|Found on The Hostess Blog|
Set of 3 DwellStudio receiving blanket (from Target)
Size 2 Pamper swaddlers
chocolate brown grossgrain ribbon
Pink shabby rose trim (sold by the yard at Hobby Lobby)
chocolate brown ric rac
Pink & Brown scrapbook papers – used to create the “vase” at the top of the cake and then cut into 1.5″ circles for the “candles”
Faux flowers – from Michaels
Unfortunately, I could not find the swaddling blankets that were featured on this cake. So, I made due with the ones that I was able to find. Here is my step-by-step process in making the diaper cake (featured here) with my mom.
Step 1: Buy all of your supplies! =) I bought size 2 diapers as recommended. Babies are born in many sizes and grow at different rates. It's not a guarantee how long they will stay in newborn diapers very long, or at all! My niece was born at just over 9 pounds. There was little time for small diapers. =)
|Some of the ribbon pictured was not used.|
|Yes, that's a wine bottle. No, it is empty.|
|Rolling 2 diapers.|
|Tight rubber band.|
|Bottom tier, layer 1. We added one more circle around but I didn't get a pic!|
|We just taped the seam together. Cover up coming!|
|I put the swaddling instructions around the bottle too! (See it?)|
|I love how I forgot some crucial pics but at |
least there is one for every step.
|Such a fun gerber!|
|Wow! This picture makes it look lopsided!|
It really wasn't!
|2 inch circle|
|I had to cut - well my Cricut had to cut - 9 for Emma Grace.|
|I hot-glued lollipop sticks to the back of each circle.|
The lollipop sticks were leftover from the Marshmallow Pops.
|All 9 "candles"!|
|All I did was tuck the "candles" behind both types |
of ribbon on the bottom 2 tiers for stability.
|The completed cake!|