Nappy cakes are a great gift for a baby shower or new baby. They’re both novelty and useful. Inexpensive to make aswell; they just take a little time.
- Approximately 48 nappies
- 2.5 metres of wide ribbon (5cm) in blue, pink or yellow.
- 2.5 metres of wool or string
- Card toppers or embellishments (I used a decoupage kit from Cardznscrapz)
- Double sided tape and Sticky foam pads (you can get them from cardznscrapz aswell)
- Bamboo kebab sticks or knitting needles.
- Cake board or thick card and pretty paper to cover it.
Start with the bottom tier. For the bottom tier I used 22 size 2 nappies for the middle tier I used 16 size 1 nappies, and for the top tier I used 8 size nappies.
It’s hard to explain how to ‘mould’ them into the cake shape but I took some photos at different stages to show how I did it.
Imagine a clock face and put a quarter of your nappies (for that tier) pointing at 12, 3, 6 and 9. The open part of the nappy should be at the centre, and the folded part on the outside.
Carefully move the nappies into a fuller circle, keeping it as tight as you can.
Wrap some string or wool around the nappies, pull it tight and tie a knot. Don’t worry if it doesn’t look perfect you can adjust the nappies afterwards.
Wrap some ribbon around the nappies, making sure to cover the string. Secure with a piece of double-sided tape. Fold over the end to give a neat edge.
Repeat for the other two tiers. Stack the tiers on top of each other and use some knitting needles or bamboo kebab sticks to secure them.
I used a piece from a cardboard cupcake stand to put the nappy cake on. You could use a cake board or cover a piece of cardboard with some wrapping paper either.
Cut out your embellishments and attach them using sticky foam pads. Et voila! A great gift at a great price!