Friday, March 1, 2013

Tricycle Diaper Cake

A baby shower for my sweet niece was the perfect excuse to make this 'Tricycle Diaper Cake'.
Everyday baby essentials are combined to create the bike.
There are many online tutorials that show how to make these. I followed one by 'Maiden D'Shade' and found it quite easy to make. 
I made a couple small changes from the tutorial. I bought size 3 diapers (instead of size 1) as I knew the baby would grow into this size quickly. 
I made the two back tires bigger than the front tire. I used 24 diapers for each of the back tires and 20 diapers for the front tire.  To help in the formation of the tires, I used a 9" cake pan for the larger tires and an 8" pan for the smaller tire.
The bottom of the baby bottle serves as the headlight. Sweet little baby socks are used for the handle grips. I hid the heel of the sock by tucking it up into the cuff.
The remainder of the bottle replicates the gas tank and a  bib creates the bike seat.
Another bib works as a front fender. In case you were wondering, the expectant mom is having a boy - hence the blue theme.
Receiving blankets are rolled and weaved through the wheels to to create the frame and handlebars. Because I made larger tires, I needed longer axles for the rear. I rolled two blankets together to create a longer roll to thread through the back tires.
Ribbon accents add a finishing touch to complete the bike. The little tricycle is now ready to go.

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12 comments:

  1. that is too cute. never seen anything like it.

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  2. That is cute what a work of art ! Thanks for sharing ! Have a good day !

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  3. a beautiful tricycle cake with a adorable black, blue and white color pattern. Perfect for a sport's themed baby shower.

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  4. This is adorable! I made a diaper cake last fall for my niece's shower using an old wire spool and I loved how it turned out, but yours is so creative! Love it!
    Saw you sharing at It's Party Time.
    Debbie :)

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  5. OMG...this is beyond super cute. I would love it if you would share this amazing post at our WIW Linky Party. It's still open. Hope you can join us!

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  6. Newest follower here! I found you through the six sisters' stuff blog hop :) You have a super cute blog, I can't wait to read more. You can find me at meandmr.com

    -Melanie @meandmr.com

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  7. Thanks so much for sharing, we featured you this week! Please feel free to drop by and grab a featured button.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  8. Oh my goodness - this is too cute!! I'm pinning for future reference!

    I found you at the Inspiration in Progress party. I'd like to invite you to join the Pinterest Power Party as well! Hope you have a terrific Thursday!

    Danielle
    http://www.sewmuchcrafting.com/2013/03/pinterest-power-party-co-host_13.html

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  9. Thank you so much for linking back to me! Yours turned out awesome!

    Kim
    http://www.maidendshade.com/2012/01/tricycle-diaper-cake-tutorial.html

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