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For bottom layer of “cake”, roll diapers lengthwise around baby bottle, continuing to roll actual diapers around themselves until 20 of diapers have been used. Then, with rubber bands or tape, secure them so they remain firmly in place.
For second layer, you would use 10 or 15 of diapers depending on how thick you want it and do same for top layer using remaining diapers (usually around five). Next, fold one of receiving blankets so it is same width as bottom layer and then wrap it around diapers, covering them. Do same thing for middle layer with other blanket and then for top layer, use burp cloth. After each has been wrapped around, secure them with a couple of safety pins.
You will then take curling ribbon, choosing colors to match sex of baby or theme of party, wrapping it around each of three layers. Be sure to leave about four inches on each to curl. To finish cake, use your cake topper on top and then place smaller baby items around for decoration.
Keep in mind that you can make a couple smaller diaper cakes using 20 diapers for entire cake or one really, large one with 65 diapers. If you prefer to buy diaper cake, price will range on average between $30 and $60.
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