Give a classic diaper cake a modern makeover with this gender-neutral diaper cake decorated with succulents — a top trend among millennials. If you’re hosting a baby shower for a mom-to-be, a diaper cake is a great gift because it doubles as both decor and a present for the parents. The party experts at Evite will share step-by-step instructions for putting together and decorating your diaper cake so you can send the soon-to-be mom home with what she needs most – diapers! Watch the video below to learn how to make your own, brought to you by Evite in partnership with Pampers Swaddlers®.
- Pampers Swaddlers® Diapers, Size 1, 96 Count
- 10″ springform pan
- 6″ cake pan
- Glue dots
- Felt succulents
- Crinkle cut paper
- Wooden dowel
10″ Round Succulent Diaper Cake
Step 1: Gather cake pans and springform pans in different sizes. We’re using a 10” springform pan.
Step 2: Using 4 diapers at a time, layer the diapers, sideways, around the inner edge of the springform pan. Overlap the diapers and begin to make a swirl in the pan.
Step 3: Once the outer layer is complete, create another layer using the same technique until you reach the center.
Step 4: When you get to the center, roll one diaper and place it in the middle.
Step 5: Go back through and place any diapers in loose areas or areas with holes. We used 30 diapers for a 10” cake.
Step 6: Measure a piece of twine around the diapers and tie a double knot. Cut the remaining string.
Step 7: Remove the diapers from the pan by lifting the springform pan over the top.
Step 8: Tie another piece of twine around the diapers to keep them in place.
Step 9: Measure burlap and ribbon around the diapers and cut to fit.
Step 10: Use a glue dot to stick the ribbon together to decorate the cake.
Step 11: Decorate the top of the cake with a handful of brown crinkle paper pieces and felt or faux succulents. Attach using glue dots.
6” Round Succulent Diaper Cake
Step 1: Using a 6” round cake pan or springform pan, place the diapers around the inner edge of the pan. Use two diapers at a time to feather them out sideways, overlapping them.
Step 2: Repeat until you reach the center.
Step 3: Roll 1 diaper up and place it in the middle of the cake pan to cover that area.
Step 4: Go back through and add diapers to loose areas. We used twelve, size 1 Pampers® Swaddlers for this cake.
Step 5: Tie a piece of twine around the diaper cake.
Step 6: Remove the diaper cake from the pan.
Step 7: Measure ribbon around the edge of the cake and cut. Use glue dots to attach.
Step 8: Add a handful of brown crinkle paper to the top and a few felt succulents. Attach with glue dots.
Tiered Succulent Diaper Cake
Step 1: Make an undecorated 10” diaper cake and 6” diaper cake.
Step 2: Place a wooden dowel in the center of the 10” diaper cake.
Step 3: Place the 6” diaper cake over the wooden dowel, on top of the 10” cake.
Step 4: Add a few glue dots on the bottom of the 6” cake to keep it in place if you need.
Step 5: Decorate the cake with felt succulents and brown crinkle paper. Use glue dots to attach.
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