Personalized Diaper Cakes are Here

Lil Princess Personalized Diaper Cake
Kitty Cat Personalized Diaper Cake
Kitty Cat Personalized Diaper Cake

We are happy to introduce a line of personalized diaper cakes.  These cakes allow you to add your own personalized greeting.  This may be the baby’s name or other short phrase for welcoming the baby home.  We will be introducing more selections in the future, however, in the meantime we have three selections for you to choose from.

The first selection is called Kitty Cat Personalized Diaper Cake.  Your special message will be imprinted on the second tier of this four tier diaper cake as shown in the photo.  Included in this cake is 72 Pampers Swaddler 1 diapers, the Johnson and Johnson Travel Pack of products, a Kitty Paci-Clip, and a pair of white eyelet trimmed socks.  We also include a plush Kitty Cat toy adorned in pink, white, and mint stripes.

Our second selection is called the Too Cute Boy Personalized 4 Tier Diaper Cake.  This particular cake is also a 4 tier design, and like the Kitty Cat,
your message appears on the second tier of the cake. This cake include 70 Pampers Swaddler 1 diapers, washcloths, newborn booties that have a cute little dump truck design on them, and a stripped flannel receiving blanket. Also included in the Johnson and Johnson products as well as a cute Gund Bear named Maxie.

Too Cute Boy Personalized 4 Tier Diaper Cake
Too Cute Boy Personalized 4 Tier Diaper Cake message appears on the

Our last selection is called Our Lil’ Princess Personalized 3 Tier Diaper Cake.  This design has your message imprinted on the bottom layer as shown in the photo.  Included in this design is 42 Pampers Swaddler 1 diapers, cotton Disney brand Princess bib, Johnson and Johnson products, and washcloths.

Any selection you choose is wrapped in tulle ready for gift giving.  We also provide an optional gift card you can add with any additional message. I’m really excited about the roll-out of these personalized cakes. Giving you the choice of adding your own special message is something we hope the new mom will enjoy. Also, in keeping with our goal of offering great value for your money, any of our personalized diaper cakes comes with FREE personalization.

Our Lil' Princess Personalized 3 Tier Diaper Cake
Our Lil’ Princess Personalized 3 Tier Diaper Cake

We hope you enjoy these selections.  So far this year, we have introduced over 50 new designs. In thinking about these new designs, I wanted to cover a broad cross section of themes and colors so that you have the best selection possible.

As always, your comments are welcome.

Should I Buy or Make a Baby Diaper Cake?

Diaper Cake
Should You Buy or Make a Diaper Cake?

I am often asked whether it is better to make a diaper cake yourself or purchase one ready made.  Obviously I am a little bit biased because my core business is making baby diaper cakes.  Nonetheless, I thought is would make sense to compare both options and then let the reader decide for themselves the best choice.

There are many places to find information on how to make a diaper cake.  You Tube has a slew of how to make a diaper cake videos, and you can also find diaper cake instructions through a Google search.  It doesn’t matter where you find the information because regardless, you will be making one if not multiple trips to the store for supplies.  So let’s start with the basics.  You will need to find a cake plate to work with.  Depending on the size of design you want to make, you may get stuck buying a package of cake plates because typically they are not sold individually.  So unless you are making multiple diaper cakes for baby shower centerpieces, you won’t have much use for the remaining plates.  Next comes the diapers.  You can get these just about anywhere, however, based on the size of your design you will probably not use an entire box of diapers.  I guess you can give the new mom the extra diapers you don’t use.  It would be a bit awkward if you made a baby shower diaper cake and then tell the expectant mom “By the way, here are some extra diapers I didn’t use” along with your hand made diaper cake gift.

