My answer would be why not. Diaper cakes are a creative way to give parents the one thing they all need and that’s diapers.
If you have attended a baby shower in the last 5 years chances are you have seen a diaper cake. Good, bad or ugly most parents to-be have or will receive a gift of one.
Over the years those of us who design diaper cakes have added to the traditional tier’d cake. With a little creativity we take diapers and shape them into motorcycles, tricycles and even baby strollers.
As the designer behind BabyLuvsCakes Diaper Cakes we have added style to our designs. We dress our plush bears in real baby outfits and even shoes. We add baby items like receiving blankets, bottles, burp cloths and baby wipes to our designs.
The next time you find yourself shopping for a baby gift consider the advantages of giving a diaper cake:
They make really cute baby gifts.
They can be used as the centerpiece for your baby shower.
They can be custom made to match your baby shower theme.
They can be used as decor in your nursery and when dismantled all of the items can be used for the baby long after the baby shower.
I started out designing diaper cakes sitting at my dining room table. I have even used a TV table to work on and now thanks to my oldest son I have my own space. A lot of thought went into creating the perfect work space for BabyLuvsCakes diaper cake. Storage, organization and display space were all important factors when planning my studio. I wasn’t sure about the cubicle storage system but my son was right, they are a big help in keeping everything organized. The top of the units are the perfect place to display my work. The desk was a $25 purchase from Craig’s List, love, love, love it!
It’s a lot of work prepping for a craft fair but I was so excited and couldn’t wait to get started. This is an opportunity for vendors (including me) to show off and sell our handmade goods. It’s also an opportunity to talk about and demonstrate what I love to do, design diaper cakes. In May I participated in two separate events. Lankenua’s Spring Craft Fair, and Enon Tabernacle’s Spring Fest.
It’s all in the planning. I had a list for everything. On my chalkboard I listed the diaper cakes I wanted to design. I had a notebook with a list of supplies I would need to take like my banner, order forms, business cards, table cloth, etc. A list for things I needed to purchase like a pop-up tent because I was outside for one of the fairs. Best purchase I made all summer.
So if you get the chance to participate in a craft fair, take it!
Pink and brown were the colors used for the baby shower and our inspiration for this 4-tier diaper cake. Once we found this cute Carter’s outfit the rest was easy. We added a pink blanket with small brown flowers and a matching comb and brush set in baby pink. I saw this ribbon and I knew it would coordinate beautifully with our design, the family loved it!
All this and a couple cases of diapers and I’m ready to get started prepping for the craft fair. #ilovewhatido#lankenaucraftfair It’s a lot of work but I love it! Checking supplies and getting everything ready for the creative process.
All diaper cakes are not created equally! There’s nothing wrong with store brand diapers but I didn’t use them for my kids so why would I use them for your’s?
We have very high standards when considering which baby items to use when putting together one of our diaper cakes. I don’t use anything in a BabyLuvsCakes diaper cake that I wouldn’t use for one of my grandchildren. #diapercakes#handmade#babygift
stazia831 left a comment on your photo: I’m a little late but I just want to send my THANK YOU all the way from Connecticut for an awesome diaper cake! Gloria purchased this for my baby girl Maeci who was born April 24th.