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Super Easy Diaper Cake Instructions

Do you need easy diaper cake instructions to create an amazing yet affordable diaper cake?

Here is the hard truth: Without this video diaper cake series YOU wouldn’t be able to do it. In this guide you will learn exactly how to put together seven gorgeous types of diaper cakes without breaking the bank!

You will learn to affordably make these diaper cakes:

  • Tricycle diaper cake
  • Three tier diaper cake
  • Motorcycle diaper cake
  • Tractor diaper cake
  • Easy roll diaper cake
  • Teddy bear diaper cake
  • Owl diaper cake

All of the diaper cakes in this video series are comprised of a combination of big diaper wheels, medium diaper wheels and/or small diaper wheels. First lets learn to make them!

super easy diaper cake instructions

Essential Diaper Cake Tools:

  • 3 pans- Large saute pan, Medium saute pan and Small saute pan
  • scissors
  • toilet paper tube
  • assorted rubber bands
  • wide decorating ribbons
  • glue gun
  • diapers

The Big Wheel:

These big wheels form the base for our three tier diaper cakes. They form the wheels for our diaper cake motorcycles. They form the back wheels for our diaper cake tractors.

We also use one big wheel to form the front wheel of our tricycle diaper cakes.

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They range from 25 to 30 diapers per big wheel. See video diaper cake instructions for the specific type of diaper cake you want to make to determine the size of the big wheel.

The Medium Wheel:

These medium wheels form the mid-section of our three tier diaper cakes. They form the back wheels for our diaper cake tricycles.

We also use one medium wheel to form the front wheel of our tractor diaper cakes.

They range from 15 to 20 diapers per medium wheel. See video diaper cake instructions for the specific type of diaper cake you want to make to determine the size of the medium wheel.

The Small Wheel:

These small wheels form the top of our three tier diaper cakes.

They range from 8 to 10 diapers per small wheel. See video diaper cake instructions for the specific type of diaper cake you want to make to determine the size of the small wheel.

Getting The Wheel Right:

After you have formed your diaper wheel inside the pan you will then need to straighten it out so that the hole is in the center of the wheel and the diapers are spaced 1/2 an inch apart along the inside of the pan.

Easy Diaper Cake Instructions Pro Tip: Get a Glue Gun!

You can definitely use double sided tape to hold small items in place. You could hold for example a pacifier (the steering wheel) on top of a basket (tractor car) if you were making a diaper tractor cake but when it comes to securing your wide satin ribbon onto your diaper wheel nothing beats a glue gun.

To compliment these easy diaper cake instructions, I highly recommend you purchase a glue gun for all of your arts and crafts projects. Its a great investment and they are super cheap. You can easily get one at your local arts and crafts store or at your DIY store for under 6 bucks. They are also sturdy and safe to use.

More Glue Gun Tips For Your Diaper Cake

  • Remember to let the glue gun heat before using.
  • Remember to watch your hands and fingers when working with the glue gun.
  • Never leave your glue gun unattended. If you are done using it, make sure to unplug it.
  • You can use your wide ribbon to conceal the rubber band on your diaper wheel. In that case you can opt for double side tape to put the wide ribbon on your diaper wheel since the rubber band is holding the wheel in place. If you’d like to remove the rubber band then you will absolutely need to use your glue gun to hold it in place.
  • If you are going to remove the rubber bands make sure you gently bring them up to the top of the wheel and gently but firmly bring the wide ribbon around the diaper wheel and apply the glue. Hold the ribbon tightly in place for 40 seconds to let the glue dry. Apply a little more for extra security.
  • If you are making a three tier diaper cake using my easy diaper cake instructions then make sure that you align the diaper cake wheels so that all of the areas where you applied your glue gun face the back. You will then decorate the ‘cleaner’ side or the front of the diaper cake.

