It is a big year for babies in my family. I have 3 cousins that are expecting & my sister-in-law is pregnant with her first baby. I am excited to become an auntie & for Mai to meet her first cousin. My sister-in-law’s baby shower was this weekend. I had wanted to try my hand a making a diaper cake for a while & thought that this was the perfect time to try it.
I was a little nervous. I had an idea in mind based on a combination of different diaper cakes that I had seen. I wanted to form a tiered diaper cake that looked like a monkey. Here goes nothing…
Form a base to carry your cake on. Cut a circle out of cardboard.
Cut out & cover your board in felt.
Use an old paper towel roll. Place it in the middle of the circle & begin your cake by wrapping a diaper around the paper towel roll horizontally. Layer another diaper over it leaving about an inch or so of the original showing. Continue around in this manner.
You may use a string to loosely hold your tier in place & then tuck more diapers in under the string. Continue around until you achieve the desired width for your bottom tier.
Start your second tier using the same method. Do the same for your remaining tiers. We did 4 total.
I covered the cake with a folded blanket. We folded it with the print side folded in & then secured it to the front with a pin.
For the monkey head & arms we used a tummy time play mat that we found. I secured the arms with a safety pin hugging the top 2 tiers.
To form the banana, roll a white washcloth. Roll it so that it is thinner at top & fatter on the bottom.
Wrap another washcloth around it. Make sure that one side is smooth & gather the excess around the back.
To form the peel, fold a yellow washcloth at one of the corners.
Make a diagonal fold on one side into the center of the initial fold.
Fold the other side over in a similar fashion. Fold them in again the same way & repeat these steps with a second washcloth.
Place both of the folded wash cloths around either end of the white washcloth.
Cover the yellow & white cloths with another yellow cloth & smooth out the front & pull the excess to the back.
Fold & tuck the back in to secure it & pull the peels down so they droop.
Pull the bottom of the cloths up & secure by tucking in at the top.
To make leaves, fold a green washcloth from corner to corner to form a triangle.
Fold the edges in around the triangle, except at the bottom.
Start on one of the sides & roll in toward the center. Do the same for the other end. You may secure with a rubber band if you like or just tuck it in somewhere on the cake.
We used branches wrapped in yarn to form the tree branches & tucked the leaves in around them.
My first diaper cake attempt was a hit. I can’t wait for the next shower. Now on to our main event.
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