Diaper Cake Ideas – Five Creative Designs
Looking for a great baby shower gift? Check out these five creative diaper cake ideas and make your own baby present with just a bit of planning and only 30 minutes.
Diaper cakes can be used as either decorations for the baby shower or as a gift for the new baby. They’re most often made with disposable diapers, although cloth can be used, too. A simple two tier diaper cake can be made using one package of disposable diapers, rubber bands, some ribbon and an assortment of baby items.
To create something unique, find baby items that follow a theme. Some ideas for great themes and the diaper cake decorations that go with them include:
Princess Diaper Cake Idea
Pink princess baby bib
Pink star baby blanket
Wide pink ribbon and bows
Zoo Diaper Cake
Plush lion toy for the cake topper
Giraffe and elephant shaped teething toys
Jungle baby rattle
Animal print baby blanket and bib
Animal print pacifier tethers for car seats
Lion feeding bowl, fork and spoon set
Noah’s Ark Diaper Cake
Small Noah’s Ark toy cake topper
Pair of soft lamb animals
Pair of soft infant finger puppets in the shape of kangaroos
Pair of squeaker sheep toys
Rainbow teething ring
Bath Time Diaper Cake Idea
Yellow baby wash cloths tied in pink or blue ribbon
Yellow and green hooded baby towel
Yellow rubber ducks in different sizes
Small containers of baby powder, lotion and bath soap
Ocean Baby Diaper Cake
Infant goldfish toy for the cake topper
Smiling dolphin plush toys
Infant gel flip flops
Colorful diaper cover wrap
Starfish shaped teething toy
Fish baby rattle
You can find diaper cake ideas in almost any baby item. Browse online or in the baby section of your favorite department store and look for items that belong together in a theme and match in color. Always make sure the items you choose that are meant as toys or baby products are safe for infants.
If you want your diaper cake to last as a nursery decoration for awhile after the baby is born, use disposable diapers that are a size larger than newborn and attach baby toys that are appropriate for babies a few months and older. Newborns do a lot of things – sleep, eat, sleep – but they don’t necessarily need those toys right away. Choose a diaper cake theme that matches the crib set and your gift can last as a decoration for just a little longer.
About the Author
Erica Stone is a working mom of three boys who has spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to make balloon decorations for the seemingly endless stream of birthday parties and baby showers in her life.
What would you consider to be a good price for a diaper cake?
Tell me any price you think would be decent for a diaper cake… Please specify what size you are talking about… such as a cupcake, 1 tier, 2 tier, 3 tier, 4 tier, and 5 tier.. Thank you so much!!
Depends on how many diapers the diaper cake contains, what brand of disposable diapers are used, and also what else is included. Are you going to add baby care items like pacifiers, blankets, etc., or will your cakes be diapers only? Are you going to construct your diaper cakes with Pampers? Huggies? A generic?
I would do a little internet research and see what others are charging for their diaper cakes. Compare the contents of other people’s diaper cakes with your own. When you see a diaper cake that has about the same number of diapers (and the same brand), with about the same amount of baby supplies included, make a note of the price.
Once you get a good feel for what’s out there, price your cakes competitively. You don’t want to offer the most expensive diaper cakes on the market, but you don’t want to be the cheapest either. People will assume there is something sub-standard about your diaper cakes compared to others if they cost substantially less than other cakes that are available. Besides, you are just losing money if your prices aren’t competitive within the market. You can charge *a little* less than most people if you want a little edge over more expensive retailers, but I wouldn’t go much less than 5% below average.
Keep in mind that diaper cakes you see on eBay are going to be priced a bit less than diaper cakes from commercial websites – people who offer diaper cakes for sale on eBay have to price them lower to stay competitive with all the other sellers of diaper cakes on eBay. There are a lot!
I wish you great success with your diaper cake business!
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