Three Tier Easy Diaper Cake Instructions

Ingredients:

  • 1 plush doll
  • 1 big ribbon or bow
  • 1 cake base
  • 1 paper towel tube
  • 1 needle
  • Wire-edged fabric ribbons
  • Assorted baby goods
  • 1 “Small” Pre-decorated Diaper Wheel (8 diapers)
  • 1 “Medium” Pre-decorated Diaper Wheel (20 diapers)
  • 1 “BIG” Pre-decorated Diaper Wheel (30 diapers)

TIPS

Three tier diaper wheel cakes are great because you can easily adjust them to fit your baby shower theme.

Make sure you align each wheel of the diaper cake where you attached the ribbons with your glue gun. This will be the BACK of the diaper cake. Focus you decorating efforts at the FRONT of the diaper cake.


Instead of a paper towel tube you can use two baby bottles on top of each other as your diaper cake center. You can even fill the bottom baby bottle up with candy or anything else you think the mom-to-be will enjoy.

Make sure the color of the ribbons and the type of plush doll you choose goes along with the rest of the baby shower theme (e.g. Bumble Bee baby shower theme).

Motorcycle Diaper Cake Instructions

Ingredients for this diaper cake masterpiece:

  • 1 plush doll
  • 1 baby bottle
  • 2 bibs
  • 1 wash cloth
  • Pair of baby booties
  • 2 receiving blankets
  • 2 “BIG” Pre-decorated Diaper Wheels (25 diapers each)
  • Assorted rubber bands

TIPS

You can always tie your favorite ribbon above the baby bottle headlight to give it that extra added cuteness.

Easy diaper cake instructions pro tip:  If you’d like, you can add double sided tape on top of the diaper wheel ribbons to hold the bibs in place.

Make sure the color of the ribbons and the type of plush doll you choose goes along with the rest of the baby shower theme (e.g. Camo baby shower theme).

Tricycle Diaper Cake Instructions

Ingredients for this diaper cake:

  • 1 plush doll
  • 1 paper towel tube
  • 1 pair of baby booties
  • 2 bibs
  • 1 wash cloth
  • 1 baby bottle
  • 2 receiving blankets
  • 1 “BIG” Pre-decorated Diaper Wheel (30 diapers)
  • 2 “Medium” Pre-decorated Diaper Wheel (20 diapers each)
  • assorted rubber bands

TIPS

Remember that the receiving blanket connected to the back wheels goes into the the toilet paper tube and the receiving blanket that makes the handles goes between the toilet paper tube the diapers on the big wheel.

Recline the plush doll on the diaper cake tricycle to give it that classic big wheel tricycle look.

Feel free to add a big bow or ribbon above the baby bottle headlight to add to the over-all cuteness of the diaper cake.

Easy diaper cake instructions pro tip: If you’d like, you can add double sided tape on top of the diaper wheels to hold the bibs in place.

Make sure the color of the ribbons and the type of plush doll you choose goes along with the rest of the baby shower theme (e.g. girl’s baby shower theme).

Tractor Diaper Cake Instructions

Ingredients:

  • 1 plush doll
  • 1 paper towel tube
  • 2 cotton balls
  • 1 sharpie marker
  • 1 pacifier
  • 2 needles or pins
  • 1 Munchkin Dishwasher Basket
  • 1 receiving blanket
  • 2 “BIG” Pre-decorated Diaper Wheels (30 diapers each)
  • 1 “Medium” Pre-decorated Diaper Wheel (15 diapers)

TIPS

Angle the diaper big wheels inward to give it that classic John Deere tractor look.

Roll your Munchkin Dishwasher Basket tightly with the receiving blanket and secure it with pins or needles.

If you have something similar in shape and size to the Munchkin Dishwasher Nipple Basket then feel free to use that instead to create your tractor chaise.
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Easy diaper cake instructions pro tip: If you’d like, you can add double sided tape on top of the tractor chaise to hold the pacifier in place. You can also add double sided tape on the medium diaper wheel to secure the front end of the tractor chaise.

