Candy Corn Diaper Cake

by Tara Saltzburg

Hey There,

Fall is upon us and we thought it appropriate to share a diaper cake that reflects our festive spirit! This cake is super cute and perfect for a fall baby shower. Plus, every diaper is reusable for the parents-to-be!

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This tutorial includes an adorable FREE printable. Actually TWO. Yeahyaaa!

Everything below should be found easily at any arts and crafts store, or like everything else, Amazon. Bless you, Jeff Bezos.

Note: If you don’t know how to make the cake itself, stop by here first.

Okay, let’s do this.

Candy Corn Diaper Cake

Here’s what you need:

  • Small Elastic Bands
  • 3 Spools of Tulle. hehe. (Yellow, Orange, and White — 6" x 25 yds.)
  • Small Craft Pins
  • Brown Ribbon (approx. 1 yd. — we used 1.5" thick)
  • Candy Corn Ribbon (2 yd. to be safe — we used 5/8" thick)
(Note: we found this candy corn ribbon at Michael’s. Although it’s very cute, a traditional candy corn actually has orange in the middle. Who wasn’t paying attention!? Anyway, we recommend following the same color pattern as the ribbon you choose.)
Supplies for the candy corn diaper cake

Here’s what you do:

1. We’ll start with the bottom layer. Tuck end of tulle between two diapers near the bottom of the cake and begin wrapping the tulle around the cake and moving up. You want to keep the tulle somewhat tight as opposed to spread out (as it is on the spool). Tulle is very thin so we covered the same area 2–3 times, but you can do it to your liking. Work all the way up then tuck the end between two diapers. We used about half the spool here. You will need the other half for the orange “puffers” (official name).

2.  Repeat with the middle layer and top layer and you should have something that looks like this:

step 1: candy corn diaper cake step 2: candy corn diaper cake step 3: candy corn diaper cake
3. Moving right along…The puffers are super easy to make and we use them a lot because it’s a nice way to cover the exposed part of the diapers. First, spread three fingers and wrap tulle around 5–6 times.

4. Wrap an elastic band around the middle and form into a small bow. Cut as seen below:

bow for the Candy corn diaper cake bow for the Candy corn diaper cake bow for the Candy corn diaper cake
Roll around in your palm and you get a tiny puffer that looks like this: Tiny puffer for the Candy corn diaper cake
Hey little puffer! Yeah, you’re gonna need a lot of these. We needed about 14 orange, 11 yellow, and 10 white. We made all of these first then moved to the next step. Admittedly, by the end we were tired of making these tiny magical puffs. We recommend an OITNB break somewhere in there.


5. Attach puffers along the tops of each corresponding layer with a small pin. For the top layer, we attach puffers all the way around the center, then throw two puffers inside (you can attach if you want, but you don’t have to; they stick pretty well to the outside ring).
Step 4: Candy corn diaper cake Step 5: Candy corn diaper cake 6. Last step — attach brown ribbon and candy corn ribbon with pins. Attach one of our free "Sweet As Candy" printables with tape and you’re done — Sweet!
Finished Product: Candy corn diaper cake
If you prefer to use glue at any point, go for it. We try to use pins so that every diaper is reusable. Because we use pins, we wrap the attached "Baby Bums" printable around the paper towel roll so no baby bums get hurt. Feel free to use it along with the "Sweet As Candy" printable.


Printables: Sweet As Candy | Baby Bums

‘Til next time.

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Tara Saltzburg

About The Author

Tara Saltzburg founded Westyn Baby when her son was an infant battling severe eczema. She was always on the lookout for products that would minimize the irritation and ease his discomfort, but safe, non-irritating pajamas proved difficult to find. Tara started Westyn Baby in 2016 with a mission to create better, safer sleepwear for kids - sleepwear that's exceptionally soft, flame-retardant free, sensitivity-friendly, and durable. Read more about WB sleepwear.

Tara was born and raised at the NJ shore and attended Penn State University, where she played soccer and discovered her love of mountain life. She is a mom of one boy and hopes to eventually have enough kids to form some sort of athletic team. She and her family currently reside in Central Pennsylvania and spend the summers in Stone Harbor, NJ.