Wednesday, November 12, 2014

How to make a 3-tier Diaper Cake

How to make a 3-tier Diaper Cake  http://uTry.it

Yay, I made my very first diaper cake for a very special Baby Shower.  I think I could be just as exciting as the expecting parents, almost.  The theme for the Baby Shower was hot pink and leopard prints, so I made the diaper cake decorated to match the theme.  I hope the Mommy and Daddy-to-be are happy with this cake.  

How to make a 3-tier Diaper Cake  http://uTry.it


As I was making the diaper cake, I attempted to take pictures every single step of the way so that I can post a pictorial to share with you.  So, the key word here was “attempted”!  Somehow, I don’t know where some of my pictures went.  I’m such a terrible tutor!  I guess I must had been too excited and forgot to take some pictures!  Anyway, you’ll get most of the basic steps and techniques that you need to know to make this cake.  And I know you’re such smart learners that you’ll figure the “missing” steps out!   So, here we go…


1) Attach the paper tower roll, with a hot glue gun, onto the center of a cake board.  (The detail material list and sizes are at the end of the post.)

How to make a 3-tier Diaper Cake  http://uTry.it

2) Roll the diaper up tightly.


How to make a 3-tier Diaper Cake  http://uTry.it

3) Secured the rolled up diaper with a mini rubber band (place on the upper  one third of the diaper, you’ll know why in just a minute).  I used my Daughter’s Rainbow loom rubber bands, shhhhh….don’t let her know.  I promise I’ll return them in just a moment!

How to make a 3-tier Diaper Cake  http://uTry.it

4) Repeat step 3 for 59 times, because you’ll need 60 diapers all together!

How to make a 3-tier Diaper Cake  http://uTry.it

5) Place 6 rolled up diapers in the center, with rubber bands towards the top.

How to make a 3-tier Diaper Cake  http://uTry.it

6) Tie the diapers with a thin ribbon with a double knot.

How to make a 3-tier Diaper Cake  http://uTry.it

7) Remove the rubber bands!  Now, you see why you want to place the rubber bands towards the top, right?  See, I promised I’ll return the rubber bands, safe and sound!


How to make a 3-tier Diaper Cake  http://uTry.it

8) The picture above is the first layer or the bottom tier.  The second layer required 12 diapers to go around the first 6.  Repeat the steps in tiding up the diaper and removing the rubber bands.

9) Then, the outer layer of the bottom tier needs 18 diapers, to wrap around the second layer.  Again, tie with thin ribbon and remove rubber bands.

10)  if you’re still with me, we’re moving onto the 2nd tier.  Similar with step 5, just that we’re one tier up.  Tie those 6 rolled up diapers and secure them with a thin ribbon.  Then remove the rubber bands.

11) The 2nd tier only gets 2 layers of diapers only, and the outer layer consisted 12 diapers.

12) Finally, the top tier got the remaining 6 diapers.  Same steps, secured with a thin ribbon and remove rubber bands.


How to make a 3-tier Diaper Cake  http://uTry.it

13) Last but not least, I wrap around the middle of the 3 tiers with decorative ribbons.  They are secured with double sided tapes.

How to make a 3-tier Diaper Cake  http://uTry.it

14) Finally, you can add a paper flower, baby shoes, baby bottle, and pacifier, etc.  to decorate the cake.  I hope I didn't confuse you too much with my missing pictures pictorial.  I promise, I’ll make it up to you, somehow, in my future posts!  Wish the parents-to-be all the best with their new bundle of joy!

How to make a 3-tier Diaper Cake  http://uTry.it






Materials and tools needed for a 3 tier Diaper Cake:

60 (seize one) dispers
60 mini rubber bands
1 paper tower roll
1 14-inch cake board
a pair of scissors
thin ribbons for tying the diapers together
decorative ribbons
double sided tapes
hot glue gun
paper flowers (optional)
baby shoes (optional)
baby bottle (optional)

1) Attach the paper tower roll, with a hot glue gun, onto the center of a cake board.  (The detail material list and sizes are at the end of the post.)

2) Roll the diaper up tightly.

3) Secured the rolled up diaper with a mini rubber band (place on the upper  one third of the diaper, you’ll know why in just a minute).

4) Repeat step 3 for 59 times, because you’ll need 60 diapers all together!

5) Place 6 rolled up diapers in the center, with rubber bands towards the top.

6) Tie the diapers with a thin ribbon with a double knot.

7) Remove the rubber bands!  Now, you see why you want to place the rubber bands towards the top, right?  See, I promised I’ll return the rubber bands, safe and sound!

8) The picture above is the first layer or the bottom tier.  The second layer required 12 diapers to go around the first 6.  Repeat the steps in tiding up the diaper and removing the rubber bands.

9) Then, the outer layer of the bottom tier needs 18 diapers, to wrap around the second layer.  Again, tie with thin ribbon and remove rubber bands.

10)  if you’re still with me, we’re moving onto the 2nd tier.  Similar with step 5, just that we’re one tier up.  Tie those 6 rolled up diapers and secure them with a thin ribbon.  Then remove the rubber bands.

11) The 2nd tier only gets 2 layers of diapers only, and the outer layer consisted 12 diapers.

12) Finally, the top tier got the remaining 6 diapers.  Same steps, secured with a thin ribbon and remove rubber bands.

13) Last but not least, I wrap around the middle of the 3 tiers with decorative ribbons.  They are secured with double sided tapes.

14) Finally, you can add a paper flower, baby shoes, baby bottle, and pacifier, etc.  to decorate the cake. 

6 comments:

  1. You are so talented! This is a really sweet present.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Amy,
    This is adorable gift.
    Thanks for sharing the steps!
    mui

    ReplyDelete
  3. I think the mothers will hesitate to use the diapers because the cake is just too lovely to be taken apart.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Beautiful cake! The expecting parents will be ecstatic to receive this wonderful gift. You should make a video on how to make this cake. ^_^

    ReplyDelete
  5. Amy, This is awesome! Now I know how to make a diaper cake :D
    Thank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  6. You are so multi-talented, Amy! This diaper cake is adorable!

    ReplyDelete