Make sure the color of the ribbons and the type of plush doll you choose goes along with the rest of the baby shower theme (e.g. Boy’s baby shower theme).

Bonus: Simple Roll Diaper Cake Instructions

Okay, here is the easy part. Actually, there is nothing difficult about this whole process. Its fun and easy to make:

The First tier base consists of: ring 1 – six diapers, ring 2 – twelve diapers, ring 3 – eighteen diapers.

The Second tier middle part consists of: ring 1 – six diapers, ring 2 – twelve diapers.


The Third tier or the top part consists of: ring – six diapers.

First – you will roll all your diapers. You will not open them up but rather you will fold them as they are, from one end to the other. Then, you will tie each one with a rubber band to secure it.

Second – you will place a rubber band at the base of the paper towel. You will then insert six diapers around the base. You will then put another rubber band around the six diapers and you will repeat the process with twelve diapers and once again with eight teen diapers. You now have your first bottom base tier.

Third – repeat the second step on top of the first tier but instead of three rings you will only make two rings (a ring of six diapers and a second ring of twelve diapers). You now have your second tier.  Repeat this process one more time at the top with one ring of six diapers to complete your final tier.

Fourth – wrap the one and a half inch satin ribbon around each tier concealing the rubber bands. Cut the ribbons to the correct length for each tier and glue them together with your glue gun.

Fifth – decorate your cake anyway you want. Make sure you top it off with something cute or beautiful like a big bow or ribbon. You can even use a teddy bear or a different kind of plush toy. Let your imagination be your guide. Don’t forget however, that your cake should fit the overall theme and atmosphere of your baby shower.

Bonus: Teddy Bear Diaper Cake Instructions

Not only that, but I make it out of a classic three tier cake in under 4 minutes. I show you exactly how I do it and I give you a list for everything you need.

Now you can make your own teddy bear diaper cake that the expecting mom is absolutely going to love!

Obviously, you don’t have to start from the three tier cake. I recommend that you start with the two essential tiers and make things easy on yourself.

Here is what you’ll need:

  • glue gun
  • 25 diapers
  • 2 ribbons
  • 2 paper eye cut outs
  • 1 paper nose cut out

First thing you need to do is create two wrapped diaper wheels. One wheel should have 7 diapers, this is the bear’s face. The other wheel should contain 15 diapers, this is the bear’s body.

You should have three extra diapers for the teddy bear diaper cake’s ears and nose, more on that later.

Ideally you are going to want to hold these wheels together on your teddy bear diaper cake with decorative ribbons. Use your glue gun to connect the ribbons together around your wrapped diapers.

After you’ve completed your wheels, place the smaller one on top of the larger one to form the teddy bear diaper cake’s head and body (just like in the video).

Use your glue gun to glue the teddy bear diaper cake’s head and body together ,on ribbons, and give it a minute for it to cool down and to set.

Roll up your 3 extra diapers and put rubber bands on them tight. In the center of your small wheel, gently put one of the diapers in it to form the nose. Make sure it sticks out a little.

Put some glue under the two other rolled up diapers and stick them at the top of the teddy bear’s head. Make sure there is space between them.

Put some glue on the the eyes and nose cut outs then glue them on the teddy bear diaper cake’s head. That’s it, your done!

Bonus: Owl Diaper Cake Instructions!

Now, I’m going to show you how to make a diaper cake that all your guests will love. The best part is, it only takes 4 minutes to put together! Follow this guide and learn how:

I bet you didn’t think it was that easy to put together a stunning owl diaper cake!

Make sure you read this entire post because I’m also going to show you how to get the complete owl baby shower printable set.

