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And one diaper cake to rule them all…

2013 July 15
by Emily Hill

I have been dying to share this diaper cake with you ever since I hosted my sister’s baby shower in April. Just look at it—have you ever seen anything so fabulous in all your life?


Diaper cake for baby shower

This diaper caked was created by none other than Molly, the same friend who came up with the ingenious idea of a one-sheet and color storyboard to help coordinate outfits for family photos. She also wrote the most awesome family newsletter EVER.

She is an inspiration on so many levels. (You should see her throw a bridal shower.)


Diaper cake for baby shower

Because this was my sister’s first baby (and a girl), I begged asked Molly to create a diaper cake to coordinate with the red and turquoise colors I’d chosen for the baby shower. And if it all possible, it had to have polka dots…or polka spots as we like to call them.

I may have bribed her with Diet Coke as well.

I’m pretty sure Molly found the cutest fabric currently in existence and then created the most adorable, “holy crap are those hair bows?!” diaper cake EVER.


Diaper cake for baby shower

Sure, the cake had diapers but it also had handmade hair bows and burp cloths, bottle brushes, rubber duckies, socks, teething rings, pacifiers, handmade tutu skirt, ruffled onesie and a pair of the most to-die-for Mary Janes.

In red patent leather, no less.


Diaper cake for baby shower

Molly was totally cool with me posting the ins and outs of her phenomenal diaper cake as long as I broke it down so you could see exactly what was involved. In the past she would get frustrated with diaper cakes found online because they showed only the finished product.

Though the photos below aren’t staged all fancy (at the rate I was going, Megan’s baby would’ve outgrown the diapers before I returned the cake), I hope they give you a good idea of the items Molly used in creating this one-of-a-kind diaper cake.

I’m pretty sure I owe her a lifetime supply of Diet Coke. And then some.


Items used in a baby girl diaper cake for a baby shower

Top row:

  • Wood “S” (Michael’s)
  • Red patent leather Mary Jane baby showers


Middle row:

  • Pacifiers
  • Headband
  • Hair bows (handmade)


Bottom row:

  • Tutu skirt (handmade)

Items for baby girl diaper cake for baby shower

Clockwise from left:

  • Onesie
  • Burp cloths (handmade)
  • Bottle brushes
  • Rubber ducks ($1 aisle at Target; I’ve seen multiple colors on Oriental Trading’s site)
  • Teething rings
  • Hair bow (handmade)
  • Baby socks
  • Bib (handmade)

The base was a basic diaper cake. She wrapped the diapers in the coordinating fabric…


Diaper cake tutorial

…and then filled it in with crinkle paper and tulle.


Diaper cake tutorial

I’m pretty sure this diaper cake has put all other diaper cakes to shame.


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  1. July 15, 2013

    I’m pretty sure this is the best diaper cake that I’ve ever seen. Too cute!
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    Isn’t it absolutely amazing? Love it!
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  2. July 15, 2013

    Seriously, the cutest diaper cake I have ever seen!!
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    I about died when I saw it!
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  3. July 16, 2013

    pretty sure it really does put all others to shame. And to think I usually just throw a package in. I suck.
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    You so don’t suck. That’s one less package to buy!
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  4. July 16, 2013

    I really need to step up my baby gift giving game if this is what others are doing. Love the colors, and all of the adorable bows. She really did think of everything!
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    I love how everything is useful on the cake from the hair bows to the burp cloths. So fun!
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  5. July 16, 2013

    Holy macaroons! This is for sure a 10 DIET COKE cake!

    Makes me wish I was planning a shower for a first…alas, all my sisters have had kids. My daughter is 3…

    Sounds like it’s time to get the sister-in-law married off just so I can create this cake!

    Thanks for the share! (and to your freakishly talented friend!)
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    Freakishly talented is the perfect way to describe Molly.

    And now I want macaroons…
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  6. July 16, 2013

    That is seriously amazeballs. Do I see a unicorn one in our future? :)
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    I’m not sure about that. I worked out a trade and baked a bazillion salted caramel butter bars for her son’s reception. I haven’t yet recovered.
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  7. Nessa permalink
    July 16, 2013

    Too cute!

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    I know, right?!
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  8. November 4, 2013

    Now making of photo throw is not something that needs a lot of planning and effort.
    If you can not put these things around the crib, they may.
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