Wednesday, July 12, 2017

R2-D2 Diaper Cake

Today we held a baby shower for Alyson, and had a Star Wars theme, since she's a big fan. For my part, I got to make the "Bantha Bites" and I made the Cuban Sliders, which were a request (later titled "Hans Hoagies"). For a gift, I decided on an R2-D2 diaper cake, but since most of the items I was able to source were green, it's more like an R2-A6 diaper cake.

Here's what I had to buy to make the cake:

  • 1 white plastic colander
  • 1 box of 120 size 1 diapers
  • 2 plastic utensils
  • 2 bottle brushes
  • 2 boxes of wipes
  • 1 spool of white ribbon
This is how I assembled the cake:
  1. I rolled up three layers of diapers, using 35 diapers for each layer. Each layer was wrapped with a length of white ribbon, and secured with some pins.
  2. The boxes of wipes were turned upside-down, and placed where the "feet" should be. A cardboard circle was placed on top of the wipes so that the first layer of diapers would have a flat surface to sit on.
  3. The layers were stacked on the cardboard circle/feet, ensuring that the layers were turned so that the pins securing the ribbons were in the back.
  4. The colander was turned upside down and placed on top of the top layer of diapers.
  5. The bottle brushes were taped to the boxes of wipes and the handles of the colander. The containers for the bottle brushes weren't actually tall enough to reach the handles of the colander, so there is some empty space there.
  6. The utensils were taped to the lop layer of diapers.
  7. Using Google Images, I looked up "r2d2 printable pattern" and chose one that I liked. I printed it out, cut out the individual elements and taped them onto the cake.
She loved it!

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