Make this jungle theme baby shower cake to be king of the jungle–the jungle baby shower that is. In all seriousness, though, it’s easy, fun and brings all the safari animals to the party!
And whether or not this is the first time you’re hosting a baby shower or the five-hundredth, check out these my favorite tips for how to host a baby shower that will make all the monkeys at your baby shower howl!
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But back to this easy DIY baby shower centerpiece. You can make these in about 15-20 mintues, did you realize that?! Can you believe how quickly you can change the landscape of your baby shower and bring the theme in so well–and bring some diapers to the new mom to help her with all the wee-wee?!
Yeah, definitely consider making one for this baby shower–I’m all in, can you tell?!
Let’s get to making.
Jungle Baby Shower Cake Inspiration
Slow the train down, though…because I get it…maybe you’re not crafty. I am with you. Sometimes I don’t like to make stuff. It’s ok.
Too much stuff to do or no energy to create–I. Get. It.
And so, to help you out–if you’re in that place right now, here’s a few awesome jungle themed diaper cakes that you can just have delivered to the party.
- Stuffie-Topped Safari Diaper Cake
- Jungle Mini- Diaper Cakes
- Jeep-Shaped Jungle Diaper Cake
- Soft Elephant Diaper Cake
- Ruffled Lion Diaper Cake
- Gender Neutral Simple Diaper Cake
Necessary Materials to Make a Baby Shower Cake with a Jungle Theme:
Ok. So, if you’re like “nah, I’ll make one” I’m also with you–making a diaper cake doesn’t have to be hard. Just 20-ish minutes from start to finish, right?! So, to make a standard diaper cake, you just need a handful of things:
- Diapers (obviously)
- 12-inch Cake Plate
- Rubber Bands
- Cake Pans
- You may also want a couple of receiving blankets, but they’re not necessary–you see plenty of diaper cakes without them.
To personalize my jungle diaper cake, I also grabbed a few little things to add that “final touch”.
- A baby giraffe stuffie
- Some baby lotion or shampoo
- A cute onesie
Fun Jungle Baby Shower Decorations:
So, I went overboard, of course, and made a whole coordinated set of decorations and more that goes with this adorable jungle diaper cake. And you can find each of the coordinated items below:
- Jungle Baby Shower Games
- Jungle Themed Shower Decoration Pieces (the mini-banner, big banner, cupcake toppers, bow centerpiece and table scatter)
- Printable Jungle Baby Shower Invitations
Tips and Tricks to Make a Jungle Diaper Cake:
Because I’ve made a few diaper cakes in my time, I have a few tips for making them right the first time.
- If you have leftover diapers, don’t panic! Just make a fourth tier for the diaper cake or toss them in a gift bag for the mom-to-be.
- Lumpy sides on your diaper cake? No worries. Add a few rubber bands to tighten it all up. Or, wrap some ribbon snugly around the center of your diaper cake in order to hide the lumps.
- Add a bit of loose tulle under your diaper cake to hide the cake plate.
Jut How Many Diapers Do You Need to Make a Diaper Cake?
Although it sounds like a lot of diapers, basically, to make a simple 3-tier diaper cake, you really don’t need to many. Here’s what I used:
- 1 Small Package Newborn Size Diapers – about 20
- 1 Large Package Size 1 Diapers – about 75
More Jungle Baby Shower Ideas
- Everything You Need to Know About Throwing a Surprise Shower
- All the Best Jungle Baby Shower Ideas
- How to Throw the Best Baby Sprinkle
Jungle Baby Shower Food Ideas:
- Rotel Dip With Ground Beef – For a wild time with appetizers, you always have to have a good cheese dip on the table.
- Hawaiian Blue Mocktail – Don’t monkey around with drinks, make this awesome mocktail that all the guests will whoop for!
- Meat and Cheese Plate Ideas – Charcuterie is the newest trend that’s been around forever and ever. And these ideas are the best you’ll find.
- 1 Small Package Newborn Size Diapers (about 20)
- 1 Medium Package Size 1 Diapers (about 75)
- Graduated Cake Pans (size 6, 8 and 9 1/2)
- 12-inch Cake Board/Plate
- 12-24 Large Rubber Bands
- 1 Receiving Blanket
- 1 Baby Blanket
- 1 Giraffe Stuffed Animal for a Diaper Cake Topper
- 1 Cardboard Tube (paper towel roll), optional
- 2 Baby Socks, optional
- 3 Baby Onesies, optional
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
- Tape, optional
- Remove the diapers from their packaging.
- Stack the newborn sized diapers 3-4 at a time, fanning them out horizontally and forming a spiral, fit inside the smallest cake pan.
- Fill the cake pan with the diapers completely, then wrap a rubber band around them, securing them in the shape of the pan.
- Remove the cake pan and set aside the roll of diapers.
- Repeat creating a roll of diapers using the size 1 diapers in both the second largest and largest cake pans.
- Place the largest diaper roll on top of the cake board/plate. Optional: tape this in place--however, be aware that this could damage the diapers.
- Wrap the baby blanket around the largest diaper roll, folding the blanket to only be as wide as the diapers are tall.
- Wrap a rubber band around the baby blanket, securing it in place around the diaper roll.
- Fan the tutu out on top of the largest diaper roll, spreading it out neatly.
- Place the second largest diaper roll on top of the tutu.
- Wrap the receiving blanket around the second largest diaper roll, folding the blanket to only be as wide as the diapers are tall.
- Place the smallest diaper roll on top of the second largest.
- Wrap the receiving blanket around the smallest diaper roll, folding the blanket to only be as wide as the diapers are tall.
- Wrap a rubber band around the receiving blanket, securing it in place around the diaper roll.
- To hide the rubber bands, wrap a ribbon around the diaper rolls, hot gluing or taping them in place. To avoid damaging a diaper, hot glue only ribbon-to-ribbon.
- Add giraffe stuffed animal topper.
- Hot glue paper roses onto the ribbons, stacking them carefully so as not to get the hot glue on the blankets or diapers.
- Decorate as desired. I added a onesie hanging off the top tier, some baby gear and a couple of sock/onesie cupcakes. To make the sock/onesie cupcakes, just fold the onesies in half, then roll them up, with an inside-out sock in the middle. Then, when the onesie is rolled tightly, fold the sock up around the onesie to secure it in place.