Baby Shower Gift Cake
A baby diaper cake is a fantastic gift for a baby shower! A good baby shower gift cake takes a much needed item (diapers) and transforms them into a spectacular display. By the time you finish “decorating” with a few token items, you've got an incredible gift the new family is sure to love. Here's how to make your own and save a bundle.
The Diaper Base
The first step in making a baby shower gift cake is to assemble the diapers. The bigger the cake, the better you need to assemble them. If you're not sure of your ability to make a towering cake entirely of diapers, then try this trick. Start with a box or stack of boxes, then line the outside of the boxes with the diapers and tie them together with clear string or fishing line. (If you glue them on, you might mess up the diaper and render it useless).
If you use a box base for your baby diaper cake, you have the advantage of making a huge, impressive cake for very little money. In fact, you can make a towering baby diaper cake with just one pack of diapers if you layer them over boxes! Another benefit is that you significantly reduce the chances of the whole thing falling apart on you at the last minute.
After you've got your diapers in place and the boxes, if any, are completely covered, it's time to decorate! Start with a wide, pretty pastel ribbon to circle each layer. This will help to hold things together and hide the string as well as provide decoration. Add a big bow on top and you've got your basic cake together, just like that!
To add rattles or other small toys use a dab of hot glue to attach them to the ribbon, not the diaper. (Put hot glue on the diaper and it may not be usable later). Make sure you use the glue on the label or another part of the toy that won't be damaged. Larger items may be positioned on top of one layer to lean against the next one and secured to the ribbon with a rubber band.
You can save money by getting these smaller items at dollar stores or by buying large packs and opening them to space them around the cake. Rattles, bottles, pacifiers, and baby booties are just a few top picks for baby diaper cake decorations.
The Final Touch
Top your baby diaper cake with a big bow and perhaps a gift card so the new parents can take care of a few last minute items. It's the perfect finishing touch on a truly fabulous gift!
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