While this blog is primarily devoted to soap-making, I do enjoy all things DIY/baking/crafting and party planning. Back in August, I threw a baby shower for my best friend. They wanted a gender-neutral, ocean themed shower to match their nursery motif. I made a diaper cake using sand dollars and pencil starfish, with faux-flowers (hydrangeas) held in the center. Diaper cakes are super easy to make and there are some very helpful tutorials on YouTube! Basically, I used 2 bottles in the center, and some postal-sized elastic bands to hold the rows of rolled up diapers in place around the base. I filled the bottles with the hydrangeas at the center, and hot-glued some jute/burlap around the center of each tier. Then I affixed the starfish and shells to the outside. Voila! Diaper cake!
For favors, I also baked these shortbread starfish cookies and decorated with royal icing. I wrapped each cookie individually in cellophane and tied with raffia ribbon. The cookies went fast!