The Owl and The Pussycat
Diaper Cake

Check out this adorable baby girl diaper cake that uses the nursery rhyme The Owl and The Pussycat to create it's theme.

Diaper cakes make such wonderful gifts for expecting mom's.  

In one gift you, can share with her one of the most unique presents with an assortment of beautiful and useful items that are perfect for her newborn.

Prior to purchasing any items for this particular diaper cake, I checked the baby registries for the expecting mother.  I found that she loves pink and chocolate brown.  She also loves owls.

I used this information to determine which nursery rhyme I would use for my diaper cake theme.

Diaper Cake Ingredients

  Here's the list of items I used to complete this diaper cake:

  • 85 size 1 Pamper's swaddler disposable diapers
  • 1 white receiving blanket with pink and purple polka dots
  • 1 pink receiving blanket with an owl print
  • 1 pink cat hooded infant terrycloth bath towel
  • 1 pink bottle brush
  • 1 1oz bottle of Gas Relief drops
  • 2 infant sized pacifiers
  • 1 package of baby wipes
  • 8 pastel colored infant wash cloths
  • 1 green 2 piece owl print outfit
  • 1 pink cat face knit cap
  • 1 pink kitty print onesie with leopard print pants
  • 1 green owl print onesie with solid pants
  • 1 stuffed owl toy with attached "blankie"

To assemble the diaper cake I gathered the following items:

  • 1 14" round cardboard cake plate
  • several large rubber bands
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • several large diaper or safety pins
  • scissors
  • tiered cake pans (6", 8", 10")
  • roll of clear cellophane wrap
  • roll of brown cloth ribbon with pink polka dots
  • roll of pink cloth ribbon with white polka dots
  • roll of bright pink cloth ribbon with white flowers
  • roll of white curling ribbon

How to Assemble Diaper Cake

To get started, I used the 10" cake pan and placed the pink bottle brush in the center.  The bottle brush supplies a support for the center of the cake layers.  The cake pan gave me a form to establish the size of the bottom layer.

I simply wrapped the diapers around the bottle brush adding layers till the cake pan was filled.  Then I used a large rubber band to hold the diapers in place.  

I then added the second layer of diapers to the cake by wrapping around the center again.  I made this layer about 8" across to create the middle tier. Again, a rubber band was used to secure the diaper layer in place.

Once I had secured the diapers for the bottom and middle layers, I removed them and the bottle brush from the cake pan.

The third layer was built the same way as the first two and secured with a large rubber band.

Now that all the layers are "baked, I iced each layer.  For the bottom layer I used the owl print receiving blanket.  I folded the blanket into fourths first, then wrapped and tucked into place around the bottom layer.  I used a large safety pin to secure the ends in place.

The middle layer was wrapped and secured with the white polka dot receiving blanket.  

The top layer was iced with the hooded cat towel.  The towel was folded and wrapped so that the cat face of the hood appears on the front of the layer.

In order to secure the "icing" and hide the safety pins, I wrapped each layer with one of the ribbons.  The ends of the ribbons were overlapped and glued with the hot glue gun in place.

When using the hot glue be sure that you don't use the glue directly on any of the gift items.  This way you don't have to have any worries about damaging your gifts.

Now the fun starts with adding the gift items to the finished tiers.  I do this by hot gluing, safety pins or even tying items in place all around the cake.

Washcloth Rosebuds

A nice to touch to any diaper cake is to make roses to tuck in to various places to fill in and give a finished look.

They are so easy to make with little infant washcloths.

To start, simply roll the wash cloth into a "tube".  Then fold it in half and hold it in place with a small rubber band or a ribbon.  I like to use curling ribbon and tie a tight little bow.

To attach them to the cake, cut another piece of curling ribbon and slip in behind the tied ribbon on the rosebuds

The Finishing Touch

I always wrap my finished diaper cakes in clear cellophane wrap.  You can also use a colored cellophane if you prefer.  I set the finished product on the rolled out cellophane and determine how much I'll need to fully cover the cake.

Then wrap it up and tie it with a beautiful bow.  You can also print out a version of the nursery rhyme that your cake theme is based on and tie it to the package as well.

And there you have it, a beautiful totally unique gift for a precious baby girl. One that will delight any mom with it's variety of items,  attractive packaging and the knowledge that this was made with lots of tender loving care!

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