Making a diaper cake is one of the many creative things that my mom is great at, but I have never attempted. One of my friends is going to give birth sometime this month to a baby girl, so I figured it’s the perfect time to try making my first diaper cake. After gathering the “ingredients” at several stores including Macy’s for a bear-ear hooded jacket and Michaels for ribbons, I spent a day with my mom and sisters putting it together. Since my friend is a Pucca fan (a cartoon girl that lives in a small village who likes to steal kisses from a ninja boy named Garu), I decided to top the cake with a Pucca doll and incorporate Pucca’s black and red colors in the ribbons of the mostly baby pink cake. I also found fuzzy boots that look like a pair my friend has and some girly stuff like a brush, comb, and a rattle shaped like a purse! I had to add some Hello Kitty of course, even though the smallest HK socks I could find are for 6-12 months. Here’s how it turned out!
The picture below is a list of what I used to make the cake. This is also called a “recipe card” that says what “ingredients” went into “baking” the cake without having to disassemble it. I used a whole value pack box of 132 Size 2 Pampers Swaddlers Diapers. Since I had leftover diapers, I made an extra layer of “cake” for Pucca to stand on, giving the diaper cake a total of 4 layers. If you want to make a 3-tier diaper cake, a box of 83 Size 2 diapers should be enough. You can also use different sized diapers for each of the tiers or use a size other than #2 for the entire cake. Just keep in mind that the smaller the diaper, the more of them you need and vice versa.
I printed out this list and attached it inside of the clear cellophane that I later used to wrap the entire diaper cake. The picture below on the left is the final result! The picture on the right is a diaper cake my older sister made for one of her friends that’s giving birth to a baby boy — I just had to post this picture, because I thought the baby butt cream she put on the cake was a cute and funny ingredient.
Diaper cakes also make great centerpieces for baby showers, because they are very eye-catching. I had some people even mistake mine for an actual cake haha Making a diaper cake is definitely more time-consuming than just buying a gift, but it’s a great way to add personal touches and give a unique and memorable gift.