How to Make a Diaper Cake

This cleverly constructed “cake” is a fun addition to any baby shower. Find out how easy it is to create a two-layer design, complete with pretty decorations.

By: Melissa Macron
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This cleverly constructed “cake” is a fun addition to any baby shower. It’s easy to create a two-layer design, complete with pretty decorations.

Photo by: Kendall Peters

Kendall Peters

Materials

  • baby diapers
  • rubber bands
  • scissors
  • ribbon, yarn or streamers
How to Make a Diaper Cake

How to Make a Diaper Cake

Start by gathering the materials. You’ll need: • baby diapers • rubber bands • scissors • ribbon, yarn or streamers to hide the rubber bands and decorate the “cake”

Photo by: Daniela Lukomski

Daniela Lukomski

Step 1

How to Make a Diaper Cake

How to Make a Diaper Cake

Next, roll up each diaper individually and secure with a small rubber band.

Photo by: Daniela Lukomski

Daniela Lukomski

Roll up each diaper individually and secure with a small rubber band. 

Step 2

How to Make a Diaper Cake

How to Make a Diaper Cake

Keep creating rolls until you have enough to form your tiers—we used 10 for our base tier and another five for the top layer.

Photo by: Daniela Lukomski

Daniela Lukomski

Keep creating rolls until you have enough to form your tiers. We used 10 for our base tier and another five for the top layer.

Step 3

How to Make a Diaper Cake

How to Make a Diaper Cake

Now, stand up the diaper rolls and secure with large rubber bands to create your two “cake” layers.

Photo by: Daniela Lukomski

Daniela Lukomski

Now, stand up the diaper rolls and secure with large rubber bands to create your two layers.

Step 4

How to Make a Diaper Cake

How to Make a Diaper Cake

Cover the rubber bands with your choice of ribbon or decorative trim.

Photo by: Daniela Lukomski

Daniela Lukomski

Cover the rubber bands with your choice of ribbon or decorative trim.

Step 5

How to Make a Diaper Cake

How to Make a Diaper Cake

Then, stack the completed tiers on top of each other to create your layer “cake.”

Photo by: Daniela Lukomski

Daniela Lukomski

Stack the completed tiers on top of each other to create your layer “cake.”

Step 6

How to Make a Diaper Cake

How to Make a Diaper Cake

Add the cake-topper banners and you’re done! Download the topper banners here.

Photo by: Daniela Lukomski

Daniela Lukomski

Add the cake-topper banners and you’re done! Download the topper banners here.

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