I haven't done a lot of diaper cakes until these past 3 weeks I had 4 of them to do! Well I had 3 planned and one of Rick's co-worker's saw this baby booties I made and asked if she could have one made too. Which was great since I had a 2nd time to perfect the design. This cake I think is one of my favorites I've done in a while, it took me around 2 hours to make them.
I first found this design on Thom's Crafts and Treats Youtube Video, she is actually one of my favorite go to's for diaper cake designs. I suggest watching her video to give you a better visual, I tried to type it all up.
What you Need:
84 Diapers (Size 1)
8 Receiving Blankets
2 Clip on Flowers (or boy item)
1 roll of ribbon 1 1/2 inch
1 roll of ribbon 1 inch
Tape and Paper Clips (I used sewing pins)
To make the baby booty you will start with rolling around 30 diapers (like a cinnamon roll) then put a rubber-band on to keep it rolled. Line up the 30 diapers to make a oval shape. One very large rubber-band around all 30 and then push into a oval like a shoe shape.
Then take around 18 diapers to make a round roll I use a round cake pan to make this shape, put a rubber-band around to hold this round shape. Take a receiving blanket folded around 3x to make the height of your round diaper shape. This is to cover the sides of the round (to make like the top of a high-top shoe). She uses tap to hold the blanket, I used sewing pins that are longer and have a pearl on top to be decorative and it holds better for me.
Then fold a receiving blanket three times to make the tongue of your shoe. Put in the back of oval just to the top of your diapers, attach with tape or pins. Then put the round on top of your oval towards the back. You then bring the receiving blanket up to cover the top of oval and front of the round.
Then fold a receiving blanket in half or so to cover the outside of your oval. It will connect in the back where your back of the tongue blanket is up. Don't worry since it doesn't wrap all the way around the oval.
Then fold your 4th blanket in half or so to come up the side of your cake. You need to fold in the front of the blanket so you can see the tongue.
You wrap the 1 inch ribbon around the circle and this will hold your blankets. You can add a flower if a girl or you can do like I did and find things for a boy. I found a wooden mitt that I clipped to the ribbon in front.
Then to finish off the bottom of the cake you wrap the 1 1/2 inch ribbon to be like the rubber of the shoe.
It sounds very complicated but once you get going it's really easy but you have to watch the video to help get the picture.
The first set I made I went to Target who was doing their inventory and didn't have 2 packs of matching blankets. So my booties didn't match, my second pair I hit Walmart and found matching blankets so my booties matched!
Diaper Cakes Done:
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