Diaper cake ideas

Diaper Cake Ideas

Diaper cake ideas make great baby gifts, and cute baby shower
centerpieces for any shower. 

There are hundreds of creative ways to sculpt your masterpiece into a gift-worthy diaper cake. If rolling diapers isn’t your thing, we’ve listed our favorite places to buy standard and custom diaper cakes too!

Do you want some wine 
to go with that  cake?

unique baby shower diaper cakes

Give an expecting mommy- more than she’s expecting. Most baby shower diaper cakes use a paper towel tube, a baby bottle, or something similar for center support. Instead, use a bottle of Champagne or wine (it will be covered by diapers). It’s a fun surprise for mom and dad to find after baby is born, and the diapering is in full swing! Your gift will be much appreciated!

Classic Pooh Bear and other timeless diaper cakes

Winnie the Pooh.  How cute is this idea?  We found it through our affiliates at: BlissLiving.com.  You can see more creative diaper cakes by visiting their online baby shower store

Modern, Elegant, and Personalized Diaper Cakes Ideas

This stork diaper cake is really a cute baby shower idea from; Corner Stork Baby Gifts. There are 25 rolled diapers that form a nest. The nest is draped with a custom embroidered bib. Of course, the stork is the icing on the cake; or in this case, “the topping on the diaper cake”.

This modern design is also from; Corner Stork Baby Gifts

Beau-coup has 23 different elegant designs for girls, boys, and gender neutral baby showers.

Personalized messages can be added for no additional charge. The Big Dot of Happiness: Diaper cake ideas.

Organic Diaper Cake

Organic Diaper Cake Ideas are extremely popular. This cute snail is made entirely of cloth diapers- what a great gift idea!

GrowWithUs.com has really cool organic and Eco-friendly diaper cakes.


Easy Baby Shower Diaper Cakes

This is the best diaper cake-or should I say, “the easiest” …

This clever idea is from Rainbow Studios on Amazon. They do the hard part. You do the fun part- Decorating!

To learn more about this baby shower diaper cake, click on the link above; you will be redirected to our affiliates: Amazon. com & The Shower Spot.

Features of this cake:

  • 4 Tier Baby Diaper Cake
  • 100 Stage 1 Pampers Swaddlers
  • All Diapers are Ready to Use
  • Sturdy and ready to be decorated
  • Packaged in tulle with gift enclosure card

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Baby Shower Gift Cake

To make this cake you will need:

  • 2 large packs of diapers(I suggest size 1 or 2)

  • Gift box (optional for extra layer)
  • 2 large packs of wipes(with out the plastic container)
  • Small elastic bands
  • Wrapping paper
  • Fabric Ribbon
  • Double sided tape
  • Hot glue or craft glue

Optional supplies:for curling ribbon

  • ¼ inch wooden dowel (can be purchased at most craft stores)

  • Wooden clothes pins (DO NOT USE PLASTIC)
  • Flat baking sheet-covered with foil
  • Embellishments
  • Baby toys and baby items (baby bottles, pacifiers, bibs)

Here’s how to do it:

Starting with the base of the cake:

1. Use a flat round surface such as, a cake platter
or cardboard covered with decorative contact-paper.

2. Gift wrap packaged diapers with colored, printed, or white
gift paper of your choice.

3. Place both diaper wipe packages side-by-side; and tape together with clear scotch tape. Wrap wipes with coordinating gift paper.

TIP: Use double sided tape to fold wrapping
paper edges in, this will give a smooth, seamless
appearance to your diaper cake.

4. Roll 10 diapers and secure with small elastic bands.


Rolling the diapers:

Place diaper on a flat surface with the inside of the diaper, face-up. Keep the flaps of the diaper folded in. Roll the diaper from the front to the back-keep the rolls snug and even.

When the diaper is complete, you will have a cylinder shape. Secure baby diaper with an elastic band.

TIP: I like to use small, clear or white, elastic hair bands. You can find them where ever children’s hair accessories are sold.


Do you want your cake a little bit fancy?
Add some curled ribbon

Here’s what you will need:

  • Fabric ribbon (grosgrain 7/8 inch, is what I recommend).

  • ¼ inch wooden dowel (can be purchased at most craft stores)
  • Wooden clothes pins (DO NOT USE PLASTIC)
  • Flat baking sheet-covered with foil

How to curl the ribbon:

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  • Measure and cut 20 inches of 7/8 inch grosgrain ribbon.
  • Heat seal the ends of the ribbon to prevent fraying.

1. Wet ribbon with water, squeeze out excess. Wrap damp ribbon around wooden dowel.

2. Secure ribbon ends with wooden clothes pins.

3. Set the contents on a foiled covered baking sheet,
and place in preheated oven.

4. After 25-30 minutes, remove ribbon from oven and allow it to cool and dry.

5. Gently unwind ribbon from wooden dowel.

You now have a curly ribbon, you can use for your gift decorating…

Glue ribbon around cake with small beads of glue. Allow glue to dry according to manufactures instruction.


Tips for seamless gift wrapping:

Invert fold, secure fold with double sided tape. Bring fold to edge of package. Secure with double sided tape to complete.


Simple decorating for cute diaper cake ideas

Top diaper cake with a stuffed animal, baby toy,booties, or flowers.

Tulle or colored tissue paper can be used to wrap or cover diapers that are printed with color.

Cover cake with cellophane and tie with a ribbon. This will protect the diaper cake from dust or surface damage.

Cakes can also be made with baby blankets, towels, crib bedding, cloth diapers, or clothing.


TIP: If you want to build your diaper cake with white diapers; Earth’s Best and Seventh Generation are both brands that do not put prints on their diapers-no dyes, no nasty chemicals. We love how much better they are for baby, (especially a newborn baby) and the environment too.

Cloth diapers work just as well for this cake. You may need to use a gift box to put the cloth in.

What are some of your great diaper cake ideas? We love to exchange ideas! You can submit your ideas at the bottom of this page.

Happy diaper cake making and diaper cake ideas!


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