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
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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
- Stuffed animal or book
- Pacifiers, rattles, toys
Unfold 58 diapers and roll each one from one end to another tightly. Place a rubber band around the centre of each diaper.
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.
Surround the diapers with another circle of approximately 10 to 11 diapers. Place a large rubber band all the way around these.
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.
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.
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.
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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