Diaper cakes are popular gifts for expectant parents. They are also fun to use as centerpieces as baby showers. Made from diapers, toys, and other goodies, they are not only fun to give, but practical too. Whether you buy one or make your own, be sure to coordinate it with the theme of the baby shower or the nursery, and in addition to the diapers, load it down with other presents that the parents of the new baby will appreciate, including bottles, rattles, pacifiers, booties, baby shampoo and powder, bibs, and other goodies.
Popular book, movie, and television characters – Many parents decide to decorate their nursery using characters from books and movies. Winnie the Pooh, Elmo and the rest of the Sesame Street gang and Peter Rabbit of the Beatrix Potter story books are all good examples. If you can, find receiving blankets featuring the theme to wrap around the cake tiers. In addition, embellish using coordinating baby goods, such as rattles and toys.
Ideas for baby boys – Western cowboy themes, chook trains, and sports are popular cake ideas for little boys. For cowboy, top off the top with a small cowboy hat or pair of toddler sized cowboy books a train diaper cake can be topped with a wooden toy train, such as Thomas the Tank or Brio trains. Even though the little guy would not be able to play with them right away, these toy trains can be used to decorate his nursery until he’s old enough to roll them around. Sports are also a popular option. Soccer, basketball, and football cakes are good for an all purpose sports theme, or you can create a τούρτες γενεθλίων για κορίτσια based around a popular team, such as the New Orleans Saints or the Chicago Cubs.
Ideas for baby girls – Fun diaper cakes for little girls include butterfly, ladybug and princess cakes. For a butterfly cake, decorate the tiers with silk butterflies, or make your own out of tissue paper or other art supplies. Ladybug concoctions are fun to put together, in bold shades of red and green or pastel hues of pink and pale green. If you cannot find any ladybug toys to decorate the cake, hunt down stickers and die cuts at your local scrapbooking store to be used as embellishments. If the parents do not know if they are having a baby boy or girl, gender neutral themes such as stuffed bears, rubber duckiest, and ocean or jungle themes are good choices. Let’s take teddy bears, for example. It is easy to decorate this style of cake by simply placing a stuffed animal on the top.