An Overview of the Diaper or Nappy Cake
Any baby shower party often sends the guests scurrying to find the best baby gifts available. Many people purchase various baby products and accessories for the occasion. Others look around for baby gift baskets. Typically, these gift baskets will contain a plethora of baby products and accessories. As such, they make ideal (and comprehensive) gifts for the occasion.
In recent times though, nappy (or diaper) cakes have increased in prominence. Whether you make them or purchase them, they remain one of the most original and beautiful gifts for a baby shower. Contrary to what many people might expect, you cannot eat nappy cakes. This is because these cakes are not edible. Rather, they bear a close semblance to those tiered cakes that you might have come across at weddings and receptions.
Each nappy cake comprises various tiers. People make these tiers with rolled or swirled nappies. They bind these nappies tightly together. Thereafter, they decorate and fill these nappies with various baby products and accessories. Typically, each tier uses fewer nappies than the one below, so that each tier rests atop a larger tier. This heightens the tower or the tiered wedding cake effect.
The best part of nappy cakes is that they enable you to customise them according to your requirements. Therefore, you can tailor your nappy cakes to suit any colour scheme, any party theme or any budget. For instance, if you’re on a budget, simply use nappies for the nappy cake and decorate it with ribbons.
Alternatively, if money is not a concern, you could wrap each tier with a relevant item of baby clothing. For example, you could consider decorating the nappy cakes with baby blankets, baby wraps, soft baby toys, muslin squares, burp cloths, hats, bibs, brush & comb sets, pairs of socks etc. You could even consider placing some items for the expectant mother too. For instance, packets of earplugs or a relaxing bubble bath might be ideal gifts for expecting mothers.
Use ribbon for finishing off the nappy cakes and place them on cake boards. If you like, you could even place some artificial flowers around the edges of the tiers. This would heighten the effect of the tiered wedding cakes.