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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sweet Baby Cakes...

So before I get to todays post, I just wanted to share my good news! The Wine Box I made a few weeks ago, took 1st place on Papertrey Ink...you can check out Nichole's post HERE! I was so excited when I saw the post...I had made this for a dear friend...I'd better tell her she has a "hot commodity" on her hands now eh??...lol

Now, on to today's post! I have made several of these diaper cakes for gifts in the past, but wanted to try something new. I had envisioned some free standing butterflies with bright colors and it turned out exactly the way I had planned...this doesn't happen too often for me! Step 1: time to tie all the diapers together! For this cake I used Pampers Swaddlers in size 1...these are the ones to get as they don't have designs to cover up! I would have normally used rubberbands, but since I didn't have any on hand, I found a HUGE roll of some old statin ribbon lying around and there was just enough for the whole project. If you're using ribbon, be sure to get a tight knot to hold the diaper together.
Step 2: Assemble all your layers! The number of diapers on each layer will depend on how large you want to make each layer. I will edit this later with the amount on each layer that I did...I already sent it off and forgot to count:(
Since this cake was sent via the USPS, it had to be easy to assemble on the other end. So, to make assembly easy, I simply found a 1/4 dowel(I used E-6000), added my decorations, and slid it down the middle of the layers. For the top of the cake I used my Creative Memories Oval Cutting Patterns for the matte and the added some chipboard letters("baby") which were clear embossed with 3 layers of UTEE. You can use 2 layers if you like, I just perferred the thickness and shine of 3 layers.
Just to add a little more fun to the cake, I added these clear embossed butterflies. They are attached to 20 gauge wire which was "swirled" with some pliers and then tucked into the diapers. I really like how this one turned out, so I may opt to do more of these vs. the fabric lined I usually make.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is so adorable. I may case it, my neice is having a girl...may try for her shower. TFS!

Regina Runge said...

Dawn! I am so excited for you! That wine case was gorgeous, but to be mentioned on Heather's blog! Wow! You go girl!!
Congrats!
Regina

Jackie said...

I'm actually going to try and tackle this but I was wondering if you remembered the number of diapers you used? I've seen them before but I like the ribbon used on this one, you said you used ALOT how much would that measure about? lol Thanks for the help...LOVE the blog!