Baby Shower Safari Diaper Cakes make great centerpieces that encapsulates the theme and is truly functional! In this case, it’s also great on the waistline because its function is not to be consumed, but its parts will truly serve and satisfy the needs of baby and family. The fun and whimsical nature of this theme does not stop at games and decorations, but includes the merriment of practical (and creative) centerpieces/gifts. Here are a few ideas and their sources to keep your creative juices flowing:
For you DIY-ers, here are some guidelines to create the diaper cake for your special guests (namely, baby and mommy/family-to-be). Don’t be afraid to let your creative animal loose – there are so many possibilities!
-1 Lg. Bottle of Baby Wash (for the 1st & 2nd tier)
-1 Lg. Bottle of Baby Lotion (also for 1st & 2nd tier…I put both bottles together on the bottom and surrounded them with the diapers).
-1 Reg. sized Baby Bottle (for the middle of the 3rd & 4th tier)
-71 Diapers (40 small Diapers for Newborns & 31 larger Diapers for 12 lbs. and up). In this way you can “mold” the cake depending on how thick of a roll you need, etc…On the 1st (bottom) tier I used both sizes of diaper and made 3 rows around the bottles of baby wash and baby lotion. For the 2nd tier I used both sizes again forming 2 rows around the rest of the bottles of wash and lotion. On the 3rd tier I made 1 row around the baby bottle using only the larger diapers. On the 4th tier I made 1 row around the remainder of the bottle, but only used the small diapers. A small diaper made up my 5th tier (I just kind of wedged it into the middle of the 4th tier).
-71 Rubber bands (to tie ea. diaper at the middle) How I tied Ea. Diaper: I opened ea. one up and started rolling at the end that would make up the front of the diaper if it were actually on a baby. I’d roll it up like a cinnamon roll and then secure in the middle with a rubber band.
-1 Flowing Gift-wrapping Bow as the Topper
-1 Plastic Party Platter to put the cake on
-9 ft. of Wide Ribbon, 2.5”wide (I measured how much I used, but did it with a ruler…don’t know what that is in yards-sorry!)
-Scrapbooking stickers to fit the theme of the shower
-2 Flat, Plastic Baby Carriage Accents(I found mine at the local craft store for $0.89)
-1 Baby Brush and Comb Set
-4 Baby Feeding Spoons
-3 Pairs of Baby Booties
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