One of my favorite baby gifts to give is a diaper cake. Not only are they completely practical, but they are also adorable. And, if you have never made one, you might be surprised to learn just how easy they are to make. Seriously, if you have ever changed a diaper, you can make a diaper cake. For that matter, even if you haven’t changed a diaper you can make a diaper cake because I had never changed a diaper when I made my very first diaper cake.
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Five years ago I made a diaper cake to celebrate the birth of my neighbor’s fourth child, and now this Minnie Mouse diaper cake will celebrate baby number five! Girly and pink for a new baby girl who will be adored by her big sister and three big brothers. I can’t wait to give it to mom in a few weeks.
Everything in this sweet Minnie Mouse diaper cake is from the Disney Baby line. Have you seen all of the adorable things they have in the Disney Baby line? It was just coming out when Sissy was little, and ohhh I could buy it all.
How to Make a Minnie Mouse Diaper Cake
I used size three diapers to make this marvelous Minnie Mouse diaper cake. You can use any size diaper, but I like use size 2 or 3 because babies go through newborns and size 1 so quickly.
- Disney Baby Minnie Mouse Swaddles – my new favorite blankets!
- Disney Baby Minnie Mouse Sippy Cup
- Disney Baby Minnie Mouse Teether
- Disney Baby Minnie Mouse Jingler
- Three packages of size 3 diapers
- Mini elastic hair ties
- Large rubber bands
- Coordinating ribbon
- 12-inch cake board
The most time-consuming part of making a diaper cake is rolling the diapers. You will need to roll approximately 65-80 diapers. Exactly how many diapers you use will depend on the size diaper you use and how tight you pack them together. I usually roll all of the diapers in three packs of diapers and just use what I need.
Fold the blankets to wrap around each cake tier. The Minnie Mouse blankets weren’t quite long enough to wrap all the way around the bottom tier, luckily they came in a four-pack so I overlapped two blankets. Under the edges of the blankets use loops of packing tape to secure the blankets. Tape won’t hold it long term, but it helps when you are putting it together.
Next tie a ribbon securely around the middle of the blankets. Make sure the ribbon is tied tight.
After wrapping the second layer with another blanket (that just reached around this tier). I built up the second tier to fit into the top tier using diapers. With the size three diapers, the sippy cup comes up about halfway into the second tier. So I filled the hole with the three diapers I removed so that they stuck up.
Wrap the last blanket around the top tier.
The three diapers from the second tier will again come up about halfway into the top tier, which creates a perfect dip to place a small Minnie Mouse.
This is such a cool idea. I LOVE how you make this and are so clear in your instructions. It’s a wonderful gift idea! #client
Michele christensen says
This is a wonderful idea. You did an awesome job. I have made a couple of diaper cakes but you have o wonderful idea for a theme. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you! It was a fun theme.
I’m going to make a baby Mickey theme one for my daughters sprinkle shower 😉
Thank for the instructions 🙂
You are most welcome! Have fun, I am sure it will be darling!
Love this idea we are making my granddaughter’s baby shower with baby Minnie theme I’m going to try this thank you for sharing😊😊
Kimberly Hawkenson says
How do the cake boards come into play and how do you attache the layers to the board?
Hi Kimberly – The cake board is placed under the bottom layer of the cake so it can be moved, otherwise, you would have diapers falling out the bottom. There’s no need to attach the diapers to the cake board, just set the whole thing on top. Just be careful when moving it.
Jean Johnson says
What size rubber bands did you use for the individual diapers and where did you get them at.Thanks
Hi – I used tiny elastic hair ties, and you can get them everywhere – Target, Walmart, Amazon, Sally Beauty, etc. I think I’ve even gotten some from the dollar store.