A whole lotta cake

Oooooh I’m pretty excited about this post – now that the recipient has received the gift, all can finally be revealed!

We very recently held a baby shower at playgroup for a friend who is due pretty soon. So what’s a baby shower without presents ! We had to get one, especially for the impending bundle of joy!

Now I had in mind that a nappy cake might be the ideal present for such an occasion. What’s a nappy cake, you ask? It’s a “cake” that’s made out of nappies with little bits and bobs hidden within (ill explain more later on).

Problem was that commercially available nappy cakes are quite pricey. A decent one could cost a minimum of a hundred dollars or more!

So I did a bit of googling and found this really simple tutorial that explained the basics step by step! The Internet is so amazing for these sort of stuff I think!

Here’s how I made our nappy cake baby shower gift:

First of all, you start off with a pack of nappies….

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And then roll each one up and secure each roll with a rubber band. That’s The Dude rolling up nappies in the picture, he was a huge help in constructing this gift!

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Half an hour later, tah dah!!! All 54 nappies rolled up!

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The next step was the exciting bit – constructing the cake! Especially when we had to hide all of these stuff inside the cake as well!

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We used a cake pan to help mould out the shape and stuffed a couple of vests right in the middle of the ring of nappies . That’s our first layer done right there!

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Repeat the same process with the next two layers….

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And voila! One nappy cake constructed!

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The final step was to decorate the cake! Pretty fun and creative part! We used a few receiving blankets to wrap the outside of each layer….

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Added some pretty blue ribbon and topped it off with a cute soft toy and presenting to you, ladies and gents…. Our finished nappy cake baby shower gift!

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We then finally wrapped it up in cello and ribbon to be presented to the mom to be at the baby shower!

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D.I.Y is lots of fun! It’s amazing what you can make with your own hands ! Thanks to The Dude for helping me on this big project!

I hope your day is going great, till later folks!

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