You may be asking what a nappy cake (or sometimes called baby cake) is. As you can see above, the name comes from their appearance wish resembles a stylish wedding cake. Of course rather than cake, nappy cakes are fashioned from baby nappies. Decorated with ribbons, clothing, baby accessories such as bottles, baby lotions, rattles, clothing, wraps, blankets and soft toys – then wrapped in cello and finished with ribbons. A well crafted nappy cake looks stunning and will be a sure hit at a baby shower.
Whether given as a gift at a baby shower or given to celebrate the birth of a newborn, most people want to give a gift that is practical as well as memorable. All Pixie Baby Gifts strive to fulfill this desire, but a nappy cake certainly fills this role as well as any gift can.
Most of the expense of a nappy cake comes from the time intensive production of the presentation. But there should still be a good match between the quality of the ancillary gifts worked into the arrangement and the number of nappies the cake contains. When shopping around, make sure you're getting value for money. The last thing you want is for the gift to look fabulous, only for the parents to be disappointed when they unwrap it and find cheap quality products hidden within.
This also applies to the brand of nappies used to create the cake layers. Some cheaper brands of nappies are thinner, and easier to roll into a cake shape. That might make them tempting to use. However skillful cake artists can create the same standard of presentation from the thicker more absorbent brands that the the parents will appreciate far more. At Pixie Gifts, we use quality Huggies nappies (not cheap Asian “Huggies” imports. These are different size and quality standards to the Huggies sold in Australia).
A great thing about nappy cakes is their versatility. For baby showers especially, the pending Mum may not know the gender of the child. Nappy cakes come in many colours, such as a neutral lemon or green that would suit either a boy or a girl. And of course if you do know the sex of the baby, then there are the traditional blues and pinks too.