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Baby Shower Diaper Cakes - A Centerpiece & Gift All Rolled Into One!

Published June 03, 2007        by Kim

If you are on the hook to throw a baby shower for a friend, family member or co-worker, you know how overwhelming it can be to get the event planned and make it fun. Relax! You’ll be the talk of the party when you use a baby shower diaper cake as the show piece of the shower. Not only will you have a great gift to give Mom after the party is over, but you’ll have the most unforgettable and unique centerpiece they’ve ever seen. A baby shower cake is a fully useable non-edible cake that is constructed from disposable diapers that are rolled up to form layers. Each layer is stacked on top of the previous one to form the tiers of the cake and tied with ribbons to hold the diapers and layers in place. Then, essential baby items like lotions, powders, manicure sets, teething rings and little toys are tucked in amongst the diapers. Often times the layers are wrapped or accessorized with themed receiving blankets, bibs, clothing and layette items, booties and more. These cakes make excellent gifts for a first time Mom who needs all the essentials or the Mom who is a pro because after-all, what Mom couldn’t use a few more diapers?

When it comes to diaper cakes, there are two options – make it yourself using instructions from somewhere like or purchase one online from a reputable gift company such as Baby Gifts & Gift Baskets. This company offers cakes ranging in size from small cupcakes that can be used as centerpieces on individual shower tables to 5-tier masterpieces that look beautiful when displayed on the gift or buffet table at the shower. In addition to the various sizes, the baby cakes are available in numerous themes and color schemes for Mom’s expecting baby boys or girls (and even neutral for Mom’s who are waiting for the delivery). For boys, the most popular designs are Sports, Little Prince and Froggy themed cakes. For girls, Little Princess, Ladybug and Flowers tend to be the most popular choices. Just choose something to coordinate with your shower color scheme or theme. Better yet, choose a design to coordinate with the nursery if you know what Mom is planning. Cakes are even available personalized or designed for twin babies. Generally, prices range from around $20 for the cupcake size diaper cakes to upwards of $200 for the ultimate 5 tier cakes that are packed with diapers and tons of baby essentials.