Whale Shaped Diaper Cake

Whale Diaper Cake - Adorable idea for a baby showerThis has been a big year for babies in our family. I just became an auntie for the first time last week & I have a few cousins that are expecting soon as well. I have had and still have quite a few baby showers this year. A couple of months ago I was feeling brave & tried my hand at my first diaper cake.


I had so much fun making it, that I was feeling brave again. My cousin is expecting a little boy in June. Her nursery has a whale theme, so in keeping with her theme, I decided to make a whale shaped diaper cake.

If you have ever thought of making a diaper cake, it can be a lot of fun, but it requires a little bit of patience & in the case of the whale, the ability to improvise.

What you will need:

A box of diapers (about 150 count)

Receiving blankets

Wash clothes

Paper towel roll core


String or yarn

Foam sheet (to make the face)

Pipe cleaners

Craft sticks

Safety pins

Glue gun


Start with an empty paper towel roll. Wrap two rows of diapers side by side around the roll. Overlap the diapers slightly until they go all the way around. Secure in place with string or yarn. We used yarn.


Wrap diapers around one end of the roll covering the hole & rounding the end. Layer them in different directions to achieve this. Secure with yarn. Secure with yarn after each layer.


Wrap another layer of diaper around the first layer of diapers. Leave the rounded portion peeking out.



Bend another paper towel roll & insert and glue into the existing roll. Be careful that you do not get glue on the diapers.


Layer diapers around the new tube. Make this layer of diapers thinner than the others. Grab another paper towel tube & cut a 1/4 of it & glue & insert into the other. Place another smaller layer of diapers adjacent to the last layer.


Our tail was formed from craft sticks. Glue 2 craft sticks in a wide “v’ shape to the top of 2 more craft sticks. Insert & glue the bottom sticks into the tube so that the “v’ shape is sticking out & let dry. Add another small layer of diapers.


Add another layer of diapers down the center of the front portion of your whale, so that it covers the divide between the first two diaper layers. Do this all the way around. This will help round out the head more.


Add another layer of diapers now running horizontally to the same front portion. Do this all the way around.


Once you have achieved the whale shape that you want, you can begin decorating. Mai informed me that this looked like a plane, not a whale. I guess this would work as a plane as well. (Please excuse the messy work space.)


Wrap the whale’s tail with a folded receiving blanket. Secure into place with yarn. Wrap a ribbon around the yarn. Secure it with a safety pin it at the bottom. Make sure not to pin the diapers.


Wrap as many more blankets as you would like in the same fashion. Fold a couple of washcloths to form a fin. Tuck into an existing ribbon or add another ribbon. Form another fin for the other side. Wrap washcloths around the craft sticks to form the tail.


Cut eyes and a mouth out of foam & glue them to the ribbon. Be careful not to drip glue on the blankets or diapers. Finish the whale off with a pipe cleaner water-spout.


The whale was a huge success. My cousin loved it.


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My First Attempt At A Diaper Cake & Sunday’s Best Linkup #19

4 Tiered Monkey Diaper cake _ Baby shower gifts


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.

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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.

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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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Pasta Baby Bundles

Pasta Baby Bundles - This would be so cute for a baby shower.April showers bring spring flowers. This spring also is bringing us some baby showers. With my sister-in-law, a good friend of mine & my cousin all expecting at roughly the same times, we will be busy shopping for these new little bundles. Our daughter is very excited to welcome all of the new babies.

I had the first of the baby showers this afternoon. This morning, I told Mai that mommy had to go to a baby shower today & she asked me “What’s a baby shower?” I explained to her that a shower is where you buy gifts for the new baby.


She talked about her auntie’s baby.

Mai: “Cioci Melly’s baby will be my sister.”

Me: “Your Cioci’s baby will be your cousin”, I explained

Mai: “I have an idea. Let’s make pasta babies.”

Me: “Ummm ok!”

As you know my daughter loves to craft & she has been a great source of my inspiration lately. If pasta babies are what she wants to make, than that is what we would do.

What you will need:

For each baby made you will need…

1 Jumbo pasta shell

1 medium sized pasta shell

1 elbow macaroni

Acrylic paint

Glue gun – (adults should glue for safety)

For a girl – 1 bowtie pasta

For a boy – a few pieces of broken spaghetti


You may choose to assemble your babies first or paint the pieces first. It is your choice. We prefer to paint the pieces first & then glue together.

Paint the medium sized shells in a skin tone color.



Paint the jumbo shells in the color of your choice. We went with traditional pink for the girl, blue for boy & neutral green. Paint the elbow in the same colors to match with the jumbo shells. Paint the bow for the girl. Paint the spaghetti strands in a hair color. Let the paint dry.

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For each baby that you will make, you will place a medium pasta shell under the jumbo shell as shown. Use a small elbow pasta to tuck into the bottom of the shell to just round off the bottom. Glue the bow to the head for a girl. Glue spaghetti pieces for hair for the boy. Paint faces onto the heads. Let dry.




Mai painted these & wanted to make her own faces. She also painted a scoop of ice cream on the little boy’s blue blanket for him.


Pasta Baby Bundles - This would be so cute for a baby shower.

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