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Easy Diaper Cake Instructions


Okay shower hostesses - it's time to get inspired! 

Baby Shower Diaper Cakes are trendy, cute, and make the perfect baby shower centerpiece and gift! 

We wanted to give you a few DIY options so that your cake making experience is as easy as possible.


Below you will find a popular You Tube video tutorial with step-by-step diaper cake instructions.

There is also a written cake tutorial for those that don't like to watch videos. And also a link to see 70+ cakes that have been submitted by readers! 

You choose which method works best for you! Good luck & as always, have fun!


Diaper Cake Instructions - You Tube Video

Easy instructions for "how to make a diaper cake" - 3 tier diaper cake





70+ Diaper Cake Ideas Submitted By Readers - Including pictures and instructions

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Baby Diaper Cake Directions

Below are some easy to follow instructions for making a cute cake made completely out of diapers and popular baby supplies:

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This cake pattern is cute, versatile and always gets a ton of compliments! The great thing about it is you can make the cake as big or as small as you'd like!

First, decide on how big you want to make it.

Below are some general guidelines:

  • 1st Tier (bottom tier) - 30 diapers
  • 2nd Tier (middle tier) - 15-16 diapers
  • 3rd Tier (top tier) - 6 diapers

  • Starting with Tier 1, wrap the first diaper around a baby bottle and secure with a mini rubber band. Roll the remaining diapers jelly-roll style and secure with mini rubber bands. Attach the diapers together with by wrapping ribbon around them. Branch out from the diaper wrapped around the bottle, forming a circle/cake shape.

  • Repeat the process with the remaining tiers, using the correct amount of diapers for each tier (stated above.) The bottle on the top tier will poke out to look like a candle.

  • Wrap the layers of the cake with receiving blankets, secure with safety pins.

  • Attach the tiers to each other with safety pins and double sided sticky tape.

  • Decorate the cake with cute items such as toys, rattles, miniature baby shampoo, powder, soap, fingernail clippers, a baby book, pacifiers, etc.



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See how to make this adorable Topsy Turvy Diaper Cake!



  • See Over 70 Baby Shower Cakes Made From Diapers Submitted By Readers : When you have put your hard work into something this creative and fun, you've got to show it off for the world to see! Use these cute cakes to get ideas, get inspired and to create your own beautiful masterpiece!

  • Cloth Diaper Cake Ideas

  • Baby Shower Craft Ideas & DIYs - Super Cute Crafts Using, Baby Socks, Diapers, Washcloths, Bibs and More! 

  • Submit Your Own Cake: You've done all of the work - and now we want to see it! Share your cute creation with our readers!

  • Be sure to visit our REAL cake gallery - filled with over 100 cake picture and tutorials - all submitted by readers!


When it comes to creating these cute cakes, the possibilities are endless! They can be adapted to match any color or theme.

  • The mother-to-be will absolutely love it! Not only does it make a beautiful baby shower centerpiece for the main table - it is overflowing with amazing baby goodies!

  • The new baby will be spoiled with tons of diapers, washcloths, bibs, rattles, lotions, shampoo, booties, stuffed animals - and all of the other supplies that are tucked inside!




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