As my blog name suggests, this blog will be like a learning journal. I won't go step by step on each dessert on what to do, but instead focus on the technique(s) I was learning and what I discovered while in the process of making it. I hope you will learn a thing or two, or if anything, use this as a reference and get ideas for your dessert-making. Happy decorating!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Diaper Cake

silk flowers, ribbon, hair clips, lots of diapers (size NB, 1 or 2), string, cake pans (6", 8", 10", 14")

Focus-the whole process, but mostly playing with the design

I wanted to add this to the blog, even though it's not a dessert.  The nice thing about doing a diaper cake is you're spending most of your time on the design, not baking and frosting the cakes.  You're also not tempted to eat all the frosting : ). 

I decided to do 4 tiers because I had lots of diapers and flowers to play with.  I learned how to stack the diapers from this site.  I thought it was a great idea to use cake pans, so that you get uniform round cakes and the walls of the pans help with keeping it upright.  I chose to use size 1 diapers because most babies will be in size 1 much longer than Newborn.  It doesn't matter as much if you're doing a smaller cake.  This cake used about 135 diapers!

This cake was for a girl, so I decided to make flower hair clips for the decorations.  Not all the flowers are hair clips, but there are quite a few (yellow daisies, white and purple roses, purple carnation to name a few). 

Something I learned from this project is that less is more. I tried adding more ribbon and flowers and it looked way too busy. Also, if you're using flowers, adding some green leaves makes the cake look even better. It may be because the colors I used were pastel colors.

This diaper cake was decorated May 2012.

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