“A Little One Is Brewing” Baby Shower Diaper Cake
A perfect blend of so much sweetness wrapped up in this tea party diaper cake. I am so excited to share with you all the details of how you to can make this!
The cake circles pictured above are from Walmart with the measurements of 14 inch, 12 inch, 10 inch and 8 inch.
Once I began building my cake, I determined that I wanted to use all four sizes. I have attached the link to the cake circles from Walmart.
Every new mom will appreciate these diapers and for this cake all 160 diapers were used. Keep in mind that you can build this cake smaller with using less diapers and cake circles.
For the base of the cake this eucalyptus pick from Walmart was perfect. Just remove the leaves from the stem but do not remove each leaf. I will explain this further.
Each cake circle has a perforated circle in the middle. This a perfect way to maintain a symmetrical cake. Use a cake support dowel for the center of the diaper cake or you can also use a sturdy wrapping paper roll. For this cake the roll must be at least 30 inches in height.
Draw a line around the roll onto the cake circle as shown above. Remove the perforated center and cut out the rest of the hole with a razor knife. Careful not to make the hole bigger than your roll but enough to get the roll into the hole.
Place a ring of hot glue around the roll and place it into the circle. Allow this to dry.
The next step is attaching the eucalyptus leaves to the circle base. Hot glue each piece, overlapping as you go, making sure to cover the base. Notice the leaves are still intact.
As the leaves are drying begin rolling diapers.
After making several of these cakes, one learns to make it go a little easier. Quick tip: Use hair bands to keep the diapers tight as you build the cake.
Begin by rolling the waist of the diaper and ending with the butt so to give a clean edge. Place a rubber hair tie at the top to the diaper. Once the diapers are in place and secure, these bands will be removed.
Stack the rolled diapers beginning in the center of the cake working outward. Quick tip: Cut a piece of ribbon or curling ribbon as shown above which will allow stability to the diapers as more are placed. Believe me, picking up diapers off the floor is not fun.
Continue to fill the layer and tie the ribbon. If the ribbon or cake looks uneven, simply add more diapers in the center or slide some to the other side but make sure your ribbon is secure. This will not be removed. Place in the center of the diapers, the ribbon will cover it. The outer ties can now be removed safely as well as the inner ones if you choose.
Repeat the process for the next layers. Cut out the hole of the next cake circle to slide over the roll and place the circle on the layer beneath. Add the diapers, tie the ribbon, remove the hair ties and repeat again until all layers are complete.
The roll that is left uncovered at the top simply cover it with a piece of ribbon. The added space will be used and not seen.
Now that our diaper layers are complete it’s time to add the prettiness! All of the ribbon shown is from Hobby Lobby and let me just ask how adorable is this white rosette ribbon!
The main goal for the first layer of ribbon needs to be wide enough to cover a good portion of the diapers. As a reminder these diapers will be used for the little one so use straight pins to attach to the ribbon.
The second layer of ribbon can be hot glued to the first layer of ribbon. As shown above a bead of glue was placed on the back of each rosette and attached.
To attach the teapot to the top of the cake just thread a piece of ribbon through the handle and secure it to the roll. This will not be seen once the flowers are in place.
Quick tip: Hot glue the lid to the pot. Since this set is glass the glue can be removed later and used. Notice the plate under the diapers and glued to the plate. More info on this in the next step.
To secure the saucer to the cake hot glue a skewer to the bottom of the saucer. Carefully place the skewer between the layers of rolled diapers. Lift up a couple of diapers on the next layer and slide the plate in. Hot glue the cup to the saucer.
Begin placing the largest flowers from the bottom to top curving around the cake. Again, flower stems are placed between the flowers and not hot glued.
To add the plate and sauce to the top of the cake, simply place a bead of hot glue to the back of the saucer and attach to the top of the roll. Hot glue the cup to the saucer. Place flower picks to fill the gaps. Adding sprigs of lavender top the cake off.
The exact tea set used for this cake is from Target. Any glass tea set can be used.
The finishing touches is to add a few of the eucalyptus leaves and lavender around the flowers.
How sweet did this cake come out?
-As a reminder this cake can be made smaller just use less diapers. Only use hot glue on items that do not touch the diapers.
Every new mom will love this gift and will be a beautiful addition to the baby shower.
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Blessings to you,
“Restoration of Heart & Home”