Next comes the selection of the ribbon.  You can select the ribbons and bows you would like to use from many different sources.  There are literally hundreds of ribbon styles to choose from so the biggest problem will be picking one or multiple ones to use.  Again, you will end up buying a whole roll of ribbon and unless you can use the remaining ribbon elsewhere you will have some waste.  Lastly, comes the part I enjoy, which is picking  a plush toy to adorn the top of the diaper cake.  Again, the sky is the limit as far as choices so this shouldn’t be too big of a problem to find one that works for your design.  Many styles also include baby care necessities such as baby shampoo, baby lotion, and powder.  These items are optional based on your own design concept.  After you get these supplies rounded up, all that remains is gathering up some common items many home crafters have around the house and you can get started.

So far, I discussed the things you need to buy to make a baby diaper cake.  Let’s talk about why people like to make their own diaper cake.  Probably the main reason is to offer a personalized baby gift that is hand made.  Usually, the person making a diaper cake knows the expectant mom very well and wants to create a special experience for the new mom.  This person isn’t going to give a store bought baby gift as “anyone” can do that.  Instead, they are creative and want to show that creativity through a thoughtful unique baby gift.  Others may make a diaper cake to save money.  I personally think, based on the emails I get, that many “do-it-yourselfers” underestimate the costs and time involved to make a diaper cake.  How do I know?  Because I get messages routinely asking about where to buy supplies, or how to attach items because their way isn’t working.  So I can only surmise that they must be having problems making their diaper cake.  Does this happen to everyone?  No, and I am not trying to persuade anyone from making their own diaper cake, if that is their desire.  I just believes, sometimes people underestimate what it takes to make a diaper cake that they can be proud to give as a baby gift.

On the other hand, some choose to buy a handmade diaper cake directly from a company such as Lil’ Baby Cakes.  There are many reasons for this with probably the key one being the buyer gets a professionally handmade diaper cake ready for baby gift giving.  Instead of having to run around town looking for supplies and themes, one can merely go online and browse from pages of diaper cake designs looking for the right fit.  The baby gift buyer only needs to pick an appropriate size and style, make the purchase, and then have it shipped to the new mom.  It couldn’t be any easier.

Who tends to buy diaper cakes online?  Primarily I would say they are busy folks who don’t have the time or energy to create their own diaper cake.  Another possibility is those who live away from the expectant mom and really need the convenience of being able to purchase a diaper cake that is already made.  Companies may also choose to purchase a diaper cake online as it is a easy way to purchase a unique baby gift that the new mom would enjoy.

Regardless of whether you make a diaper cake or purchase one for a baby shower, you definitely have choices.  If you are the creative type, you many enjoy the process of researching a design and then moving forward to make your own diaper cake.  I’m sure the new mom would really appreciate the thoughtfulness and the personalized nature of the baby gift.  Similarly, if you are making a baby shower diaper cake, you and the other ladies planning the shower can work with each other to personalize the entire event and add your own special touches.  Alternatively, for those who choose to purchase a diaper cake directly, you can choose from many popular styles and themes, all ready for gift giving.  Either way, the expectant mom will receive a baby gift she is sure to love.   A diaper cake is not only practical, but a baby gift that she’ll talk about long after the baby comes.

What are your thoughts?  I welcome your comments.

4 Baby Shower Themes for Boys

Are you eager to welcome your bouncing baby boy into the world? Before you hold his first birthday party, mommy can gather her friends for a customary gathering celebrated by moms and friends—the baby shower!  This article features 4 baby shower themes for boys.  It’s been quite a while since we featured this previous article on baby shower themes for boys.

Selection of baby shower themes has often been tricky, depending on who will be arranging the celebration. There are so many things to take note of and accomplish when it comes to the preparations. You would have to consider the baby shower decorations, the baby shower invitations, the guest list, thank you cards, supplies, games, and baby shower party favors, to name a few. This is because the occasion is not just to celebrate the coming of the baby but also to commemorate the joy of the woman’s transition to motherhood.

If you or the celebratory mom is already expecting a boy, we invite you to try out some of these baby boy shower themes. All you need to remember is that most of the necessities in carrying out a successful baby shower are typically the same, regardless of the theme. The most important thing is that you customize the celebration based on the guests and the mom’s taste, so that you will all have a good time.

