Layered Disposable Diaper (Nappy) Cake

This cake uses a layered finish for a much bigger cake. If you would like a smaller cake which makes up faster try our rolled diaper cake method.

Layered Disposable Diaper (Nappy) Cake

What you need

96 Disposable diapers or nappies
3 yards (3 mts) of wide 1 inch or bigger ribbon
Flowers for decoration
Cake topper
Rubber bands
2 yards (2 mts) of elastic


We also have instructions for Towel and Diaper Cakes as well as a cute little Bunny gift basket and a Diaper Stork Delivery

Start by making the base which takes 50 disposable nappies – we made ours using a tray as a base which makes it much easier to get a round finish but if you don’t have a round tray then make a cardboard base for support.

Start laying out the diapers on their sides to form a round base.

It may take 4 hands to get it nice and tightly round. There should be a small space in the middle, about 4 inches in diameter which will make this tier wider than the next.

Once your have it rounded off use half the elastic to tie it around and secure the bottom layer.

For the second tier you will need 36 diapers. This layer will need to be angled slightly to get a nice roundness. Once you have it complete again secure it with elastic.

For the top tier you will need 10 nappies. These ones will have to be angled and very tight to form a nice tight small circle. Secure with an elastic band or a piece of elastic.

Place all the tiers on top of each other.

If you are planning on moving this a lot then secure the layers with some pins, but ideally it is better to transport it in single layers and then re-construct it at its final location.

Embellish it with little flowers, ribbons and even small baby items such as dummies and rattles. We topped our cake off with a beanie baby but you can use anything that matches your theme.

These are perfect for baby showers and new mum gifts.

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  1. we did this with cloth diapers (pockets) and then wrapped each tier with a receiving blanket and ribon for a more finished look it turned out great

  2. a.dor.i.ble.

  3. Very cute idea instead of just giving the mom to be a package of diaipers why not make it creatve!!!

  4. so this is something you would give at a baby shower, right?

  5. so cute!

  6. Awsome cakes made the two and the mommy to be was so very thrilled

  7. Very pleasant colour. Cloth nappies are just as bad to the environment when you soak and wash them. You just can’t wash them with only water. Thank you for sharing the beautiful decoration. Much appreciated. :)

  8. craftykid101 says:

    its cute but, way to destroy the envirement!

  9. Did this for my SIL baby shower…looked great, and great gift for mom-to-be!!!

  10. Very very good!!
    Thanks for the Info.

  11. lillianangle says:


  12. The directions are great for the crafts but wqhen I print it is very light because of the light color you use. I wish it were darker and a little larger. Thank You
    Jackie King

  13. I am totally excited about this idea!! I have a shower in a few days and another one in 8 months. These will be a major hit!! Thanks

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