How to Make Baby Nappy Cakes

Written by jeffrey brian
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Nappy cakes, otherwise known as diaper cakes, are versatile items at baby showers because they can double as a centrepiece decoration and a gift. Diaper or nappy cakes can be made with any theme in mind. Your mom-to-be will love it because they're adorable and she can use all the items on the cake to care for and entertain her little one.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • 58 Disposable diapers
  • Baby bath bottle product
  • Pizza tray or cake plate
  • 58 Small rubber bands
  • 4 Large rubber bands
  • 2 yards of ribbon
  • Tape
  • Stuffed animal or book
  • Pacifiers, rattles, toys

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  1. 1

    Unfold 58 diapers and roll each one from one end to another tightly. Place a rubber band around the centre of each diaper.

  2. 2

    Set a baby bath product bottle such as shampoo or lotion in the centre of a circular pizza or cake tray. Place five or six rolled diapers around the bottle. Wrap a large rubber band all the way around the diapers, with the bottle at the centre.

  3. 3

    Surround the diapers with another circle of approximately 10 to 11 diapers. Place a large rubber band all the way around these.

  4. 4

    Place another 15 or 16 diapers around this layer. Wrap a piece of wide ribbon all the way around this third diaper layer. Tape both ends of the ribbon down.

  5. 5

    Create a round clump of seven or eight diapers centred on top of the first layer. Place a large rubber band around these diapers. Surround with the remaining 12 or 13 diapers to fill out the layer. Make sure it still retains its round shape. Wrap a piece of ribbon around the layer and tape down to secure. It should now look like a two-tier cake.

  6. 6

    Create a small clump with eight diapers. Wrap a rubber band around these. Cover the rubber band with a ribbon and tape to secure, and place this clump of diapers centred on top of the other two layers of diapers. It should now look like a three-tier cake.

  7. 7

    Place a stuffed animal or book on top of the top layer of eight diapers. Attach pacifiers, rattles, toys and other baby items to decorate.

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