Saturday, May 7, 2011
Diaper Cake for MacKenzie
Making the tiers for the cake was super simple. You'll need diapers, small ponytail holders (I found clear and black near the hairbows and barrettes at my local Target), a large rubber band for each tier you plan to make, ribbon and your items to use to decorate. I also used a baby bottle in the middle of the first tier to give me something to build around. I filled it with M & Ms for mom.
Start by rolling up each diaper from the fold out. Wrap it with a small band to secure it. When they're all rolled, secure them together in a circles around the bottle (or building out around a single diaper in the center)with the large rubber band. My top tier had a total of 7 diapers...1 in the center and a "ring" of 6. The middle would be 1 in the center with 2 "rings" around that. In my case, it was built around the top of the bottle. The bottom layer has a center and 3 "rings". All that's left to do is deocrate.
I wrapped each layer with 2 different ribbons, securing them with terrifically tacky tape where they met in back. I used leftover ribbon and a glue gun to make the bows tha were added to each tier. Each bow was attached to either a barrette or alligator clip (so that they can later be used in MacKenzie's hair or on a headband or hat), and attached to the cake using glue dots.