Jungle Baby Shower Theme

Jungle Theme Stamps from Zazzle.com
You Can Even Get Jungle Themed Stamps from Zazzle.com

A jungle theme for a baby shower is easy to organize because you will mostly be needing plush animal toys, animal-related food entrees, greenery, and centerpieces that are reminiscent of wildlife. In addition, you can set your party outdoors, like the garden, so you already have the backdrop of greenery around you.

For a unique take on the jungle theme, you can opt to have a safari blue theme, which is similar to the jungle theme only you will put blue as a dominant color in your scheme. This mostly serves to make it obvious that this baby shower theme is for a baby boy. Put in centerpieces and other important baby shower supplies in blue so that these aspects will be accentuated.

Monkey Baby Shower Theme

Baby showers featuring a monkey theme have also been popular with would-be moms, mainly because you can be very creative in throwing these kinds of parties. You’d think that this theme would be very restricting since it would be focusing on just one animal, but from the baby shower invitations to the decorations, you can go wild and unique with ideas.

For example, instead of opting for the usual written or stationery-like invitations, why not make a banana-shaped invite for a change? Or you can make a monkey-head cut-out to make it more interesting for your guests.

As for the baby shower decorations, you can go for little monkey banners or paper bananas hanging on clotheslines or thin ropes along the walls. Another tip for those who are on the budget—bananas make the best centerpieces for monkey themed baby showers, and it can also make a light snack for those who can’t wait for lunch.

Lil’ Baby Cakes has three Monkey Themed Diaper Cakes you may be interested in to match this fun and popular theme.

Sweet Prince Baby Shower Theme

Sweet Prince Invitations
Sweet Prince Baby Shower Invitation from MyPaperShop.com

To welcome their baby boy, some moms may want to try out the sweet prince baby shower theme, where you can all dress up as queens and ladies-in-waiting for an afternoon. It does not have to be a formal celebration. Light but colorful sundresses or casual pants and blouses would be good dress code, to keep with a “prince” baby theme.

This theme would be perfect if your house has a pergola that can be decorated to look like a part of a castle. The party can then be held outside, with chairs and tables arranged around the pergola for it to look like a small gathering of royalty.

For your baby shower party favors, you can have a crystal baby figurine that looks like a little prince or a small glass crown figure. You can glue this to a small pillow for a more regal effect.

Precious Bear Blue Baby Shower Theme

Bear themes for baby showers can be done for either boys or girls, but if you make the color blue more dominant in the party, it will surely send the right message. The good thing about this theme is that, similar to the monkey theme, you can choose to customize the way you set the decorations and do the baby shower favors.

For example, you can choose from the different habitats of the various bears around. You can choose to go with pandas and bamboo shoots, which will bring a more peaceful and Zen feel to the party. A polar bear will bring you to the North Pole, and some fake snow and an ice sculpture as centerpiece is not so shabby for your guests, too. You can also go with the traditional teddy bear of which there are numerous possibilities. Adopt an existing bear selection or create your own and your baby shower shower ideas featuring a bear would be endless.  You can also check this site for  additional baby bear shower ideas.

These are just some of the baby boy shower themes that you can throw for a new mom who is expecting a boy to join the family. Always remember that the important thing with baby showers is that the guests and especially the mom will have a good time, because memories from this day will forever be remembered, documented, and treasured.

Tips for a Successful Owl Themed Baby Shower

Throwing baby showers is just a little bit harder than throwing a birthday party solely because of the theme. Of course, with birthday parties, you already know if it’s a boy or a girl who will be celebrating for. With baby showers, you have to either risk a gender-friendly themed design or a neutral but personalized baby shower.

Owl Baby Shower Invitation
Owl Baby Shower Invitation from Tiny Prints

The safest way to go about it is the second method, because there are several baby shower themes that you can choose from that still gives a neutral vibe without taking out the fun in color schemes, centerpieces, and decoration. One of these themes is an owl themed baby shower.

