A cake made entirely from baby care goodies presented to the Mother-to-be.
Hello fellow crafty people. :)
I was invited to a baby shower and thought it would be the perfect opportunity
to try making a Nappy Cake. I've never seen one in New Zealand but had come
across them when browsing the internet. This one stands about 48cm (19") tall
and is about 35cm (14") across.
Pairs of socks (3 for 3 months, 3 for 6 months)
Rubber ducky (that has a colour-change disc if the water is too hot)
Finger puppets that make sounds
Baby brush and comb set
Baby on Board sign for the car
Large wooden spoon (for a stirring stick)
The top tier has 4 nappies, the middle tier has 11 and the bottom tier has 33.
After each tier was made (by rolling, wrapping and tying the nappies with yarn
or ribbon) I wrapped it and secured it with nappy pins. The bottom tier was
wrapped in the baby blanket, the middle tier was wrapped in the shawl and the
top tier was wrapped in the bib.
The baby socks were rolled to form rosebuds and the washcloths were rolled to
form votive candle shapes and they were placed around the tiers evenly by
jamming into the nappies.
Then the little toys and baby care items were tucked here and there until I
found a result that was pleasing. The Baby on Board sign was attached to the
spoon-end of the stirring stick and inserted to hold the two top tiers
together - at the rear of the top tier so there would be room for the rubber
Next I attached the pram toy across the front of the bottom tier by securing
it with nappy pins. The rubber ducky was placed on top and the spare nappy
pins tucked around the top tier to add the finishing touch.
Bon appetit... Megan
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