How to Sell Diaper Cakes and Make Extra Income

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How to Sell Diaper Cakes and Make Extra Income
Diaper cakes are designed to look like wedding cakes. (Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images)

Selling diaper cakes online is a great way to earn some extra income. Diaper cakes are shaped like a real cake, but they are not edible. A diaper cake can be used as the centerpiece for the baby shower or as a welcome gift for the new mom. The main ingredients of a diaper cake are diapers. Baby bottles, receiving blankets, teethers, baby clothes, and other useful items are some of the ingredients used in decorating the diaper cakes. Selling diaper cakes can be a great part-time or full-time business because there will always be a demand for baby gifts.

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Things you need

  • Diapers
  • Cake pans
  • Curling Ribbon
  • Online sales account
  • Paypal account
  • Craigslist account

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    Learn how to make diaper cakes before you start to sell them. There are two ways of making a diaper cake. One way is the candle rolled style. With this style, take each individual diaper and roll it up like a candle stick. Place a rubber band on each diaper to hold it together. The other style is the spiral boutique diaper cake. Stack the diapers on top of each other until you have your cake pan full. Tie a piece of white curling ribbon or any clear ribbon around the entire layer to hold it in place. The correct size and tiers of your diaper cake can be made using a 6-inch, 8-inch and a 10-inch cake pan. The bottom layer will consist of about 30 diapers, the second layer, approximately 16 to 20 diapers, and the top tier, about 5 to 6 diapers. Decorate your cake to your desired look. You can make two-tier, three-tier, four-tier, or five-tier diaper cakes.

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    Make a list of all your materials, including cost of each, used to build your cake. This will allow you to establish a price for your cakes.

  3. 3

    Open an online sales account. Register for a new account on a website such as Enter all of your information and choose a user ID name.

  4. 4

    Open a PayPal account so that you can safely and securely receive your payments from customers.

  5. 5

    Advertise your business. Place ads in your local paper and on Craigslist. Place fliers in your local grocery stores and churches to help get your name out there. Make business cards; create brochures and fliers containing all your contact information and include these with every diaper cake you sell.

  6. 6

    Start selling diaper cakes and make extra income.

Tips and warnings

  • Build your diaper cakes with high quality baby items. This will increase your sales.
  • Don't use inferior ingredients that might be made from toxic materials.

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