Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Anatomy of a diaper cake


The anatomy of MY diaper cake. 

Why do I put it that way? Because each diaper cake designer (yes I said Diaper Cake Designer) has her/his own way of constructing a basket for the recipient to remember!

This cake is constructed in 3 tiers. 

Items used to construct this gift include:

47 diapers rolled and banded together with clear rubber bands
poster board
2 baby blankets
3 Onsies
1 tub of baby wipes
sample sized bottles of baby soap/lotions
1 (or more) yards of satin blue fabric
1/2 yard of sheer blue fabric
choice of flowers (I chose blue ones)
1 ceramic bear (this is a bank)
silver cake doilies in 3 different sizes (cardboard style)
Glue gun

Before starting my gift basket, I roll all of the diapers and cut the poster board in strips the width of the diapers. Then I form the circumference of each tier using my poster board and taping the edges, once my prep is complete I start on the bottom tier.

Each tier should be placed on the cardboard doily to give support on the bottom.

Tier 1 holds all of the weight to help anchor the diaper cake.  I placed the wipes in the center and then added about 23 (or more) diapers around the container. Add in a few of the travel size bottles of soap and lotion.  Shape and wrap with the poster board, cut a circle to place on the top to finish off the first tier.

Tier 2 contains two baby blankets (rolled), 13 diapers, travel size baby soap/lotion/powder, nose aspirator, and nail clippers.  Cut a circle to place over the top of this tier.

Tier 3 contains 12 diapers and 3 onsies.  Cut a circle to place over the top of this tier.  This is where your bear will sit on top of the cake.

Picture 4 shows each of the tiers stuffed with diapers, wrapped with the blue satin fabric.

Picture 4 shows each of the tiers laid out waiting to be stacked.  Using your glue gun, place a dab of glue on top of each circle (that was placed on top of the tier) then place the middle tier on top of the bottom.  do the same for the top tier.

Once all of the tiers are stacked.  I added ribbon of choice around each tier (using my glue gun) and then draped the flowers in a flowing pattern from top to bottom.  This cake was completed by adding the bear to the top.

and THAT!

is the anatomy of MY diaper cake design. 

I apologize for not having a complete set of pictures to show each step, but I was in complete design mode when I started this cake only to want to kick myself later for not documenting the steps for constructing such a beautiful design...

oh, next time..

Please! comment, ask questions, let me know your thoughts!

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