6 Unique Diaper Cake Ideas for a Boy Baby Shower

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If you’re looking for unique diaper cake ideas for boys, we are here to help! Diaper cakes for boys are fun to make and a practical gift for new parents.

What is a Diaper Cake?

A diaper cake is a baby gift in the shape of a cake crafted from diapers. A diaper cake is typically decorated with a unique theme.

What is the Point of a Diaper Cake?

The purpose of a diaper cake is to serve as a beautiful decoration for the baby shower so that parents-to-be have a stock of diapers for their new baby.

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There are plenty of options for shapes and styles for your diaper cake, like this train!

How Do You Make a Diaper Cake for a Boy?

If you want to DIY a baby diaper cake, follow these steps.

  1. Purchase diapers. You can use any brand you like, such as Pampers, Huggies, etc.
  2. Open the box of diapers. Roll the diaper and use a rubber band to secure it.
  3. Use a circular pan (pizza pans work well) as the base of your diaper cake. Start arranging the diapers in a cake shape. Sometimes it’s helpful to put a paper towel tube or a bottle of baby lotion in the middle to form your base.
  4. Make the second layer smaller than the first layer, stack the diapers up, and add more layers until the cake is the size you want.
  5. You can add a giant rubber band around each cake layer for security.
  6. Once the layers are complete, you can start decorating and being creative!
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Pro Tip: Sometimes hot glue is needed when constructing diaper cakes. Hot glue can come in handy, especially when decorating the cake.

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A diaper cake is an adorable way to give a simple gift of diapers and other baby necessities.

What Do You Put on a Boy Diaper Cake?

You can put whatever you want on a boy diaper cake! It can be fun to make themed diaper cakes. You can also add useful items like washcloths, receiving blankets, booties, bibs, onesies, baby bottles, or other newborn baby essentials.

Six Unique Diaper Cake Ideas for a Boy Baby Shower

Tier Diaper Cake

A tiered diaper cake is the classic diaper cake. To make a tiered diaper cake, you need to make different layers. The bottom layer of the diaper cake should be the biggest, the next layer a bit smaller, and so on.

After building the tiers, you can decorate the cake any way you choose! You could add pacifiers, ribbons, tulle, etc.

Mini Diaper Cake

A mini diaper cake is a smaller version of the traditional tiered diaper cake. You can make a mini diaper cake with just one layer of diapers, or make a smaller version of a 2 tier diaper cake.

These mini diaper cakes are perfect for baby shower decorations or centerpieces!

Motorcycle Diaper Cake

A motorcycle diaper cake is a super unique take on diaper cakes. Instead of creating a cake with layers, a motorcycle diaper cake is made to look like a motorcycle using diapers to make wheels.

Add a teddy bear or another stuffed animal on top to look like it is riding the motorcycle!


Teddy Bear Diaper Cake

Another unique diaper cake for boys is a teddy bear diaper cake. A teddy bear diaper cake is a diaper cake with a teddy bear theme!

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After making your diaper cake, decorate it with a teddy bear, images of teddy bears, bibs, etc.

Safari Diaper Cake

A safari diaper cake is another great baby shower gift idea! To make a safari diaper cake, first, make your cake out of diapers. Then, simply decorate with a safari theme.

You can add safari wrapping paper, animals, ribbon, and anything else with a safari/jungle theme!

Stuffed Animals

Another cute diaper cake idea is a stuffed animal theme. Start by making the diaper base. Then go crazy with stuffed animals! You can use mini beanie babies or other small stuffed animals.

You can also make a stuffed animal diaper cake specific to one animal.

Diaper cakes are a unique, creative, and useful gift! Suppose you need additional ideas for a boy baby shower. In that case, we recommend checking out our guide to the best baby shower cakes for boys. 


Macy Westlund is a writer and contributor for Bespoke Baby Shower. Macy is the oldest of five and has a large extended family and has been attending baby showers for as long as she can remember.

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