Bicycle/Motorcycle Diaper Cake

by admin on July 19, 2011

This is the diaper “cake” I made for my daughter’s first baby.  It’s a twist from the typical diaper “cake”.  Super easy to make (took me at most 45 minutes to assemble) and unique enough that no one will give the same thing.   The diaper bike consists of the following:

Newborn disposable diapers as the tires
2 rolled receiving blankets as the chassis/axles and handle bars
2 bibs as the fenders
1 burp cloth as the seat
1 4-oz. plastic bottle for the headlight
1 pair of frilly socks for the handlebar grips
1 pink bowed headband for the part above the light
1 doll, although this one in the photo is not to scale..didn’t want granddaughter with a huge doll

All sitting on a 14 inch cake round.  The most difficult part was figuring out how to assemble the diapers into a round spiral for the tires.  Problem solved by using an 8 or 9 inch springform pan to hold all those diapers in place.  I made a single tube using one diaper with a rubber band for the axle, stood it in the middle of the pan and added all the rest of the diapers in a tight spiral around it. Wrap a large rubber band to secure them all in place and cover with a 2 inch wide ribbon to hide the rubber band.

I cannot take credit for designing this.  I found photos on the web and figured it out myself.

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