Diaper Cake

Decorating By Cakechick123 Updated 17 Mar 2010 , 3:56pm by tame

Cakechick123 Posted 30 Jun 2007 , 11:10am
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I have had several people pm me about the diaper cake in my photos. Instead of answering ea one, Ive decided to post the instructions here. Im not really a good teacher so I hope they make sense. icon_biggrin.gif

I started with 3 6 cakes. After torting and filling, I put each cake on its own board, and doweled each layer, then stacked the cakes, crumb coated and put a central dowel though all three layers. I then rolled the fondant about ½ thick, I normally dont do fondant this thick, but you wont get the folds and outlines of the diapers with a thin layer. The covering was a bit of a pain because the cake is so high, but the thickness of the fondant allowed a little stretching without tearing. Once covered I divided the sides of the cake in 5 more or less equal portions. I 1st used a blunt knife to draw the lines and then used the side of my hand to make the indentations more pronounced. I sprayed the cake with a fine mist of water and then started spreading on shredded coconut, this is a very messy job but really worth it in the end. thumbs_up.gif Then drew another line in the middle of each diaper for the centre fold. This fold only runs around three sides, and on two opposite sides I made a little v shape over the fold line. I made a little gift tag with the babys name from gumpaste and put the ribbon on.

Really very easy and simple. The completed cake measured about 9 tall. I used 6" cakes but Im sure this will look great with any size square cake.



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berryblondeboys Posted 30 Jun 2007 , 11:27am
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These could be used for towels too... though I'm not sure why people would want to make a stack of Towels for a cake! LOL (maybe a spa cake? LOL)

They look real, good job.


Melissa

Doug Posted 30 Jun 2007 , 11:28am
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Thanks for the instructions...

its does seem very easy when so well explained!

Dixiegal01 Posted 30 Jun 2007 , 11:46am
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Thanks Riana, you explained perfectly, this is such a cute idea!

Destini Posted 30 Jun 2007 , 11:46am
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Originally Posted by berryblondeboys

These could be used for towels too... though I'm not sure why people would want to make a stack of Towels for a cake! LOL (maybe a spa cake? LOL)

They look real, good job.


Melissa




Housewarming!? LOL

Really great cake.

briansbaker Posted 30 Jun 2007 , 12:03pm
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Well..I made some towel cakes for Mothers Day.. It included a big body towel, house shoes, and a vase with flowers in the center... PS.. I LOVE YOUR DIAPER CAKE!!!
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berryblondeboys Posted 30 Jun 2007 , 12:17pm
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What cute ideas. This is what I did for a diaper cake recently... Are dipes and wipes baby showers becoming popular?

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Melissa

(not done to the same perfection! I'm not artistic!)

revel Posted 30 Jun 2007 , 12:55pm
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WOW! What awesome cakes! Thanks for the exellent directions! berryblondeboys those are real pampers attached to those cakes right? Again exllent work!

Destini Posted 30 Jun 2007 , 12:56pm
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briansbaker- Those towel cakes are great. They would be perfect for a spa party.

Melissa- That diaper cake is adorable. How did you make the "diapers"?

berryblondeboys Posted 30 Jun 2007 , 1:46pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by revel

WOW! What awesome cakes! Thanks for the exellent directions! berryblondeboys those are real pampers attached to those cakes right? Again exllent work!




I don't want to hijack the thread (I feel bad about that), but those aren't diapers, they are wafer sheets cut to size and covered in fondant. In some European import stores they have big sheets of wafers. I cut two pieces, rolled out a piece of fondant, wrapped a little around the edges and then folded in half to make the diapers. I skewered the last two pieces to the cake by folding two dowels into the last two pieces - one on each end.

Melissa

mommarivera Posted 30 Jun 2007 , 5:19pm
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alot of very nice cakes!!

MsTonyasCakes Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 2:46pm
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Thanks for the "how to" riana! I can't wait to try this!

snowshoe1 Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 4:37pm
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This is the one bad thing about this forum - too many ideas and too little time. Thanks for posting this riana - what a true talent!

applemint_jackie Posted 11 Sep 2007 , 12:01pm
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thank you so much everyone, i did learn some things here...

Mepn Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 9:56am
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Thanks riana...for posting the instructions to the diaper cake. You did and awesome job!

Lyma Posted 13 May 2008 , 2:48pm
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Riana,

This is so beautiful, specially the coconut effect and this is basically why I'm writting to you.

Can you please give me more information on how you did this? You said you used shredded coconut, but it looks like you shredded the coconut a little more or am I wrong?

I really would like to know since I'm making a cake in 2 weeks and I would like to use this effect, it makes it look like cloth.

Can you please email me SOON!!! @ [email protected]

I hope to hear from you,

Thanks again!

Yessie8372 Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 4:43pm
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Thank you riana for the step by step (wink)

lilyankee5688 Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 5:42am
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when i first looked at the stacked diaper cake i said to myself "this is a cake site, not a 'diaper cake' site" then i read your post and was impressed.. i could not believe that was cake.. good job!!!

tame Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 3:56pm
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Thanks

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