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One of the most popular baby shower trends is diaper cakes. Not only is it giving the new mom-to-be an adorably packaged necessity, but it can be used as part of the baby shower decor. If you are planning on making a diaper cake, try sticking to the baby shower or nursery theme. That way the mom-to-be can place it in the nursery until it’s ready to be used.

Diaper cakes can seem to be a bit overwhelming, but when you break down the steps you realize just how simple they are to create and to customize. In sticking with our Milk and Cookies themed baby shower, we created a gorgeously modern and gender-neutral diaper cake.

Diaper Cake

What you will need:

  • 16″ cardboard cake round
  • 93- sized 1-2 Huggies diapers (52 for the bottom layer, 27 for the middle layer, 17 on top)
  • 1 bottle of champagne or sparkling cider ( a special gift for the mom-to-be)
  • 100 large rubber bands
  • 3 wooden skewers
  • 2 rolls of ribbon of your choice (3-4 yards)
  • Hot Glue Gun/Hot Glue



Step 1:

The first thing you will need to do is roll your diapers. Starting at the open end of the diaper, roll your diapers and then secure with a rubber band. Repeat until all diapers are rolled and secured. 93 diapers may seem like a lot of diapers to roll, but it goes by fast.

Rolled Diaper for Diaper Cake

Step 2:

Put together the base for your diapers to go around. Adding a nice bottle of champagne is our preferred choice! It’s a great support for the diaper cake and a nice surprise for the mom-to-be. For the base, you will take your 16″ cake round and hot glue the bottom of the champagne bottle to the cake round.

Champagne Diaper Cake

Step 3:

Now it’s time to start layering on the diapers. Keeping the seams of the diapers in towards the champagne bottle, line one layer of diapers around the champagne bottle and secure the layer by placing one large rubber band around the diapers and champagne bottle. Repeat this step until you have 3 rows of diapers for the bottom tier like the photo above. Since the bottom tier is a largest we found a trick that will help for the outer layer. Before trying to place the rubber band around the entire outer layer of diapers, place only a few diapers in the outer layer and slip the rubber band over. Then fill in the diapers into the rubber band until your outer layer is complete. We used 52 rolled diapers for this tier.

2 Layers Diaper Cake

Step 4:

For the second tier, add in skewers for extra support. Stick the skewers in the diaper cake as close to the champagne bottle as possible and poke the bottom of the skewer into the cake stand to secure. Start to layer diapers on the second tier, adding only 2 rows of diapers. We used 27 rolled diapers for this tier. When adding the diapers to the second tier, make sure to slip a diaper over each of the skewers.

Diaper Cake Layer Details

Step 5:

Now it is time to add on the top tier of your diaper cake. For this tier we used 17 rolled diapers.

Step 6:

Add ribbon around your diaper cake tiers and hot glue to secure.

Diaper Cake Details

Step 7:

Decorate the cake as you like (The fun part.) We included some different ways you can decorate for a milk and cookies themed diaper cake.

Check out our step-by-step video tutorial to get a full visual explanation :


Milk and Cookies Baby Shower

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