I helped plan a baby shower for a coworker recently and wanted to share with you this awesome tricycle diaper cake tutorial we found on Pinterest! We used the tutorial found on this site.
What you need:
60 diapers (we used size 1), 2 blue receiving blankets, a pair of blue socks (I used mittens), 2 blue bibs, a bottle, some string, some ribbon, and a stuffed animal. Now this easily could be made gender neutral or for a girl – so just use whatever color items you want. I knew Candace was having a boy, so we made this boy related. We also know Candace is a badass and drives a motorcycle, so we thought this cake was fitting! You will also need something round to help you form the wheels, we used a basket, but a cake pan would work!
First thing we did was open the diapers and form 3 stacks of 20.
Then one by one I added them to the round basket to form a circle. I tucked the diapers I started with toward the center to form a circle.
Then we secured the circle with a rubber band and eased the wheel out of the basket.
We then covered the rubber band with ribbon.
We repeated this until we had 3 wheels.
Next we rolled the receiving blankets. One of them we rolled it around a long piece of string.
The blanket with the string was fed through the center of 2 of the wheels (these will be the back tires). Make sure to have this long enough to be able to go through the front tire with the string. (I wish we had made ours a bit tighter so that the blanket was hidden).
Tie it securely in the front.
The other rolled up blanket is fed through the front tire to become the handle bars!
Next we placed one of the bibs on the front tire with the neck portion toward the back to form a puddle guard. Place the bottle on top of that with the nipple toward the back. Bring both ends of the blanket up over the bottle. Secure all of that into place with a rubber band, then add a bow to cover the rubber band.
We added another bib to serve as the seat. Put the mittens or socks on the ends of the blanket to form the handles.
Finally, add a stuffed animal to finish the project! Isn’t it the cutest thing?
We used the diaper box to store him until the party, which would work too, if you need to transport the cake.
Candace and all of my coworkers loved the cake! It was a hit! I hope you try it for your next baby shower!