As so many of my close friends are having babies, with that all the baby showers are popping up, including my own. I decided to hone in to my creative thinking for a little something . . . different. I’ve always enjoyed a self-made gift as it adds something unique and special. The appreciation is well received when one sees the time, effort and dedication gone in to the final product. Now Nappy Cakes are nothing new and can be made with various brands, tiers and products. There is such a wide variety in creativity when assembling one of these rather spectacular cakes. The last Nappy Cake I made was a gift for a baby boy to be presented at a baby shower. A brief break down of how I went about it is as follows:
- Within your set budget, buy a pack of disposable diapers, a few bottles, toiletries, toys, receiving blankets, ribbons, a cake board and anything you feel would add a personal touch. I for one chose a bottle of champagne.
- Making a 3 tier cake this time, I began rolling the diapers inward as to keep the outside all white, then fastening them with a thin blue ribbon to hold the diaper in a ‘sausage’ form.
- The amount rolled would depend on how many tiers your cake will be. I used the whole pack for obvious reasons. I placed the bottle of champagne centered on the cake board. This would be my special flare for when the parents pick away at the diapers once baby has arrived, they will get the champagne to celebrate. (a really good idea to use a non alcoholic bottle as the mother could be breastfeeding)
- Building the diapers around the champagne bottle, creating your 2 or 3 tiers. Once all assembled and held together with either a receiving blanket or ribbons, you can slowly take out a random rolled diaper and replace it with a baby bottle, a toiletry like baby powder, shampoo, cream, rattle etc
- I like to top the Nappy Cake with a teddy and helium balloon or such. Then add baby teethers or so under the big ribbon holding the different tiers in place.
Every Nappy Cake I have made has been unique. I have not only enjoyed creating and assembling the final product but mostly – presenting the cake when arriving at a baby shower has been a great joy and well received by all. Often it lands up being the center piece too on the gift table.
I know with my sons Diaper Cake, I took it apart slowly and rather reluctantly as it was so special. Have fun making yours and please do share your creation. Happy crafting.