Baby Cakes

I went to a baby shower in honor of my friend Emily on Saturday. I wasn't quite sure what to bring so I put together this diaper cake. (By the way, N was disappointed when he found out the "diaper cake" I was talking about making was a cake-shaped display of diapers and not a diaper-shaped cake. He had been envisioning snacking on leftover cake pieces and marzipan but gamely helped me roll up the diapers anyway.)

My sister-in-law showed me how to put it together and how to make the little flowers out of baby socks for the top. (Thanks, Miranda!) It took 70-something diapers to make so it ends up being a fairly practical gift.

Looking at it now, there are a couple little things I would do a differently but over all I'm happy with how it turned out. I forgot to take pictures while I was putting it together but I'm going to make another cake for another shower in a couple of weeks and I'll post a how-to with pictures then.