)- considering it cost me $45 including tax it was worth the effort.
If you are going to make one the easiest way is to use cake pans (clean of course) to help form the swirl shape. Otherwise you might need to have an extra pair of hands.
Good luck and post your pix when your done- I'd love to see it!
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pantsafari
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2010 11:04:11 AM »

beautiful cake! I prefer the look of the "swirled" diapers instead of the rolled. (thats how i make mine) But I have NEVER thought of using cake pans to help!! great tip. (and ive made...a lot of diaper cakes...I thought i had it down to a science! LOL)
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linda0989
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2010 06:51:52 AM »

Pantsafari,
Oh you will love the cake pan method! It makes everything perfectly round and so it's alot easier to keep everything together. It keeps the 'cake' tiers the same size as a real cake and the diapers stick out far enough to be able to tie them. You just turn them over and you have a perfectly flat top and even sides.
Swirled is the way to go... I figure it's a real pain for the mom to have to unroll all those diapers. It's supposed to be a nice gift not torture Wink
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pantsafari
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2010 02:40:44 PM »

My SIL just had a baby and someone gave her a HUGE diaper cake- all rolled diapers, and they were all rubber banded... HORRIBLE to take apart. we had to get scissors and be super careful not to cut the diapers or short rubber bands at anything while snipping them off. 
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Ch3rrie
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2010 01:06:15 AM »

That is really nice, Well done!!
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tojoyamoto
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2011 03:38:22 PM »

I LOVE this cake!  So modern and elegant!  Excellent job!
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