Being thankful……

It’s the beginning of November and it’s the month most of us think of Thanksgiving. Yes, we think of the turkey, pumpkin pies, and football but we also reflect over the past year of family, health, and opportunities that have come our way.

Today, I am reflecting on the year at Lil’ Baby Cakes and though I have many wonderful experiences this year I’m struggling for giving “thanks” to certain events.

I’m having a hard time being thankful for individuals who copy my diaper cake designs from our website and actually post them on their site. Since I only design diaper cakes for my site, I can’t believe people would create a site using my pictures. For these copycats I am not thankful.  However, I am thankful for the honest people who notify me when they see my items elsewhere so I can take action.

This year, I have found someone who copied testimonials from our site and published them on their own site. They didn’t even change the name of my diaper cakes mentioned in the testimonial-only my customer’s name.  For this situation, I am not thankful. On the other hand, I am thankful for the wonderful customers of Lil’ Baby Cakes who spend the time to write me about their experience with our service and product.

This year I designed 25 new diaper cake selections to bring to the market. I spend hours looking through manufacturer ribbon samples and naming my cakes. Regretfully, I found another business that likes to take my ribbon selections and then make a diaper cake using the same ribbon in another color. I also, enjoy creating names for my cakes to bring personality to the designs.  Well guess what?  I have found if I name a diaper cake XY someone is going to call their design YX. Though neither one of these issues breaks the law, I am not thankful for this situation.

It has gotten so crazy that if I choose a background for my cake pictures that gets copied also.  Many of you may remember our diaper cakes were pictured with a black background now they are featured with a green hue. For those people who prefer to copy my backgrounds or website layout, I am not thankful. Should I be thankful that they think so highly of me to copycat?

Though the items I mentioned may be trivial to you, it tends to tug on my view of hardworking and ethical people. What are the qualities that I want to use to live my life and run my business?  I want to be a good and guiding parent, a loving and supportive spouse, and an honorable business owner with high standards of creativity, offering quality products and services.

I wish all of you a month of reflection about your life and experiences. I strive to use each and every day as an opportunity to offer the world the best I can be. Finally, I am thankful that God took the time to make each of us unique and not a copy of something he saw elsewhere.

October 2009 Halloween Diaper Cake of the Month


Our Lil' Pumpkin Diaper Cake

Yeah it’s candy season! I loved watching my children get excited about what they were going to be for Halloween and the family party we planned. I can’t wait to check out the magazines that are published with all sorts of yummy goodies which are to look like scary items. Let’s just say I love the 20 pounds of sugar this month brings :-).

Our Halloween diaper cake of the month is called Our Lil’ Pumpkin Diaper Cake. This design still offers mom and dad Pamper Swaddlers for the new little one – and this new baby is definitely sweeter than sugar. As you can tell, I dressed up Brighton the bear with a Halloween onesie. I say you can always dress up a bear for any ocassion.

I hope you enjoy the month, enjoy the little kids that dress up, and especially enjoy all the miniature size candy bars you can stuff yourself with……HAPPY HALLOWEEN…..

As always, I welcome your comments.

Best wishes,  Candy

How to Buy a Diaper Cake

I have put together a video buyer’s guide entitled “How to Buy a Diaper Cake”.  I did this to create a standalone guide that would help people who are beginning their baby diaper cake  or baby gift buying process.  In the video I start with a basic definition about what a diaper cake is.  We still get emails and phone calls from people innocently asking how many people does of our our newborn diaper cakes feed.  Or another popular question  is:   “Do I have to refrigerate a diaper cake?”  We don’t mind responding to these questions, I attribute them to folks not really knowing about diaper cakes and how they are used as baby shower centerpieces or for baby gift giving.

I continue on to discuss the types of diaper cakes (layered and folded) as well as a discussion about diapers that are used to make them.  Even though I am showing our diaper cakes in the video, the video is not a sales pitch for Lil’ Baby Cakes.  Instead, I offer what I feel are practical considerations when buying a newborn diaper cake along with shopping tips about shipping, site security, and diaper cake customization.  There are many styles of baby shower diaper cakes and many different places they can be purchased.  I also mention eco friendly diaper cakes and diaper cakes made with printed diapers to show the difference between those diapers and Pampers from an appearance perspective.

I hope you find the video instructive.  Your comments are appreciated and are welcomed.  Don’t hesitate to contact us at for assistance on any baby diaper cake question.

September 2009 Diaper Cake of the Month

Sun-Kissed 4 Tier Diaper Cake
Sun-Kissed 4 Tier Diaper Cake

With summer winding down, I thought it would be nice to create a diaper cake that features a yellow color by using a sunflower as the theme.  Obviously, black contrasts very nicely with yellow so I used black ribbon with white dots as the accent.  As you probably may know by now, I love Gund bears so I included Brighton on this baby diaper cake.  For the baby care necessities I used Burt’s Bees.  I hope you enjoy my new design called Sun-Kissed 4 Tier Diaper Cake.  For September, it comes with free shipping withing the contiguous US.  A savings of $12.95.

August 2009 Diaper Cake of the Month

Lil Lion 4 Tier Diaper Cake

August has arrived and it’s time for a new diaper cake of the month.  This month, we are featuring  the introduction of our Lil’ Lion 4 Tier Diaper Cake.

I wanted to create a cake with some vibrant colors for the last month of summer.  This cake has bright orange ribbons to complement the plush lion. In addition, since this fits a circus theme,  I added some play rings for the new baby.  The diaper cake also features our compliment of Johnson and Johnson products.  This is a gender neutral cake that would work well for that special newborn.  Your comments are always welcome.

I hope your summer has been going well.  Can’t believe the the start of school is just around the corner for the kids.