If you're hosting a Dr. Seuss-themed baby shower, make this simple three-tiered diaper cake as the tablescape's showstopping centerpiece. Not only does it create fantastic themed decor, but it also serves as a gift for the parents-to-be—and it's so much more creative than simply handing over a big box of diapers.
Equipment / Tools
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Disposable diapers
- Rubber bands or twine
- Platter or plate
- Embellishments such as ribbon or fabric
- Small baby items such as bottles, travel-sized baby shampoo, bibs, pacifiers and baby spoons
- Safety pins
- Dr. Seuss-themed stuffed animal
Roll the Diapers
The number of diapers you need depends on how large you want your diaper cake to be. Lay the diaper, front side up, on your work surface. Start at the top edge of the diaper and roll the diaper tightly towards the folded edge. Once the diaper is rolled tightly, wrap a rubber band around it or tie it tightly with a piece of twine. Make sure the rubber band/twine is in the center of the diaper.
Start Constructing the 'Cake'
Set your platter or plate in front of you. Grab seven diapers, a larger rubber band, or a piece of twine. Hold the seven diapers together and stretch the rubber band around them all (or tie them together with twine). Set this grouping of diapers in the center of your plate and get ready to add more.
Add More Diapers
One at a time, slip a new diaper into the rubber band that is holding your original seven diapers together. If you do not have a rubber band that is big enough or if you are using twine, carefully set the diapers in place around your original grouping. Use as many pieces of twine, wrapped around the entire grouping, as needed to hold the diapers in place.
Finish the Base
Continue adding more diapers around the base of your diaper cake until it fills the plate. Tuck in extra diapers or remove extra diapers until your base has a nice round shape. Make sure all of the rubber bands/rolls of twine are wrapped around the center of the diapers so they will be hidden by the ribbon.
Make the Second Tier
Start the second layer of the cake the same way you started the first level. Hold together seven diapers and stretch a rubber band/twine around them all. Continue adding diapers until your second layer is about one diaper roll in width smaller than your diaper cake base.
Make the Top Tier
The top of this diaper cake was made with seven diapers in the same way that you constructed the base. Set this grouping of diapers on top of the diaper cake and your basic diaper cake is done.
Decorate the 'Cake'
The best part of making a diaper cake is decorating it! Use ribbon that is at least two inches wide, a hot glue gun, and safety pins. Wrap pieces of ribbon around each layer of the diaper cake. This will not only add a splash of color to the cake, but it will also cover all of the rubber bands/rolls of twine. Place the small baby items on top of the first and second tiers and a Dr. Seuss-themed stuffed animal on the top of the cake.