Friday, March 11, 2011

How to Make a Diaper Cake

I used organic cotton diapers for my cake, but you certainly could use any kind that you like.

Start rolling the diapers from the top opening to the bottom leg part.

Secure each rolled diaper with a rubber won't be able to see them later....

I used a 10 cake circle to put the cake on...

start building up the diaper rolls from the center...use a large rubber band to secure it...

keep adding diapers until you have the size that you would like....

there we go.....Now fold a receiving blanket on the diagonal........

measure the width of your diaper and fold down, making a long skinny cover for the cake...
like this...see?
secure with another rubber band....don't use pins! you don't want anything that could poke the baby!

Start Embellishing...

you can add baby items by pulling out a few diapers and putting in wash cloths, baby hats, onesies...etc


See, its pretty easy to make a beautiful diaper cake on your own. If you'd rather buy one instead, makes some lovely diaper cakes.


  1. Great Job! Looks so cute! Now I just need to find someone to make a diaper cake for! Have a great weekend!

  2. Fantastic idea! Great step-by-step directions too.

    PS: Love the gender-neutral colors - so refreshing from baby pinks and blues.

  3. Thanks for the tip on the olive oil and sugar, I will definitely try that next time! Also, so jealous that you work for Goodwill, that sounds like so much fun!

  4. I made one following this tutorial for my girlfriend's shower this weekend and it came out amazing! I used a charger plate from Christmas Tree Shop as a base & made 4 tiers. It got so many compliments, the towels around the layers really give it a clean finished look. Thanks for the inspiration!