Friday, February 7, 2014

And here's how the cake turned out!

I had mentioned that I was making a diaper cake, and since there were no instructions anywhere... I thought I'd share some of our section by section photos. This is a photo intensive post, so be forewarned! I started with 234 size 1 diapers from Huggies, rolled up using white, latex-free elastic bands...


"Floor 1": Counting diapers clockwise from top: 21, 32, 7, 32. We held them together by using elastic string and cutting pieces of cardboard to keep them straight. 

2nd Floor: 24, 14, 24

3rd Floor: 16, 7, 16

Backside... It doesn't look as pretty. Remind people to look up front and stop finding defects in your creations. PS: Third floor's back side is held to Fl2 by pens inserted through middle of diapers.

Front completed. Sort of.


After this point, it was getting too late. It was almost 10pm and this was 3hrs into the whole building process. We forgot to take photos until we got to this:

Finished products: We added all ribbons (9yd of double sided 1.5" black satin ribbon and 9yd of Ravens 7/8" ribbons, some small amount of 1.5" yellow ribbon to cover up two cylinders that make the posts). Also added a piece of green felt, and wrote numbers and drew lines with fabric white ink.

 
And this is what it looks displayed at the office. Even with my super crafty dad, it still took the two of us about 4.5hrs to piece this together. Total work hours may be a bit less, since we had Ice Age playing in the background. It was fun, but at 11:56pm (official time we said, "WE'VE HAD IT"), we both really just wanted to sleep.
 
Alright! Time to go join the party. I will really be regretting staying up so late last night, especially since I'm going from FT job to PT job with no breaks in between, then work til today is tomorrow, but I am really pleased how the cake turned out.
 
Enjoy your weekend, all! 

14 comments:

  1. Totally awesome! How creative! I love it.

    Peace <3
    Jay

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  2. That is beautiful! Well done Tanner!

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  3. I'm stalking you cuz j told me too. LOL
    That is amazing but if I ever got one I would never have used it for my kids because it would have been too cool to destroy.

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  4. That is spectacular! Why a football stadium? What are the pink things on top? Why? You may have a career!

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    1. Football stadium because they're both hardcore Ravens fans, and they met in a Ravens' game. It was also mostly for the dad-to-be, who is with our company. So I didn't want to give him a regular cake to rob him of more of his manlihood! The pink things are baby rattle/favors we put on the table.

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  5. Super cute (get it? superbowl? cute?) Pretty labour intensive gift - I'm sure it was much appreciated!

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    1. Haha, thank you! Everyone seems to love it, but yeah, extremely labor intensive.

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  8. How did you keep the 7 diapers in the bottom row from bunching up? I used two cardboard strips on each side and they still pulled together! Love your idea, am making one now!

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