Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Baby Sprinkle Diaper Cake

Hi friends!  I've created a baby diaper cake that combines diapers, Cricut cuts, receiving blankets, and wash cloth designs.

This is a diaper cake I made for a friend.  She is giving a baby shower for her niece.  Since it's a second baby, they're calling it a "Baby Sprinkle Party" instead of a "Baby Shower Party."

Baby Sprinkle Diaper Cake
Here is what you need:
  • About 50 diapers (I used size #2 Luv's diapers)
  • Baby Blankets (I used 3 receiving blankets and 1 baby fleece blanket)
  • Ribbon
  • Rubber Bands
  • Corsage Pins
  • 23 Baby Wash Cloths
  • Marabou (pink fluffy stuff)
  • Googly Eyes
  • Foam Board (6" circle hand cut)
  • Cake Board
  • Cricut Cartridges:  April Showers, Create a Critter, StoryBook, Accent Essentials
  • Cardstock: pink, green, purple
  • Cuttlebug:  Divine Swirls folder
  • Adhesive
  • Stickles

Front of Diaper Cake

First, put the diaper cake together:

Base Layer
  • Lay the fleece blanket out and fold in fourth length-wise.  Form a circle and pin together with corsage pins.
  • Lay receiving blanket out and line with 5 diapers along one edge.  Fold receiving blanket, enclosing the diapers within.  Form a circle and put inside your fleece blanket layer.  You won't need to secure the ends.  Do this again with another receiving blanket.
  • Roll diapers from open end and secure with rubber bands.  Fill the space still available inside of fleece blanket.
  • Wrap a ribbon around and tie a bow.
Back of Cake

Top Layer:
  • Lay receiving blanket and line with 5 diapers along one edge.  Fold receiving blanket, enclosing the diapers within.  Form a circle and secure with corsage pins.  *Tip:  Enclosing diapers within your receiving blanket will make it more thick and attractive.
  • Fill inside of top layer with diapers that have been rolled and secured with rubber bands.
  • Wrap a ribbon around and tie a bow.
  • Set the top layer on top of base layer.
Frog made with wash cloths

Decorating the Cake (using wash cloth designs):
  • Frog:  The frog was created using 3 nine inch baby wash cloths, small clear hair bands, two pipe cleaners and googly eyes.  Instructions for assembly are available from Topsy Turvy for $3.99 (sorry, I'm not authorized to give you the instructions free).  Purchased instructions include template for the frog's crown.
  • Lily Pad: 
    • cut eight 4 1/4" pink leaves and eight 4 1/4" green leaves from Cricut Accent Essentials cartridge: [Accnt41-s] found on page 72 of the folder. 
    • cut a 6" circle from foam board
    • attach the pink leaves around the top of the form board
    • attach the green leaves around the bottom of the form board
    • top with marabou (about 6" is enough)
    • place frog on top.  Frog is secured to lily pad with a pipe cleaner.
  • Flowers around the fleece base layer:  each flower is created using 2 nine inch baby wash cloths.  You can purchase the instructions here for $3.99.

Decorating the Cake (without using wash cloth designs):
  • I have made a lot of really cute diapers cakes without any wash cloth designs.  You could cut the frog from Create a Critter, hot glue to popsicle stick and insert it onto the top of the cake.  The flowers around the base can also be done using Cricut cuts.  Here is an example of a diaper cake decorated entirely with Cricut cuts. 

Decorated Cake Board

Decorating the Cake Board:
  • Baby's Name (Berkley) = cut letters and shadow at 1 1/2" from Cricut StoryBook cartridge.  Accent with Stickles.
  • Flowers / Umbrellas / Watering Cans / Rain Boots = cut three each at 1 1/2" from Cricut April Showers cartridge.  Flowers are accented with Stickles.
  • Frog / Lily Pad / Crown = cut at 4" from Cricut Create a Critter cartridge; [Frog] found on page 24 of the folder.  Crown is accented with Stickles.  Lily pad is embossed using Cuttlebug "Divine Swirls" folder.
Added Note:  If you are giving the cake as a gift, wrap with clear cellophane and tie with a bow. 

I hope your enjoyed todays project, and as always, comments are appreciated.

Thank you for stopping by and Have a blessed day!