Diaper Cakes for Boys

Blue Satin Frog Diaper Cake for Boys
Blue Satin Frog Diaper Cake for Boys

A diaper cake for boys is a unique way to give an expecting mom a practical baby gift.  When making a diaper cake for boys, you will typically find lots of blues, as blue is the general color that you find for boys. You can also have different types of themes for the diaper cake. Most parents will decide on a theme for the child’s nursery, and the baby shower will be centered on that theme.

When looking at a diaper cake from afar, you may think it looks like a multi-tiered wedding cake. Most diaper cakes are used with only white diapers, causing it to look like a white cake. After further inspection, you will find that the cake is made entirely of diapers. The cake is actually made of around 50 diapers or so.  Some larger tier cakes (4 or 5 tiers) use more diapers to construct the additional layers.  The diapers are folded around a center post in a circular pattern to make each layer.  Each layer is then stacked to make it look like a cake. You can make it as simple as you want, or as elaborate as can be. For a different look, some designers roll up each diaper and then arrange bundles of the rolled diapers to create each layer.  For either design style, ribbons , baby care necessities, a plush or stuffed animal can all be attached to the diaper cake to complete the design.  Naturally, these baby items are all selected to match the boy theme.

You can find many different items on the diaper cake.  It’s common to find newborn baby shampoo, diaper powder, or baby lotion as gifts included with the cake. Some diaper cakes contain different colored baby bottles wrapped around the edges of the cake so that it will add more color to the aesthetic appearance of the entire gift. Cotton swabs, washcloths and body wash are a few other things commonly found on the the cake. Sometimes a receiving blanket is included on the base layer of the diaper cake to add more color.

Diaper cakes for boys are made entirely from diapers that can all be used for the new baby. Proper construction of the diaper cake allows the new mom to disassemble the cake diaper by diaper.  Sometimes, the cakes are made with differently sized diapers that will fit the baby as it grows. The cake can have many layers, but most of them typically have three separate layers. Typically, the largest cake that someone would choose to have made is composed of five layers. Six layers are also possible, but shipping considerations may limit this as an option for sending to the new mom.  With the larger cakes, you could place a teddy bear for the new mother and her baby. Expecting mothers really love receiving these cakes as gifts – there’s nothing like watching a new mom use the items on the diaper cake as they are truly items required for the care of a newborn.

Because the diaper cakes are such a unique baby gift, they can be sent in many different situations. For example, they can be used as a centerpiece at the baby shower or as focal point on the gift table.  Any mother would love to walk into her baby shower and see the diaper cake used not only for a gift but as a part of the decorations. Diaper cakes don’t just have to be for the new moms to be either. Any workplace or group of friends can get one for a new dad as well. Few things are as satisfying as receiving a useful and thoughtful for a new baby that is on the way.

If you’re planning to give a diaper cake as a baby gift, you should first think about what kinds of themes and contents would be the best fit for the mother and baby. Find out what the new mother and father are looking to put into the nursery. Take the time to find little objects that will match with their décor. If the mother is going with a jungle type theme, you can adorn the diaper cake with stuffed giraffes or elephants from a local nursery store or from Lil’ Baby Cakes. The same is true for themes such as trains or cars that certainly match the diaper cake for boys theme.

The average baby uses about seven to eight new diapers a day! Keep that in mind when choosing the type and size of diaper cake to get. It can take some of that new stress off the mother if she already has a supply of diapers on hand. Although these cakes are usually given to new or expecting mothers, those are not necessarily the only situations in which they’re appropriate. If you ask an experienced mother, she will always tell you, you can’t have enough diapers! If you want to do something nice for a mother who has already had her child, she would still appreciate the gesture and the diaper supply. That’s why a diaper cake for boys is an extremely practical gift. What parent wouldn’t be thankful for such a thoughtful gesture? Many people don’t give diapers despite their practicality because it’s a somewhat awkward or non-standard gift. The diaper cake brings elegance to the practicality and excitement to the whole experience of a baby shower or newborn’s birthday.

