Diaper cakes are a staple of baby showers. They are often used as a centrepiece or for decor as well as serving as a gift. A variation of the traditional, a beehive diaper cake is great for a Winnie-the-Pooh theme or any animal themed shower. Making the beehive diaper cake is similar to creating a regular diaper cake and doesn't require very much time or training.
Cut out a round piece of cardboard to serve as your base for the beehive. Make sure it's fairly sturdy and strong enough to hold a mass of diapers. The larger you make the circle the larger the beehive will be and the more diapers needed so take this into consideration when cutting out the base.
Lay a diaper flat and roll it tightly. Wrap a rubberband around the diaper roll. Repeat for numerous diapers.
Lay diapers on their side all along the outer edge of the cardboard base. Use double-sided tape to adhere these to the cardboard. Place some bottles of baby lotion or baby shampoo in the centre so that as the walls curve in further up the hive they will have something to lean against.
Add diapers in the centre around the bottles to fill the space entirely. Add another layer of diapers on top of the first layer but inward a little so it curves in. Continue to stack diapers layer upon layer using double-sided tape to hold them together until you reach the top and have a bell shaped top.
Decorate the outside of the shower cake with baby goodies such as pacifiers, rattles, toys and teethers. Add a bow to the top or stuffed bee toy as a "cake topper."
Hang the beehive diaper cake from a doorway, ceiling or fake tree for added effect.
Tips and warnings
- Hang the beehive diaper cake from a doorway, ceiling or fake tree for added effect.