Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays

Wishing all Personalized Diaper Cakes friends and fans a very Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays and a very happy New Year.

Here's to 2011 and all of the new babies that will join us this year! Hopefully some of you will be the recipients of a Personalized Diaper Cake!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

For Sale!

This doesn't happen very often, but we do have an already made diaper cake up for sale.

As is, this cake can be yours for $92

72 Pampers Newborn diapers
Johnson and Johnson products (Shampoo, Body Wash, Baby Powder)
2 NUK 0+ pacifiers
2 Teething rings
1 Pair of socks
3 Spoons
2 Gerber wash cloths
1 Handmade, child safe puppy dog

Minor modifications can be made though. These modifications include changing the cake topper to fit your theme needs, as well as changing some of the attachments. Those changes would of course change the price of the cake.

One thing that can't be changed is the ribbon or the number of diapers.

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with us and we'll discuss your options.

Upcoming Holidays

Looking for a one of the kind gift for the baby in your life this holiday season? Contact us! We can create something special that you can leave under your tree or to ring in the New Year.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Holiday Fair = Success!

The Seldens Landing Holiday Fair was a success for Personalized Diaper Cakes!

Special thanks to my sister in law, recipient of our Monkey themed cake,

for coming along and helping out.

While the Dog diaper cake didn't sell at the fair, there was a lot of interest and contact information given out, which is great!!

But even better news for you! That Dog diaper cake that was on display at the holiday fair is up for sale! If you're interested, contact me with pricing information. Also available, like the cake but want a different topper? We can adjust the price to include a new topper that matches the theme you're looking for.

As a reminder, here's the Dog diaper cake and it's specifications.

72 Pampers Newborn Diapers
2 Gerber Washcloths
2 Teething Toys
Johnson and Johnson Products (Shampoo, Body Wash, Powder)
3 Spoons
2 NUK 0+ Pacifiers
1 Pair 0-6 Month Socks
Handmade Stuffed Dog (can be replaced if desired)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Holiday Fair Cake

So Friday is the Holiday Fair where Personalized Diaper Cakes will have a table set up. I decided to make a gender neutral cake to display, and also have up for sale if anyone wishes to purchase.

72 Pampers Newborn diapers
Johnson and Johnson products (Shampoo, Body Wash, Baby Powder)
2 NUK 0+ pacifiers
2 teething rings
1 pair of socks
3 Spoons
2 Gerber wash cloths
1 handmade puppy dog

This cake is up for sale, so if you are interested in purchasing it, contact me for pricing information.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Two Personalized Diaper Cakes recipients welcomed their little bundle of joys over the past few days.

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Warren on the birth of their daughter Temperance Faith on October 30

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. DelGrosso on the birth of their son Leo Oliver TODAY, November 3

Many many congratulations to you and your families. Enjoy your new little families.

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Sneak Peak!!

So I've started work on the diaper cake for the Seldens Landing Holiday Fair in a few weeks. Here's a sneak peak at the topper. Can anyone guess the theme?!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Bunny Cake

New cake!!
Made for a little baby girl, a one tier bunny cake.

70 Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive diapers
1 Lamp hand rattle
2 Wash cloths
Johnson & Johnson travel shampoo, body wash and powder
2 NUK pacifier
1 wrist rattle
1 Bright Starts teething ring
Super soft stuffed Bunny

Additional Details:
11 inches across
Close up of the ribbon used

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Come Visit!

We'll be at the 2nd Annual Seldens Landing Holiday Fair on Friday November 12, 2010 at 6pm with examples of our cakes and ordering information. Come see us and order a cute cake for the baby in your life!

No Baby Shower In Your Future?

No worries! Diaper cakes can be given as a gift at any time! Need ideas for a baby's first Christmas? Why not give that special baby in your life something unique for Christmas, something that will be used for more than just a few days before they lose interest in it? Ok, so maybe it will be more of a gift for that cute little baby's mommy and daddy. We'll bake your cake out of the size diapers that will fit that cute little tush and fill it with a bunch of goodies, toys, stuffed animals, socks, etc. Anything you can think of!!

As we create made to order cakes, please allow as much time as possible when ordering. On average, a three tier cake can take up to two weeks to create (plus shipping when needed). Single layer cakes can be created in a faster time period, but at least a week's notice is greatly appreciated.

