Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Whale of a Good Time

We've done a lot of girl cakes, so when I was contacted to do a Nautical themed cake for a little boy, I was extremely excited.

There's not much nautical themed baby items out there right now, so I decided to focus on the colors and throw in a few nautical items. 

This cake includes over 140 Pampers Newborn diapers, 2 NUK pacifiers, Johnson and Johnson products, 4 Gerber soft tip spoons, 2 pairs of socks, 3 washcloths, 1 cloth diaper burp cloth, 1 Sassy ring rattle, 1 Koala baby security blanket and 1 Baby Einstein baby Neptune Rattle. Plus, the super cute whale on top! 

It came out so cute! Hopefully mommy to be enjoyed it, and their newborn son gets lots of snuggle time with his new whale!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

A Yankee Mountaineer Duck

This was a first for me. I normally have a single theme to work with, or maybe a theme and a color scheme to work within, but for this cake, mommy-to-be's sister wanted either a New York Yankees cake or a duck cake. See, as we were discussing ideas she said that mommy and daddy to be weren't going with anything too girly for their daughter, so anything too pink/purple/girly just wouldn't do. Enter challenge one. Making a Yankees diaper cake for a little girl, that wasn't too girly, and add in duck elements, and somehow make it all fit.

Head spinning yet?

Just when I started to get my mind around this cake, we added a third theme to the cake. Mommy and daddy to be are WVU fans, so we decided to throw WVU into the cake. But this actually made the cake easier. See, the Yankees colors are blue and white, WVU is blue and yellow, and ducks are yellow. The WVU theme was used to tie together the Yankees and the ducks theme. In my head, it all worked. But there was part of me that was still a little concerned that it would look too busy, so I held my breath and hoped for the best.

To find unique, one of a kind items for this cake, I searched Etsy for ideas and found a ton of stuff, like this custom Yankees onesie

And this super cute duck hat
But the item that is the icing on the cake (pun intended), was the totally custom cake topper. Here was our issue. What do you put on top of a NY Yankee, WVU, duck cake to pull it all together? We thought about just a duck, but thought that might lead it to be more of a duck themed cake with some Yankees and WVU stuff included. After going back and forth for a bit, we decided on a fleece duck made out of Yankees fleece. (Not so) surprisingly, I couldn't find anything like that on the internet. So I reached out to a vendor I had worked with before (on this cake) and we created a completely one of a kind stuffed animal.
Seriously, how cute is he?!! All decked out in New York Yankees fleece and blue and yellow ribbon (WVU). It was perfect!!

So now that you've seen some of the custom aspects of this cake, how about seeing the finished product?

This cake is made out of 110 Pampers Newborn Diapers, 2 NUK pacifiers, 2 onesies, Johnson and Johnson products, 3 Gerber spoons, 1 pair of socks, a handle rattle, 1 Yankees pacifier holder, a pair of WVU shoes, a burp cloth, a Yankees fleece rattle ball, and the duck hat.
Tailgater in Training burp cloth purchased here
The Yankees fleece ball was made by the same person who made the duck. She used the extra fleece from the duck and created a custom rattle. 
The Yankees pacifier clip is another Etsy find. You can find this one and more here
Fingers crossed mommy and daddy to be enjoy it!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Flying High

Late last week we received an inquiring for a quick turn around bike for a new mom and dad. Dad is in the Air Force so we went off of that for the theme of the bike. With such a quick turn around we weren't able to find any Air Force items for the bike, but we did incorporate the colors (blue and yellow) as well as patriotic colors (red, white, and blue). And then, this guy found us
 Seriously, the old school pilot goggles get me every time!!

This bike is made up of 40 size 1 Pampers diapers, 2 cloth diapers, 2 receiving blankets, 6 link toys, 2 bibs, 1 pair of socks and the little cutie pie rider!!

We were thrilled to be able to make this work on such a tight deadline, and hope the new parents are settling in with their new little bundle of joy! Congratulations!

Friday, September 21, 2012

A Little Birdy

An old coworker contacted me (by the way, I miss you at work, come back!!!!) to make a cake for her sister in laws baby shower, using the plates they had purchased for the shower as a jumping off point. Using that plate, I found almost identical ribbon

and it all came together from there!!

This two layer cake includes 116 Pampers Swaddlers Newborn Diapers, 1 bib, 4 Gerber soft tip spoons, 1 headband, 2 super soft wash cloths, 2 NUK pacifiers, 2 pairs of socks, Johnson and Johnson travel size products, 1 Bright Starts License to Drool teething toy, 2 Bright Starts Chill & Teethe teethers and 1 super soft teddy bear.

And now for some close-ups of the details

Don't you just love how the bib is such a close match to the ribbon?!

I'll be back later this weekend with a new motorcycle cake! Stay tuned!!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Speed Racer

For the first time, I was asked if I could do a cake using cloth diapers. It was a new challenge for me since I've never used cloth diapers before, so I was all for it.

We decided instead of a cake, (which would have taken a lot of cloth diapers and I'm still not certain how the layers would have turned out) to do a motorcycle instead. And given the nursery colors and some favorite animals of mommy-to-be, I was off and running!!

This bike consisted of 16 cloth diapers (8 per wheel), 2 receiving blankets, 2 additional cloth diapers (for the headlight), one pair of socks, 5 link toys, 2 bibs, 1 newborn hat, and of course the rider, a monkey!

I've already heard from mommy to be and she loved it!! So that makes me happy!

So congratulations to John and Allison on the upcoming arrival of little Lucas!!
Ready for a ride!

"M" for mommy and daddy's last name

Cool dude!

From above

Close up of the wheels

Saturday, June 16, 2012

"It's Fleece Was White as Snow"

"Mary Had a Little Lamb" came to mind as our latest diaper cake was being created. After all, the sweet little lamb was soft, fluffy and has "fleece as white as snow".

This sweet two tier cake was created for a mom to be about to welcome her second little girl in to the world. Mom to be's friends wanted a cake that was a girly princess themed, so we choose pink, purple and brown as the dominate colors (thanks to the pink and brown polka dot ribbon).
The cake is filled with lots of girly items (like the ring rattle shown above) and of course items that mom can never have too many of.

This cake includes:
100 Pampers Newborn Diapers
1 Fisher-Price Diamond Ring Rattle
1 Munchkin Ring Teether
2 NUK Pacifiers
Johnson and Johnson Products
1 Pair of Gerber Booties
1 Tiddliwinks Princess Security Blanket
4 Gerber Spoons
2 Wash Cloths
2 Pairs of Socks
1 NauticaKids Sherpa Plush Lamb

Hopefully mommy to be enjoys her diaper cake and this sweet little lamb has years of love in her future!