How to Make a Baby Shower Diaper Cake

Last Updated on March 16, 2024 by Mary

When I am deciding gifts for new parents, practicality is of the foremost importance and a Diaper Cake not only serves as a centerpiece decoration at a baby shower but the additional diapers that the parents get come in handy. If you don’t know How to make a Baby Shower Diaper cake, do not worry because today I am sharing a detailed tutorial and ideas about making a diaper cake.

I am also sharing decoration ideas and if you think even that is not enough, I am sharing free printable cake toppers at the end of the page that will help you with the diaper cake decorations, but first let’s begin the tutorial.



How to Make a Baby Shower Diaper Cake

Supplies You Will Need to Make a Diaper Cake

  • A bag of diapers. You can choose any brand. Choosing a bigger size that is suitable for the baby at the age of 2 months will be ok as well. You will need 50 diapers in total to make a 3-tier cake.
  • A cake base
  • Large and small rubber bands.
  • Twine or String
  • Transparent tape
  • Ribbons
  • Small gifts like baby booties
  • A bottle for the center of the cake. I generally use a baby shampoo bottle.
  • Cake toppers and other decorations
  • A pair of scissors

How to Make a Baby Shower Diaper Cake

It is really easy to start assembling the diaper cake once you have gathered all the supplies. For this cake, I have used a cardboard cake base but you can also choose a cake stand, a big tray, or even a pizza base that is painted with gold spray.

1. Start Rolling Each Diaper and Secure it with a Rubber band

The first step is to roll all the diapers, make a sausage of all the diapers, and secure each diaper with an elastic rubber band. I generally roll the diaper from the top to the bottom as that gives a really clean look.

2. Start making the diaper cake by stacking the Diapers

How to make a diaper cake, start making the cake

Jumping to the next step is just this easy. Take the base, place the bottle that you have chosen in the center, and start stacking the diapers around it. I placed 29 diapers in this layer. I didn’t have a big rubberband so I secured them with a cotton string and simply tied it after placing the diapers in the place.

3. Keep stacking the diapers

Keep stacking the diapers till the 3 tier cake is made. I used 15 diapers in the second tier and 6 in the top tier.

How to Make a Diaper Cake, Step by Step Picture

How to Make a Diaper Cake, Step by Step

This is a step-by-step picture that will give you a clear idea of making the diaper cake and stacking all the layers.

How to Decorate a Diaper Cake for Baby Shower

How to Decorate a Diaper Cake

Now the fun part of decorating the diaper cake begins and the options are endless. You can use ribbons, twines, washi tapes, soft toys, fresh flowers, printables, baby supplies, and many many more objects to decorate the diaper cake. You can also hide the baby supplies in the tiers of diaper cake to surprise the new parents.

Below I am sharing a few ideas that I tried to decorate this diaper cake.

Baby Shower Diaper Cake Decoration Ideas

Here are some pictures to give you ideas about diaper cake decoration. If you are using the diaper cake as the baby shower party’s centerpiece, you have to keep the theme of the party in mind as well. You can keep the decorations budget-friendly or really extravagant, that is your choice. However, to help you with budget-friendly decorations, I am sharing 10 different free printable cake toppers here that you can download and print using a color printer.

Free Printable Baby Shower Diaper Cake Toppers

Here are 10 free printable sets of cake toppers that you can use to decorate your diaper cake. Just click on the cake topper sheet of your choice and the larger printable sheet will open up, you can print the sheet on cardstock. Cut the printed toppers around the edges stick each topper to a skewer and then place it at the top of your diaper cake.

I hope this tutorial helped you. You can have a look at some other tutorials by other people as well to get the best idea.



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