Diaper cake plays two roles, a great centerpiece and a gift for the mother to be.
You can buy a diaper cake or do it yourself.
|The theme of the baby shower.|
|The color scheme of the baby shower.|
|The number of tiers the diaper cake will have.|
Once you have decided on the above details, prepare the ingredients.
|60 Diapers newborn or stage 1 diapers (cloth or disposable).|
|Ribbon 1/4 inch wide.|
|Ribbon 1 inch wide, patterned to fit the baby shower theme.|
|60 small rubber bands.|
|6 large rubber bands.|
|One 8-oz baby bottle or one large bottle of baby lotion or empty cardboard roll.|
|One 4-oz baby bottle.|
|3 safety pin.|
|A cardboard or plastic cake platter.|
|Baby items - bibs, rattles, pacifiers, washcloths etc.|
|First tier - 36 diapers.|
|Second tier - 18 diapers.|
|Third tier- 6 diapers.|
Lay the diaper on the table and roll it up tight, start from the front of the diaper to its back, then place a rubber band around three quarters to hold it tight.
Tip: Roll the all diapers before you build the cake, try to give them a uniform shape.
|For the core of the cake take 8 oz baby bottle, place a rubber band around the button of the bottle.|
|For the first ring of the first tier take 6 diapers and place them around between the rubber band and the core itself then tie them all together with a string to keep them tight.|
|For the second ring of the first tier take 12 diapers, place a large rubber band around the first ring and repeat the same action with the first ring.|
|For the third ring of the first tier take 18 diapers and return the same actions.|
|For the second tier there are two rings with 6 and 12 diapers, build the rings on the first tier , repeat the same actions.|
|For the third tier there is one ring with 6 diapers, place the 4 oz baby bottle on the first bottle and again repeat the same actions.|
Tip: if you use a cardboard towel roll, cut a line on the center of it and put 3 rolled diaper inside.
This is the fun part where you should be creative, use your imagination to decorate your diaper cake.
|You can tie a wide ribbon or even receiving blankets around every tier with a safety pin.|
|Add baby items such us bibs, toys, wash cloths, baby hygiene products, pacifiers etc.|
|On top of the cake you can place a bow, pair of baby shoes or stuffed animals such as Winnie the Pooh, teddy bear, Elmo etc.|
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