Monday, November 1, 2010

Diaper Daze...

Ok, true enough, this is yet "another" cake...but it's a DIAPER CAKE...non-edible...LOL.... I just LOVE making these...I'm always excited when I hear about a mommy-to-be...I start planning my diaper cake post haste! Then I wait on pins and needles to find out girl or boy and nursery decor. This cake in particular I'm not at all sure about Nursery decor, but who doesn't LOVE a teddy bear?

The particular cake below is called a BOUTIQUE DIAPER CAKE and you can find FREE INSTRUCTIONS HERE. The reason I PREFER Boutique diaper cakes is because they are quicker to make and the diapers don't have to be rolled, making it easier for the parents to use later on. My particular cake here uses 3 different cake pan sizes...12", 8", and 6" (and I didn't pack the 6" too full so I could "squeeze" it a little smaller.)
There is a dowl rod going through the center of all the cakes for stability and the teddy bear is attached with a rubber band around his hand that goes around the dowl rod...I then tucked a foot underneath the 2nd layer of the cake to keep him stable...once the diaper cake is put into shrink basket wrap and shrunk he will be securely in place. I also added some silk flowers as a topper...I collect inexpensive silk flowers through out the year for just such purposes...I also like to wrap with them too instead of bows...so pretty!
A view from the top looking down....


2 comments:

mamichelle said...

This is adorable! You sent me directions and I never made it! I ran out of time. I love the way this looks.

mamichelle said...

haha, I just went to comment from your sba link and saw that I already did!!