Thursday, February 18, 2010

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, Food Free Cake. Diaper Cake!

A "cake" made out of diapers is a stylish and cool gift to give someone who is expecting.  I made one the other night for a friend of mine.  The process was enjoyable because I like to make things, and it's fun to go and pick colors and ribbon and things.  (I don't think of myself as a "girly girl", but apparently I am when it comes to this.)  Also, I get to go buy baby things and make something for a baby, even if it isn't my own.  (Sometimes, you just have to put your feelings on a shelf and do something nice for someone else, right?)  It was fun to do and it feels more personal than just going and buying random baby merchandise.

It's not hard to make this diaper cake.  There is a video on the internet that takes you through the whole process.  I love that it's set to the music of "Meet Joe Black".  (Because really, what goes with sweet babies better than music from a film about death personified?)  The only modification I made is that I used slightly bigger diapers on the bottom two tiers and the teeniest ones on the top.  I think it looks better that way.  Also, the mother can use the top layer when the baby is first born, and keep the bottom two tiers as decoration for a few months or so until the baby grows into them.  Also, I think it's a cool idea to use a pizza pan as the base because the new mom is totally going to be using it to heat up a lot of frozen pizzas for dinner after the birth!

Make this for the next baby shower you're invited to.  It will be a hit with the mom-to-be, and everyone will think you're super cool! 

5 comments:

  1. I have made several diaper cakes and people love them. I use 3 different sizes with the top tier being the smallest and the bottom tier being the largest....but I have to say, your diaper cake looks much better than mine ever did. I also Love the idea of a Pizza Pan as a base....

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  2. Good idea to use the 3 different sizes! Must try that next time. I can't take credit---that video really makes it easy. I could never have figured out how to make it look like this by myself.

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  3. very cool idea. When Gretchen got married someone made a cake from a bath towel, a hand towel and a washcloth. Similar idea.

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  4. Love it! I'm going to give it a try.

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  5. Yay! You'll find it's easier than it looks. Good luck! :-)

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