Diaper Cake DIY and Inspiration

Diaper cakes are a very popular way to decorate for a baby shower AND gift the new mother to be with a lot of diapers at the same time!  I’ve found some great inspiration and DIY tutorials to share today!  They aren’t as hard to put together as you might think!

First, a little inspiration… my sister is a crafting queen, and she made this lovely diaper cake for one of her best friends.  Isn’t it gorgeous?  I like the total DIVA-ness of this, and how it reflects the personality of the mom-to-be with flowers and bling… there are no baby rattles or stuffed animals attached, yet still… it’s for the baby too!

 

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Here is beautiful, photo step-by-step Diaper Cake tutorial, from Sweetaprils.  I love, love the fondant idea and look!

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From momaroo, another fab DIY post about making a diaper cake.  Very simple and elegant – and lots of variations can be made with ribbon choices!

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Another cute idea is to make MINI Diaper cakes, as centerpieces for multiple tables.  Check out this DIY mini diaper cake tutorial from BCheniful:

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And I can’t write about Diaper Cakes without including a link to these amazing creations, also from Sweetaprils…Motorcycle Diaper Cakes!  Yep – she’s going to walk you step-by-step, using pictures, on how to make this!

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Cherry Blossom Parties

I love, love, LOVE cherry blossoms.  Several years ago, I was able to go to Washington, DC in spring to SEE the gorgeous cherry blossoms of that area… and I’ve been in love ever since. Today, I’m bringing you some lovely cherry blossom PARTY ideas!

From Bump Smitten, an incredible baby shower, with a cherry blossom theme:  The cherry blossom diaper cake is beautiful!

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Click on over to Creations by Kara for a fab DIY Cherry Blossom tutorial!  These beautiful faux cherry branches are oerfect for party decor… or anytime!

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Martha Stewart has a great recipe for Spring Shower Almond Petite Fours, in cherry blossom theme!  She includes the source for the lovely gum-paste cherry blossoms that grace each bite!

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And while this isn’t specifically Cherry Blossom… I think the PINK Popcorn recipe from Cravings of a Lunatic would make a PERFECT snack at a Cherry Blossom themed event:

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And finally, we offer some amazing cherry blossom favors in the Diva Entertains shop:

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Spring Baby Shower Ideas

We have another post with Spring Baby Shower ideas HERE, but you can never have enough inspiration, so it’s time for another spring time post, don’t you think?

First, from the Hostess blog, a lovely “Happy Trails” Spring Baby Shower… love the pastel desserts buffet! I just LOVE that ruffled cake, don’t you?  Want to try to make one? Here’s a link to a pretty pink pastel ruffle cake.  It’s a bit of work but the result is gorgeous (it’s pastels on the inside too)!

It doesn’t get more “spring-like” than Peeps, and you have to check out these peeps spring-time bouquets from Simply Living and Loving – perfect for a baby shower centerpiece:

 

The Hally Household has some lovely ideas for a spring baby shower, and she shows off a fabulous diaper cake, here. You’ll want to read through her post because she shares some great ideas! Also, want instruction on how to make a diaper cake?  This link provides 15 diaper cake tutorials – just click into each one to see how it is done.  GREAT instructions and photos, all step by step.

And from Somewhere Splendid, check out all the wonderful ideas with this whimsical crafty spring baby shower: