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  • Diaper Cake

    A diaper cake makes a great baby shower gift and/or centerpiece. I received a large one at my first baby shower and thought it was great. For my friend’s baby shower, I was inspired by this picture from a Right Start catalog and decided to make a small diaper cake to be the centerpiece. I used these directions as a general guide, but made only two layers (I wanted to keep the cake low so the guests could see across the table). I found that a relatively tight rubber band around each layer was a must. I also ended up rubberbanding most of the diapers individually to keep them tightly rolled. To keep the cake together, I used chopsticks instead of dowels. For presentation, I bought the kind of cardboard used to serve cakes at a crafts store. I had thought that the diapers would be white and originally intended to use a cute pink gingham ribbon to disguise the rubber bands, but had to go with plain white ribbon when the diapers turned out to be quite colorful. (I used about 30 Huggies Supreme size 1s for my small two-layer cake.)

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