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Baby Diaper Cake Tutorial For Diaper Shower

Every diaper baby shower needs a diaper cake! If you’re wondering how to make a diaper cake, this baby diaper cake tutorial is for you. You’ll be shocked how easy it is to make your own.

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A while ago I shared all about the Donuts & Diapers Baby Sprinkle I threw for my sister. It was so much fun and the decor turned out so cute!! Since it was a diaper baby shower, we definitely needed a diaper cake.

I was shocked how easy to was to DIY a baby diaper cake. I had seen them before at baby showers and my sister had even made me one for my shower a couple years ago. It came together so quickly!

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Supplies for baby diaper cake:

Rolled diaper tied with a rubber band

Step 1. Roll diapers.

Roll up each diaper from the top to the bottom and secure with a rubber band. The bag of rubber bands I got had three different sizes (color coded based on size). The blue ones were the smallest rubber bands, so I used those for the individual rolled diapers.

This is really the most time consuming part of making the baby diaper cake, but I’d recommend turning on some good TV and grabbing the diapers and rubber bands. It didn’t end up taking as much time as I thought it would though.

Rolled up diapers with rubber bands for tiers on a diaper cake

Step 2. Make bottom tier of diapers.

Now the baby diaper cake making begins! Start combining the diaper together in a large round tier (just like a cake!). For the bottom tier, I first made the middle section of the circle by putting together groups of three diapers rubber banded and then started making a large circle by pushing them all together.

I put one of the largest rubber bands around the grouping and continued just adding in individual rolled up diapers until it was a good size. I used approximately 48 diapers on the bottom tier.

Rolled up diapers tied to together with a rubber band for a tier on a diaper cake for baby shower

Step 3. Make middle tier of baby diaper cake.

The middle tier came together much in the same way as the bottom tier, but combining the rolled up diapers in a round shape and putting a large rubber band around them to hold in place. There are approximately 26 diapers in the middle tier.

Small top tier of baby shower diaper cake. Diapers have been rolled up and put together with rubber bands

Step 4. Make top tier of the diaper cake.

You should have the general gist by now. Put the rolled up diapers in the round shape and rubber band together. There’s about 13 diapers on the top tier.

Cake looking structure made from rolled up diapers tied together with rubber bands

Step 5. Stack three tiers of diaper.

All I did to build the diaper cake up was simply stack the three tiers on top of each other. There wasn’t any other support needed.

Teal and white polka dot ribbon laying on table with straight pins

Cutting teal and white polka dot ribbon around a diaper cake for baby shower

Attaching teal and white ribbon to diaper cake with straight pins to cover up rubber bands

Hot glue to attach teal and white polka dot ribbon to diaper cake

Step 6. Cover rubber bands.

To cover up the rubber bands on the tiers, wrap a piece of ribbon around the rubber bands and attach with straight pins. Repeat on all three tiers.

Decorative straws in the top of the diaper cake to make a topper

Paper donut taped to straws in the top of a cake made from diapers for a baby shower gift idea

Step 7. Make topper for baby diaper cake.

This is the fun part! You can design a topper for your cake to fit with whatever theme you’re doing for your diaper baby shower. You can print out a design and then just tape it to some decorative straws. The straws just slide in the top tier of the diaper cake.

Diaper cake with blue and white ribbon accents and donut topper sitting on a table with a bright pink tablecloth

I, of course, was doing a Donuts & Diapers Baby Sprinkle Shower….hence the donut topper. If you’re looking for something similar, have no fear. I’m giving away those donuts as a free printable. Just hop on over to this post to download them.

3 tiered diaper cake with polka dot ribbons sitting on pink table

See! I told you guys it was super simple to create a diaper cake! You can easily make your own diaper cake for the next baby shower you host or attend.

The mama-to-be will be thrilled to receive such a cute and PRACTICAL gift because sooner, rather than later, she’ll be flying through the diapers! Just follow the simple steps in the this tutorial and create a fun topper to decorate the cake! 

3 Tiered Baby Shower Cake made from diapers with a paper donut topper and blue and white ribbon sitting on a pink table

Picture of three tiered diaper cake with text overlay on each tier showing how many diapers are used on each tier

Photo of colorful baby diaper cake with a paper donut topper with teal and white ribbon with text overlay on top that says how to make a diaper cake

What kind of topper would you put on your diaper cake??

Let me know in the comments below!!


How To Make A Baby Diaper Cake

How To Make A Baby Diaper Cake

Yield: 1 3-tier diaper cake
Active Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $30
Every diaper baby shower needs a diaper cake! If you’re wondering how to make a diaper cake, this baby diaper cake tutorial is for you. You’ll be shocked how easy it is to make your own.

Materials

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Straight pins

Instructions

  1. Roll diapers and secure with rubber band.
  2. Make bottom tier of diapers and secure with large rubber band (approximately 48 diapers on bottom tier)
  3. Make middle tier of diaper cake and secure with rubber band (approximately 26 diapers on middle tier)
  4. Make top tier of diaper cake and secure with rubber band (approximately 13 diapers on top)
  5. Stack three tiers of diapers.
  6. Cover rubber bands with ribbon attached with a straight pin.
  7. Make topper and attach with decorative straws.

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