How To Make an Owl Diaper Cake In 4 Steps

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You are going to need a few things before you get started. Here is a list of the ingredients:

  • 32 diapers
  • 3 to 4 rubber bands
  • 2 coasters
  • 3 ribbons
  • 2 eye cut-outs
  • 1 small lotion bottle
  • 1 small towel
  • baby socks

First off, lets get those diapers wrapped and separated into one wheel of 16 diapers and two wheels with 8 diapers each.

Luckily for you, I have simple to follow video guides on how to wrap diapers and how to attach ribbons to diapers. Watch those tutorials before you continue with this one.

Place the two smaller diaper wheels on the larger one to form the owl’s eyes. Place the towel (or receiving blanket) around the eyes and body.

Take your rubber bands and secure the two small diaper wheels and the towel to form the owl’s head and wings. Remember to fold the ends of the towel to accentuate the wings.

Tape the eye cutouts onto the coasters and stick the coasters on the two smaller diapers to complete the owl’s eyes.

Now gently stick the small lotion bottle between the eyes and flip it up to form the owl’s beak.  Place the owl diaper cake over the kid socks. That’s it, you’re all done!

Easy Diaper Cake Instructions Q & A

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What are the dimensions for the saute pans? They don’t vary much but your typical dimensions are 8″ small saute pan,  10″ medium saute pan and 12″ large saute pan.

Do I need to make all the diaper wheels? No, it depends on the type of diaper cake you want to make. See specific diaper cake instructions for details.
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What are the rubber bands for? To hold and remove the diaper wheel once it is completed from the saute pan. You can remove the rubber band after you’ve place and secured the wide ribbon on the diaper wheel with your glue gun.

How much are wide ribbons? Under $6 for 100 yards.

Where can I buy wide ribbons? At any arts and crafts store.

How much is a glue gun? Under $10 with glue sticks.

Where can I buy a glue gun? At Home Depot, DIY stores and/or arts and crafts stores.

Did I miss anything? please let me know in the comments section below.

9 thoughts on “Super Easy Diaper Cake Instructions

  1. Gracias por compartir un trabajo tan bien explicado, para mi fue de gran utilidad, de nuevo muchas gracias

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  3. I just made my first diaper cake using your simple instructions and great tips. It turned exactly how I wanted, and I can’t wait to make more! Thank you so much!

  4. I’m so happy to hear it! If you would like, feel free to contribute to this blog with a video and/or an article showing us how you decorated your diaper cake.

  5. I like the way the diaper wheels look vs. the rolled up diapers, but I want to make a three tier cake using the wheels. You show using individual toilet paper tubes for each wheel, but a paper towel tube or two baby bottles for the three tier. How would I transfer a paper towel tube into the large, medium and small tiers of the wheels, when the toilet paper tubes are already inserted before they are removed from the sauce pans?

    Thanks.

  6. Great question, and I apologize if I wasn’t clear in the videos. The toilet paper rolls aren’t for the final product they are just used to help you maintain each wheel’s structure during assembly and decoration. After you have assembled the diaper wheels and have attached your ribbons around them you can remove the toilet paper rolls. The paper towel tube is used at the very end to assemble and hold all of the wheels into a three tier diaper cake structure.

    First lay your finished big wheel on a cake base with the toilet paper roll already removed, then place the paper towel tube in the center of the big wheel. Gently remove the toilet paper roll out of the other diaper wheels and stack them on the paper towel tube from largest to smallest until you have your completed three tier diaper wheel cake.

    I hope that helps. Have a great day!
    Miki

  7. I’m glad you liked it.

    And Yes you’re right! Wrapped diaper cakes are not only better looking but they ARE EASY to make.

    Have fun at your friend’s shower.

    all the best,
    Ike

  8. What size diapers do you use to make up the 25 for the big wheels. Also how do you incorporate blankets into the wheels so you donโ€™t see the diapers or do you just us blankets. I have seen motorcycles made this way
    Marsha

  9. diapers used in all diaper cakes are newborn size. As for the blanket method to hide the diapers I don’t know how to do that, I prefer to show the diapers.

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