Contact us for more details.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Why Personalized Diaper Cakes?

If you do a simple Google search for diaper cakes, a lot of options come up. So why choose a Personalized Diaper Cake instead of one of the others?

Here's just a few reasons.

-We truly let you customize your cake. From the number of tiers, to the theme, the colors and even what you want on the cake. Because of this, we don't have cakes pre-made and ready to buy, so our production time does take a little longer, but it you will be assured that the cake you're presented with truly is a one of a kind.
Other companies let you "customize", by changing out the ribbon

-The way we "bake" our cakes allow you to present a cake with a lot more diapers then our competition. On average, a 3-tier diaper cake involves 160 Newborn diapers.
Other companies construct their cakes differently, only using 45-60 diapers

-Our cakes are filled with useful items, from pacifiers to socks. Everything can be used by the parents.
Other cakes only include a few small things as decorations, or sometimes nothing

So look around at your options, we're confident that you'll come back to us!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Need Shipping?

We can ship anywhere!

We Only Use the Best

In making of our diaper cakes, we use only the best products available to ensure you get everything you're paying for.

Quality is our top priority. We want to make sure that you're happy with the product you receive and that it meets (or exceeds) all of your expectations.

Some commonly used products are:

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Single Layer Cakes

Newly added to our collection, single layer "sheet" cakes!

38 Size 1 Pampers
1 pair of 0-6 month pink socks
Johnson and Johnson travel shampoo, soap and baby powder
2 NUK 0-6 month pacifiers
1 pink carseat toy
1 teething toy
1 Pampers Stage 1 5oz bottle (newborn)
Lamb stuffed animal

Remember, all cakes are customized for your needs, so no two cakes are the same, giving you a truly one of a kind gift.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Products Offered

Personalized Diaper Cakes are truly that, personalized. No cake is ever baked until it's ordered, ensuring that the cake delivered to you is all your design, the size you want and filled with all ingredients that you specified.

Just to give you a few ideas of what we can do:

Any number of tiers - Typically a three layer cake is baked. However, we can make cakes smaller for a smaller event, or larger to ensure that there's enough for everyone. Of course, prices will be adjusted based on the size of the cake.

Want to add an additional touch to your cake? Add cupcakes!! Coming soon, diaper cupcakes!

Want something special for a special baby who's already born? We can make cakes using size 1 diapers. Contact us for more information.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


You have to love diaper cakes given as a surprise to the mom to be. Yesterday the Elephant Themed diaper cake was on display at Holly and Chris D.'s baby shower. The parents to be are coworkers of my mom's, so I was able to make an appearance at the shower to see their reaction. And that's what makes diaper cakes so fun, seeing the reaction of the couple when they see it.

Happy Baby Chris and Holly!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Finishing the Cake

So I showed you what the undecorated cake looks like, now time to see the finishing steps.

First, find ribbon that matches your theme. For this one, I went with two different colors that matches the bedding picked out for the nursery.
It's hard to see from the picture, but I choose a blue bigger ribbon with an aqua smaller ribbon.
Then you take the ribbon and, using a glue gun, attached the ribbons to each layer of the diaper cake. I choose to use two ribbons on each layer, but this can be customized for each cake.

After the ribbons are attached, the fun begins!
Gather together the cake decorations and begin to plan out where you want things to go.

For this cake I had pacifiers, socks, newborn mittens, wrist rattles, spoons, teething toys, travel supplies, and washcloths.

And finally, the finished product!

And there you have it, a finished diaper cake!!

160 Newborn Pampers diapers
Johnson and Johnson's travel body wash
Johnson and Johnson's travel baby powder
Johnson and Johnson's travel shampoo
Travel Desitin
Baby socks 0-6 months
Newborn mittens
Newborn wrist rattles (2)
NUK pacifier (2)
Baby spoons (5)
Washcloths (2)
Frog teether toy
Pacifier clip
Stuffed elephant teething toy
Carter's elephant blanket
Stuffed elephant

Friday, September 24, 2010

Cake Layers are Done!

So the layers are done! This three layer cake took approximately 160 newborn diapers.

