I Gotta Cake To Bake!!

by Hope Sewell on July 25, 2011

in crafts

Don’t forget!!  Today is the very last day to enter my celebration giveaway!!  You have until midnight central time tonight!!!  The winner will be announced tomorrow on Tuesday, July 26.  If you won, you will receive an email and you have 48 hours to respond.  If you fail to do so, a new winner will be chosen!  I’m so pleased with the response!!!  Thank you all for participating!!

I hope you all have had a good weekend!!  I wanted to share one of my most favorite projects with you today!!  I love cakes!!  Especially chocolate on chocolate!!  LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!  And I also really enjoy decorating cakes as well.  But that can be quite messy and very involved (not sure if that’s the right word to use there or not but that’s what popped into my mind).  The GREAT thing about the cake you are about to see is that it’s neither messy nor too complicated!!  You won’t even have to wash a dish!!

Here’s what you need:  diapers and cake pans of various sizes.  I used Target’s Up and Up brand size 2.

Start by placing your diapers in the cake pan, layering them.

It’s very simple.  Just go around and around filling up the pan.

Once you get to the middle, roll up the diapers like a log and fill in the center.  Sometimes if I’m short on diapers I fill the center with balled up plastic grocery bags.  I used a 92 pack of diapers and had plenty for one 4 layer and one 2 layer cake…with some leftover.  

Tie the cake layer around the center using twine, ribbon, string etc.  You are going to cut this off later so it doesn’t matter what it looks like.  Once tied, pop it out of the pan.  R and T helped me make quick work of the cake layers.  They were able to do this for me with little to no assistance!!

Once you have all of your layers made, you can start to decorate any way that you choose.  This time I left the twine and tied small pieces of ribbon around the layer.  I quickly realized that this was taking me F.O.R.E.V.E.R.!!  I had intended to do every layer this way but changed my mind!  Hey, that’s what a girl does right??  😉  So I only went half way around here.

I placed a length of wide ribbon around the center with hot glue.  Once it was in place I put my scissors underneath the ribbon and cut the twine and pulled it out.

The crinkle paper adds just enough umph! between the layers.  This mom-to-be is going with an owl them for her nursery.  The OoOooOoo ribbon was perfect!!  And the brown paper reminded me of a nest.

This “m” was .39 at Michaels.  I painted it a couple of times before I settled on this chocolate brown and stuck it in place with hot glue.

These cakes were the perfect center piece for this sweet baby shower!!  Beautiful and inexpensive!  The diapers were $14.99.  I had all the ribbon and the crinkle paper already.  But if you are buying everything from scratch you can certainly do it for $20 or less.  Plus!!  Mom gets to take them home as a gift and use the diapers when the little one arrives.

Easy Peesy!!  I can’t wait to announce the winner tomorrow!!  I hope it’s you!!


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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Melanie July 25, 2011 at 7:54 am

Super cute! And what nice pictures!


Kristin July 25, 2011 at 9:12 am

Beautiful diaper cake! And you made a great choice w/ the Target diapers….besides them being adorable, they are really great diapers (the ones we use for Eli!)


Hope Sewell July 25, 2011 at 9:13 am

:) You are right, they are great diapers!! We used them as well with some of our 3.


Stephanie July 25, 2011 at 9:35 am

That is darling! Thanks for doing a tutorial! I have never made one before…and now I am so excited to! I love all the little details!


Jen @ lil Mop Top July 25, 2011 at 10:03 am

Those are SO pretty! I just made a diaper cake for my sister’s shower and we had the hardest time figuring out how to make it ‘swirl’ all nice and pretty. Wish I this post was out sooner! :) Love the super cute diapers too!

You can see the one I made here: http://lilmoptop.blogspot.com/2011/07/build-library-baby-shower.html


Holiday Snob July 25, 2011 at 11:52 am

Oh. My. Gosh. I LOVE this diaper cake!!! I have done lots (and they were decently cute) but this is so crazy cute!!! Just pinned this!


Hope Sewell July 25, 2011 at 12:23 pm

oh thank you so much!!! thanks for stopping by!


Babblin' Brooke July 25, 2011 at 11:53 pm

Love this tutorial! I’ve always been intimidated by diaper cakes but you just made it look sooo simple. And perfect! Thanks so much for sharing. I am your newest follower and would love for you to come check out my blog and follow back if you like what you see.


Desiree Campbell July 26, 2011 at 1:01 am

Sharing this at my FB page right…NOW! ADORABLE!


Jessica @ Balancing the Dream July 26, 2011 at 11:44 am

just came across your blog from “running with glitter”…..and i ‘m hooked!! This is the cutest diaper cake I’ve ever seen!! – new follower here!! :)


CrochetDreamz July 26, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Wow, I never knew you use real cake pans to make diaper cakes. Interesting indeed!


Kristy Life n Reflection July 26, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Wow, you have got talented! I love the nest details!


Festive Party Girl - Angie July 27, 2011 at 6:41 pm

What an adorable diaper cake. I love all of the colors and how you used the crinkle paper between the layers. Super cute!!


Alexis July 28, 2011 at 11:46 am

I just had a “duh” moment. I’ve been making diaper cakes for about two years now and I NEVER thought of using cake pans! This will definitely come in handy!! And I LOVE the polka dot diapers, too cute!


DaNita August 3, 2011 at 10:43 pm

These turned out so great! I featured them today at my party. Feel free to grab a button for your blog, if you’d like :)




Hope Sewell August 4, 2011 at 8:40 am

Oh thank you so much!! I LOVE your blog!!


Colleen August 4, 2011 at 7:24 am

Coming over from Delightful Order. What an adorable project! I love your color choices.


Hope Sewell August 4, 2011 at 8:40 am

Thank you and thanks for stopping by!!


Stephanie September 4, 2011 at 10:34 am

That is super cute! I just finished one I made for my sisters shower. It was made doing the same method. Check it out – http://www.fallwith.us/

I just love how it came out. And it was so much easier to do this method versus the rolled diaper method.


Hope Sewell September 4, 2011 at 1:52 pm

LOVE it!! It turned out GREAT!! 😉


Diana September 10, 2013 at 9:13 pm

I am excited! I have a baby shower next month and I can’t wait to try this out!


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