Baby Shower Fun: Create a Diaper Cake

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by on April 22, 2014

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When I was pregnant with my second son, I didn’t need a lot of the usual baby items that come from a baby shower. But of course, I wanted to celebrate his coming birth with family and friends. Instead of a traditional baby shower, I had a “Diaper Shower.” Guests brought packs of diapers and wipes as gifts, and my mom made me a Diaper Cake, which was filled with disposable diapers, some toys and a few other essentials.

The diapers from the cake and gifts lasted me almost my son’s entire first year! It was a huge blessing that helped us financially with two little ones at home.

Making a Diaper Cake

Using size 1 or 2 diapers worked best for mine since they were small enough to roll up. To make each layer, you just need to roll up each diaper and hold it together with a small rubber band. Then once you have enough diapers (7 – 30 depending on how big the layer is) hold them together with a large rubber band or ribbon. You can make each layer completely full of diapers or use a centerpiece, like a rolled blanket, giant baby bottle, etc. Then just have fun decorating!

Buying a Diaper Cake

If you aren’t as crafty or short on time, you can buy a premade Diaper Cake. has a nice selection of diaper cakes, with various themes and prices. Head over to check it out and while you are there, you might want to also see the different Baby Shower Decorations available, too. Don’t forget you can shop online and save money to live better at

If you are expecting or plan to attend a baby shower in the future, I definitely recommend having a Diaper Cake. Whether it is your first or fifth baby – diapers are ALWAYS needed. The Diaper Cake can be made with disposable or reusable diapers depending on what the mom wants and you can decorate it with any other baby essentials that are needed or wanted. The cake makes a fun centerpiece to the party, and a gift that will last for more than a day.


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  • My good friend made me a diaper cake for my first baby. It was so great. I love these! I think it is a genius decor idea and so practical.

  • That is just adorable! I’m sure any mother to be would love getting diapers in such a cute way. If there is one thing a new mom needs….

  • valmg

    That’s so cute, and useful too! I think even I could manage that!

  • Coralie

    What a fun idea! Diaper cakes are always so fun to give and receive and they are cute and fun to look at, especially for decorations! Very Cute!

  • tasnas

    This is such a fun way to decorate and then have a very useful gift. I mean you can never have enough diapers!

  • Kung Phoo

    That is an interesting cake to say the least! Very creative!

  • Michele

    Diaper cakes make a lot of sense–really the price of diapers these days-even if you make the cake out of cloth diapers–will help the new parents a whole lot!

  • Lisa Jones acouponaddict

    Is This Adorable Or What Love It!

  • Dan from Platter Talk

    I can only imagine how much fun a creation like this would make an already happy event even more joyful! Great post!

  • A Dash of Sanity

    My son saw the cake, he is 3 years old and said look there is my cake, love it. HE isn’t in diapers anymore. lol

  • Melodi Steinberg

    oh my gosh. What an adorable cake!

  • Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell

    I’ve always thought these were the cutest things! So many ways to make them too.

  • Mistee Dawn

    That is such a great diaper cake. So cute. I would definitely give that as a gift.

  • mail4rosey

    Diaper cakes are the best baby shower gift. And so many of them are so cute!!

  • Amanda @ Erickson and Co.

    I got a diaper cake at my baby shower. It was super cute and fun! It would have been better if it was a cloth diaper cake tho!

  • Ashley M

    Awe, what a cute little cookie monster diaper cake. I have never made one before but I’ve recieved 2 and loved them.

  • Kisa

    Diaper cakes can be pretty cute, I’ve never made one but I’ve never had a friend who is having a baby shower. Well I mean aside from ones for online friends that are purely online. >.>

  • I am going to make one for my sister’s shower in May. Should be fun. Amber N.

  • Payal Bansal

    Lol… Never heard of a Diaper cake….. but loved the idea.

    I am going to try this on my friends baby shower .. seems fun

  • Felicia

    I have seen diaper cakes at a few of my friends baby showers! They are such amazing gifts and stunning to look at!

  • Terin Aleah Garrett

    I’ve never been able to master making my own diaper cake, but I have a friend that can so she does them for me. :)

  • Joanna Sormunen

    Love that diaper cake! What a lovely idea!

  • мѕ.αℓчѕѕα

    I love this diaper cake, such a great idea!!!

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