How to Make a Spiral Diaper Cake

Decorative diaper cakes are the perfect present for parents of newborns.

Diaper cakes are a functional and beautiful centerpiece, perfect for a baby shower and any new parent. Diaper cakes are simple to form, but take some patience placing the diapers in the correct fashion. The exact number of diapers you’ll need depends on the size of cake you want to make. Keep in mind that newborn babies go through a lot of diapers, no diaper will go to waste.

Place several diapers inside the largest cake pan, laying them sideways. Fan the diapers out so that they look like a spiral from the side. Keep your hand securely on the diapers so they don’t fall down.

Add more diapers to the spiral until the pan is completely full.

Secure a large rubber band around the diaper cake tier.

Flip the cake pan upside down, and remove the pan. Your tier should be able to stand on it’s own with no support.

Repeat steps 1 through 4 for each additional tier of the cake, stacking each tier centered on top of the previous tier.

Decorate the diaper cake by placing ribbon over the rubber bands and adding other decorative elements such as baby socks in the shape of a bow.

Things You Will Need

  • Diapers
  • Cake pans of various sizes
  • Rubber bands
  • Decorations


Normal cake tiers are about two inches different in diameter for each layer. Decorate the cake with other baby-themed elements, such as miniature stuffed animals, pacifiers and small lotion bottles.