You think that it would be hard to come up with a good design and set-up for a theme that revolves on just one bird—and one that is commonly brown in color. In fact, anything owl related may be a hardball to pull off, especially with the way you seem to be limited with the color, invitation designs, cake samples, and decoration. But when it comes to owl themed baby showers, you have to remember that all of the designs are open for interpretation. And you can easily make owls into fun characters for a create a personalized baby shower.  You can start with owl themed baby shower invitations to get the process started.

Owl decors

The next thing to remember when it comes to owl themed baby showers is that you need to decide on the main colors and design of the theme. Since it is a baby shower, it is much better to use owls that have big cute eyes and colorful feathers, so that your baby shower will have a nice festive feel to it.

Brown has always been a staple color when it comes to realistic owls, but let’s face it—this is a baby shower, and you’re not restricted by realism or art. What you want is to make the decorations and color scheme fitting to a joyous occasion.

As for the owl decoration that you will use, opt for those that look like they’re straight from a cartoon. You can easily create your own cartoon owl characters. The good thing about going with a cartoon owl is that you will lessen the notion that owls are serious creatures, hence the correlation of the party having a stiff atmosphere.

You can go with pastel colors to make a variety of owls, or go with just two to three major colors which you can mix and match and use for the colors of your utensils, decorations, and other supplies.

Owl colors and the cake

Owl Diaper Cake as Baby Shower Centerpiece
You Can Use our Owl Diaper Cake as a Baby Shower Centerpiece

Now that you have decided on the main color of your party theme, it’s time that you worry about the centerpiece of the show. Similar to birthday parties, it is also fun to have a nice cake centerpiece.

If you already have a menu, you don’t have to revamp the ideas just because you have an owl theme. Bear in mind that a theme usually adds decoration. To unify the theme, just add accessories and a small paper mache owl on the glass rim. On the table, you can put in owl toy plushies or have those festive banner cut-outs in the shape of owls.

When it comes to your centerpiece, it would be nice if you can have your cake personalized and made to look like a cartoon owl. In a previous blog post we showed an example of our owl diaper cake that uses a very colorful and baby shower friendly plush owl that certainly can be used as a baby shower centerpiece if you don’t want to use an edible cake.  If you prefer an edible cake, there are many stores that accept cake orders. Tell them specifically what kind of color and shade you will need and what design you would need to have on the cake. You can choose to go with just a picture of an owl on the flat surface or an entirely creative cake that’s part edible, part artwork.

Owl Decorated Cookies
Owl Decorated Cookies from Sweetopia.net

For those who want a different kind of centerpiece tiny owl cupcakes or owl cookies are adorable and they can be a unique way to decorate your table. You can use food coloring to match your cookies with your color scheme but still maintain the flavors that you want. To make them look like owls, you can use whipped cream and little chocolate bits for the eyes—just pop them in the oven for a few minutes.

Baby shower favors and other supplies

For a more creative approach, use your art skills to put owl eyes on the colorful balloons. Add plumes which you can buy cheaply in bulks. These plumes can be side decorations on the table or they can be attached to the string of the balloons to make a more snazzy-looking owl balloons.

Another important thing that you should not forget with baby showers would be the baby shower favors. Some of the common baby shower favors are figurines or small cupcakes that can be the perfect and dainty token for your guests.

However, since you’re already going with an owl theme, it is best to use that theme until the end, even for your baby shower favors. You can use some of the owl cookies or cupcakes as a nice token. Just remember to wrap them in nice packages. Or you can also opt to go with finding a cheap owl figurine that goes well with your overall scheme.

This way, it will show that you have planned the perfect baby shower because you took everything into consideration.

Saving tips

All of these ideas seem easy to execute, but if you’re on a tight budget, it may need a little tweaking. For instance, instead of ordering a cake, why not try creating your own cake?

If you have an oven at home, you can easily whip up your own owl cake—which is better because you can ensure that the icing and cake decors match your overall color scheme. There are several cake designs and recipes on the Internet that you can follow. Just make sure that you follow the recipe or have someone with you while baking.

As much as you can, follow the looks for a less designer approach—if you can create your own materials, it makes for a more personalized owl themed baby shower display.

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.