The next step? Attaching the decorative ribbon around the center of each layer and then ribbon along the top and bottom of each layer to hold all of the cake goodies in place.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Progress of a Diaper Cake

So I started showing everyone how I make my diaper cakes. Now time to fill you in on it's progress!
The bottom layer is now complete. Hint: Once enough diapers are wrapped around each other, hold the roll of diapers between your knees so you have both hands to pull the diapers tight.
On to the middle layer (this cake will be three layers). This layer is made exactly the same as the first layer, taking time to even out the layer so that it will lay flat on top of the bottom layer. And it's up to you how big this layer is going to be. It should be smaller than your first layer, but not too small!

Finally, a sneak peak at the cake topper!!

More later!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Making Of... What I Use

So there's several different ways to create diaper cakes and all of them are effective in getting the "cake" feel.

Here's what I use to create custom diaper cakes.
Newborn diapers. The smaller size of these diapers create the perfect height for the cake layers
Pampers. I personally like the Pampers Swaddle Newborn diapers. What I like about these is that they are soft to the touch and also the outside is all white and creates a better "cake" feel.
Close up of the Pampers Newborn diaper. The yellow band at the top gives me a good guide for lining up the diapers and allows me to have an all white cake.

As I said, there's several ways to put together a diaper cake. This is how I create them, starting with one and then creating a continuous roll of diapers, all held together with first aid tape.
What is needed to start the process. Newborn diapers and First Aid tape
Johnson and Johnson First Aid tape. This is used to hold the diapers together, and while the tape will be on the diapers, all diapers are still usable once the tape is removed
The rolling of the diapers. It's one continuous roll, creating the cake "layers"

Friday, September 17, 2010

Diaper Cake Examples

Very first diaper cake, November 2008. The couple was not finding out if they were having a boy or a girl, so I went with the nursery theme, ducks and frogs. In addition to the stuffed duck and frog, I include some grooming tools, travel size shampoo and powder, socks, and spoons, among other fun stuff. And to match their color scheme, green and yellow ribbon tied everything together.

Second diaper cake, June 2009. I went with a monkey theme after finding the adorable stuffed monkey. As for colors, I decided on brown (to match the monkey) and blue. Once the colors were picked, I found blue and brown goodies to display on the cake. I decorated with spoons, travel shampoo, lotion and powder, socks, slippers, sunglasses and pacifiers.

First four tier diaper cake. 2010. And my first girl cake! For this one, done as a surprise for the mom to be, I based the color scheme off of the nursery bedding. As for the stuffed animal, the mom to be loves giraffes, so it was only natural to pick a girl giraffe for the cake. Because of the size of the stuffed animal, I had to do something a little different, and had the giraffe off to the side of the cake. In order to have everything fit together, fake flowers were added to the cake, food for the giraffe! Another new aspect I added to this diaper cake was a matching blanket which I placed under the cake. The blanket also had a giraffe on it, matching the color scheme as well. Included on this cake: shoes, teething toys, spoons, socks, a small toy, travel size powder, shampoo and lotion, and pacifiers.

Girl diaper cake, August 2010. Again, the theme for this cake was based off of the nursery bedding and the stuffed animal on top was picked because the parents to be have two dogs, very similar to the stuffed dog. I again chose a blanket that matched the nursery bedding to place under the cake. In addition, I added a ballerina toy (mom to be danced growing up and in high school and college), bows and headbands, shoes, socks (placed on the puppy), newborn mittens, pacifiers and pacifier clips, travel size products, bath squirt toys, spoons, teething toys, and a few flowers to fill in any gaps.

So that's just a few examples of what I've done. Currently working on another one, and as I'm putting it together, I'm going to be documenting the process. Be sure to check back soon!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

What Is A Diaper Cake?

Diaper cakes have become a popular decoration/gift idea for baby showers. Made completely out of newborn diapers (or any size diapers for that matter) and covered with useful items for a new mom and baby, diaper cakes are practical gift ideas, as well as conversation pieces. And once the baby is born, all mom and dad need to do is undo the cake, layer by layer, and use the diapers!

I've seen two different ways to construct a diaper cake, the way I've done them, continuously rolling diapers together to form the cake layers or the second way, by rolling each individual diaper and then wrapping the individually rolled diapers around a core.

Each diaper cake starts with a theme making each one a personalized gift. Themes can be based off of anything, the nursery, the bedding the expecting parents picked for their baby, the shower theme, anything is possible!