A friend of mine is pregnant and we had her baby shower this past weekend.  I wanted to make this super cute motorcycle diaper cake for her but with all the other things I was doing I just didn’t want to mess it up and start all over….since I’d never even done a “normal” diaper cake, lol!

So I googled traditional diaper cake and there were sooooooo many tutorials.  So many that at first I felt overwhelmed.  As I kept looking at them I decided to just try it.  Most tutorials said to rubber band every single stinkin diaper!  Ummm, nope wasn’t gonna do that!  So here’s my tutorial on making it easy!  It took me about 20 min to make the cake itself and about 10 min to add the decor.

Items needed:

50ish diapers (I used 46 and they were size 2-pampers swaddlers; Bottom layer-25, Middle layer-15, Top layer- 6) I just kept adding diapers until it looked circle-ish)

rubberbands (I only used 3!!)

stick pins (6 at most)

ribbon (3 yds, i had a little bit left over too!)

embellishments (scrapbook paper in her theme is what I used)


12 inch wooden dowels (I used 2 to secure cake and 1 to add the name sign)

glue gun

cake board or platter (I used both to make but didn’t wind up taking the platter)


What to do:

Roll up each diaper and add to 1 rubber band.  Yes all 25 of these diapers are held together with 1 large rubberband.  The first few diapers you roll might need a roll touch-up towards the end since it’s hard for the rubberband to hold just a few at first.

diaper cake bottom layer