Next time you are invited to a baby shower, consider alternatives before you go out and buy a new baby gift for the new parent. Talk to some of the people going to the shower and see what they are getting for the new mother to be. Most people attending baby showers love to get a single large gift from several people at a time so that they can get something greatly needed for the mother. Check out some of the diaper cakes that are available and you’re sure to find one that will go with the mother’s, or the new baby’s, theme. It can be a great way to help start up a brand new nursery, and the mother will be grateful. If you are hosting the party and you don’t know what to do for the mom to be, order or a diaper cake for boys – they always look great and the new parents will get use out of the diapers and the baby will grow up with a plush toy that could become their favorite.

Monkey Themed Diaper Cake Designs

I thought it would be helpful to review our monkey themed diaper cake offerings in a single blog post as this is one of the most popular baby themes.  We have three different monkey themed baby diaper cakes.  Any of these would make a unique baby gift or baby shower gift for the new or expectant mom.   The first is our Lil Twin Monkey 5 Tier Diaper Cake, the second is the Our Lil Monkey 4 Tier Diaper Cake, and our third is the Welcome to the Zoo 3 Tier Diaper Cake.  Let’s get started with a overview of each design.

Lil Twin Monkey 5 Tier Twin Diaper Cake

Monkey Diaper Cake | 5 Tier
Lil Twin Monkey 5 Tier Diaper Cake

Our largest monkey themed diaper cake is designed specifically for twin babies.  We start with a five tier base cake consisting of 110 Pampers Swaddler Size 1-2 diapers.  I picked green and brown polka dot ribbons along with some vine embellishments to dress up the cake.  I then included four washcloths and wrapped them in the ribbon along with a silicone pacifier so that each baby will get two washcloths and a pacifier.  Since this is a more upscale diaper cake I included Burt’s Bees products.  For those of you not familiar with Burt’s Bees, they offer an all natural product line which we have found to be very appealing to new moms who enjoy all natural products for baby care.  We use the Burt Bees Getting Started Kit which features five sampler items:

  • Baby Bee Nourishing Lotion
  • Baby Bee Shampoo & Body Wash
  • Baby Bee Diaper Ointment
  • Baby Bee Nourishing Oil
  • Baby Bee Buttermilk Soap

Lastly, we finish up the design with two Gund Mambo Junior plush toys.  I really like Mambo and this little guy is 10 inches tall and very soft and cuddly, a characteristic of all Gund plush toys.  He’s holding a banana which really adds to the overall design look.

You can read more details about this design here:  Lil Twin Monkey 5 Tier Diaper Cake

Our Lil Monkey 4 Tier Diaper Cake

Monkey Diaper Cake | 4 Tier
Our Lil Monkey 4 Tier Diaper Cake

This baby diaper cake consists of 70 Pampers Swaddler diapers arranged in a 4 tier design.  We use green and brown polka dot ribbon to dress up each layer of the cake.  Also included are two wash cloths, a silicone pacifier, and the Burt’s Bees Getting Started Kit, similar to our 5 tier twin cake.  For this design I am using the full size Mambo who measures 14 inches tall.  He’s holding a banana just like Mambo Jr., and it every bit as cuddly.

We often get questions about whether or not all the diaper are usable.  For all our diaper cakes, we hand-make each one so that the new mom can easily disassemble the diapers from the cake and use them as if they just came out of the package.  In this design, the new mom will receive 70 usable diapers that she can use for the care of the new baby.  We never use pins, tape, or any material that could damage any of the diapers.

You can read more details about this design here:  Our Lil Monkey 4 Tier Diaper Cake

Welcome to the Zoo 3 Tier Diaper Cake

Zoo Diaper Cake | 3 Tier
Welcome to the Zoo 3 Tier Diaper Cake

Our last addition is Welcome to the Zoo. I wanted to branch away from the darker browns and create a design that has a different color scheme yet still features a monkey plush toy.  This diaper cake starts with a three tier base cake designed using 40 Pampers Swaddler 1-2 diapers.  Instead of the brown and green polka dots used on the previously mention cakes, I am using a cream colored baby zoo animal receiving blanket.  This blanket has baby zoo animals such as a giraffe, monkey, lion, and elephant arranged in an alternating fashion.  I add a simple green ribbon around the blanket for an accent.  The middle layer uses a wide off-white ribbon along with a “Welcome to the Zoo” decal to support the overall design theme.  The Gund plush toy on this baby diaper cake makes animal sounds when you squeeze him.  As such, his name is Animal Chatter (clever!).  Lastly, the top layer gets the same off-white ribbon as the second layer plus a green bow and silicone pacifier.  I finish this baby diaper cake with Johnson and Johnson travel pack products featuring their body wash, baby powder, and baby shampoo.

