Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I'll have a slice of diaper cake, minus the frosting...

I made a Diaper Cake! *front view*
*top view*

*back view*

So I am throwing a baby shower for my bestest friend and I made a super cool diaper cake for her. It's her present from me and it also doubles as a center piece. I had to show you guys, cause I can't show her for two more weeks and I am dying to show somebody! It was actually a lot of fun to make and I found tutorials on YouTube that were easy to follow. Although I am not very good at really following the directions, so I just got lots of good idea, and then sort of did my own thing. Like in the center I decided instead of building it around baby bottles to build it instead around two bottles of bath products for the mom and a bath pillow. So at some point she can hopefully take a nice long relaxing bath. The problem with this though was that I ended up having to add more diapers to go around the bottles which were bigger then baby bottles. In the end it worked out though. I'm really happy with the way it turned out, being as it's my first one. Now I am excited about making another one for my brother's girlfriend for her baby shower. There are clothes for the baby wrapped up in place of some of the diapers in the bottom layer and I rolled an outfit up and place it on the very top of the cake as the last layer. I added a baby rattle on the side. Then I rolled up baby wash clothes to look like candles, sort of, and baby socks and baby mittens to look like flowers, sort of. I say sort of because I wasn't completely satisfied with the way they looked in the end, but I stopped messing with them, because I really am to much of a perfectionist. I added a flower to the very top, just for fun. Tying the ribbon took quite a while and I didn't measure or anything so I almost messed up when I ran out of the big ribbon for the top layer. I had a short scrap piece left, and the last little bit of ribbon so I just used the two pieces, and two diaper pins. It would have been cuter if the top had looked like the other two layers but oh well. It's not super cheap to do, but it was about how much I would have spent on her gift anyways, and instead of putting it all in a gift bag, I turned it into a diaper cake. Plus if you are a deal shopper like I am, you can cut down on the price. I had been collecting stuff for her, for this diaper cake for a few months.
Anyways like I said it was a lot of fun to do, it didn't take to awful long, and I think they make a cute baby shower gift. I saw one at a different friends baby shower and knew I needed to try and make one. I sure hope she likes it!


Mama said...

It turned out super cute! I love diaper cakes! I just have never made one.
Is Ben having a baby???

Kat said...

Oh my gosh!!! That is so cute! You did a great job. I don't know if mine would turn out so well. So cute!!!

Lisa said...

Wicked cute...still can't figure out how you find the time to do everything you do!! :)