So for today – I have a tutorial on how to make a Tricycle Diaper Cake. However, let me start by saying this isn’t something that I made. This is something that was given to me at one of my showers. But it was so amazing that I took it apart piece by piece to make sure I would 1.) be able to replicate it and 2.) share it with you guys!
So here is what you will need as far as ingredients go!
- Diapers – at least two jumbo packs
- Lots of big rubber bands
- 1 1/2 inch ribbon
- 1 paper towel tube
- 2 napkins
- 1 receiving blanket
- 1 pair of baby socks
- 1 zip tie
- 1 pacifier
- 1 bib
- 1 dishwasher basket
- 1/4 inch ribbon
- 1 cute cuddly friend (love the giraffe!)
To start – I would make the “tires” first. Basically – you layer each diaper on top of one another into a tight circle. One needs to be larger than the other two and the size is something that you might need to judge for yourself based on how big you want the cake. This one had 25 in the front tire and 18 in the back.
I found it easier when trying to put it back together to get it started like this and get the rubber band around and then shift them into place. You will need to leave a hole in the center. Once you get the tire finished you wrap a piece of ribbon around and secure it on the bottom.
Next you need to make the back axel. Using the paper towel tube, you need to wrap a napkin around the end of the tube and then put a diaper around the middle. Then you use a couple of rubber bands and secure the dishwasher basket around the axel. Slide your two back tires on and you are done with that portion of the trike.
Next you have to make the handlebars. Straighten a hanger and then bend it into a u-shape. Bend the ends down and tape them down so there are no pokey ends. Wrap the receiving blanket and secure both the bottom of U and the ends with rubber bands. Slide socks over the ends. You can secure the socks with rubber bands and then roll up the ends to cuff.
Next – thread the hanger through the front tire and overlap the handlebars. Secure with a zip tie. Once secured, use a rubber band to secure a pacifier and ribbon on the front. Tie a bow to hide any evidence of rubber bands.
Lay a bib down as your “seat and wrap around the handlebars.
To connect your front and back pieces – you need to thread a ribbon through the back and front tires. Get it pretty tight to ensure it doesn’t fall apart or the front wheel doesn’t fall over. Set your fuzzy friend on top and you are ready to go!
Again – I can’t get over how adorable this was and it was such a great gift. The other great thing to do for the mom-to-be is to include a little note in the card that tells the size of the diapers and the type of pacifier.
So what do you think? Isn’t this just adorable! I love it! Would you make it for a shower? I wanna know!
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