You can read more details about this design here:  Welcome to the Zoo 3 Tier Diaper Cake

So that’s the overview of our monkey themed diaper cakes.  This theme is very popular for a baby’s nursery and as for baby shower themes as evidenced by all the bedding, decorations, invitations, and baby shower accessories that are available.  I invite you to consider one of our monkey diaper cakes as an cute and adorable baby gift for the new mom.  As always, your comments are welcome.

Owl Diaper Cake

Owl Diaper Cake by Lil Baby Cakes
Owl Diaper Cake by Lil Baby Cakes

We’re introducing our Owl Diaper Cake as a new addition to our Lil’ Baby Cakes product line.  I really love the owl theme that is becoming more and more popular today.  I’ve had this theme design in my head for quite some time, however, I had problems finding an owl plush toy that would  fit the theme.  I’m happy to have found this colorful plush toy to serve as the focal point for this offering.  Here’s a description of this design.

This adorable cake starts with a 2 tier base made from 40 Pampers Swaddler 1 diapers.  We then added some colorful dotted ribbon along with pink trim ribbon to set the overall color cue for the diaper cake.  We added a bottle mounted horizontally on the top of the cake to act as a “perch” for the owl.  Our owl is a colorful patterned plush toy that matches popular color themes used for baby showers or in a baby’s nursery.

New moms enjoy the Johnson and Johnson baby products so we added the travel size shampoo, baby lotion, and baby powder.  We also added some coordinating crinkly paper and a pink and green bow to complete the diaper cake.

Not shown is the white tulle and ribbon used to wrap the Owl Diaper Cake for baby gift giving.  An optional gift card is also provided to create a personalized message for the new mom and family.

We’re excited to offer our customers the Owl Diaper Cake.  Whether you’re shopping for a baby shower gift or a baby gift to send by mail, we invite you to consider our new design.  We’re sure it will become a popular baby gift the new mom will love.  You can find out more information about this design on our product detail page located here:  Owl Diaper Cake

Lil’ Baby Cakes Coupon Code for any Diaper Cake

Save Money on any Diaper Cake
Save 10% on any Diaper Cake

There’s only a few days remaining this month to take advantage of our coupon code good for 10% off any diaper cake.  It’s easy to use our coupon.  Just select the diaper cake of your choosing on our site and then during check-out add this coupon code:  halloween

Your diaper cake will be promptly shipped within 48 hours to the new mom or mom to be.

Happy Halloween from Lil’ Baby Cakes.

Our Lil’ Pumpkin 4 Tier Diaper Cake

Our Lil' Pumpkin 4 Tier Diaper Cake
Our Lil' Pumpkin 4 Tier Diaper Cake

I’m happy to introduce the return of Our Lil’ Pumpkin 4 Tier Diaper Cake as a seasonal entry to our themed based diaper cakes.

I really like the Gund Brighton Bear that comes with this cake.  Gund offers such great quality products and is really a mainstay in the baby gift world.  This bear will sure be something the new baby grows to enjoy over the years as a keepsake.

Since this is a 4 tier design, we include 70 Pampers Swaddler 1 diapers along with a Halloween themed onesie that says Baby’s 1st Halloween.  A silicone pacifier and candy corn themed infant socks are also included.

As always, your comments are appreciated regarding any of our diaper cake designs.  I hope you will consider this design as a practical baby gift for the new family to be in your life.  Since we are featuring this item as our October 2010 cake of the month, we are including free shipping (a $12.95 value) anywhere in the lower 48 states.

Happy Halloween!