Wednesday, May 25, 2011
I have diapers, receiving blankets and ribbon.......what can I make for a baby shower???
A diaper cake!!! The real question is how do I make it look cute?
Simple usually looks better in the end, so that is what I did but I had to figure out what to put on top of the cake. The theme is owls so I just made an owl out of diapers and a receiving blanket.
I will go over how to make the cake but give details and pictures on how to make the owl.
I use the swirl method of putting the diapers in a circle and then tie with a string. Fold the receiving blanket so that it is the same height as the diapers. Wrap the blanket around the diapers and have a ribbon ready to tie it all up. You can use stick pins to hold things but I try to use as little as possible(just in cause they don't find them all). Make three tiers. The largest one you will have to use two blankets to go around it. To hold all the tiers together I used a paper towel roll in the center.
How to make the owl.
What you need:
felt - wings, beak
2 stick pins
thread - same color as button and felt
Fold blanket in half. Bring the outside edges almost to the center. Unfold the corners but keep the middle in the center creating a hourglass.
Place 3-4 diapers on one side of the hourglass. Wrap the sides of the blanket around the diapers.
Bring the bottom of the blanket up over the diapers. Make it snug.
Do the same wrapping on the other side put use only one diaper.
Once the diapers are wrapped then put them together and pin the sides of the blanket together. Make as tight as possible to help give the shape to the owl.
Tack on the button eyes. Remember to only go through the blanket and not the diaper. Cut beak and wings and tack them on.
Once everything is on work on making the shape of the owl because it might need a little love to look like an owl. If it is for a girl you can add a bow by using a stick pin to hold it in place. To hold the owl in place on the cake I stapled the top of the paper towel row together so the owl can slide right on.
I hope this helps in getting creative juices going to solving an issue of how to finish a cake!