Motorcycle Diaper Cake {DIY}

Over the last year I have had a few occasions where I have been asked to make a Motorcycle Diaper Cake for a baby shower gift.  I had alot of fun making them and thought I’d put together a tutorial on how to make one yourself.

You will need the following

1 pack of diapers

1 cake pan

2 receiving blankets

1 pair of baby socks

2 rubber bands


1 stuffed toy

2 newborn hats

1 baby bottle

1 baby link toy

Begin by first taking half of the diapers out of the package (about 17-18 diapers).  One by one begin layering them around the cake pan leaving a little bit of a gap between where one diaper ends and the next begins.  As you get closer to having them all inside the pan they will start to layer onto one another.

Next take a rubber band and put it around the diapers to hold them in place.

Repeat these steps to make your second wheel!

Remove from cake pan.

Now take your ribbon and place around the newly formed tires.  You can use a pin to secure in place, or safety pin on.

Now you will take 1 of your receiving blankets and fold it in half.  Continue folding until you have something that looks like this.

Continue folding until you have this much left.

Holds the wheels to the motorcycle together

This will be the part that keeps your wheels together.  Take one end and bring it through one tire until it is halfway through.  You will now have an equal amount of the receiving blanket sticking out each side of the wheel.

Bring each side back and tuck into the next wheel.  After tucking each end into the back tire you may choose to pin in place or use safety pin to keep it from coming out.  If you use pins, just be sure to tell the person receiving the gift that there are a few pins inside.

Now we will be making the handlebars to the motorcycle.

Take your second receiving blanket and fold in half and keep folding the same as the other blanket.

Take one end of the handlebar and string through the front wheel on your motorcycle.  Bring the two sides up together.

Place one of your hats on top of the front wheel.  Next place the bottle on top under the handlebar.  Now take 1 of the link toys to hold the handlebars in place.  It will all look something like this.  (I placed a baby washcloth around my bottle just to give it a little something more and add more color)

These are the hats I put on top of both wheel to give the bike cute seats!

Now take your baby bootie socks and place one on each end of blanket.  You now have handlebars for your motorcycle!

Place your stuffed animal on the bike and you’re done!!!

There are many variations that can be done with these.  You could use baby bibs or washcloths instead of the baby hats.  Be creative and have fun!

Here are some additional Motorcycle’s I’ve made

Good luck and I hope you have fun making your diaper cake.  Feel free to check out my Etsy shop for more items I’ve made and have for sale!


6 thoughts on “Motorcycle Diaper Cake {DIY}”

    1. I ended up putting in a cute storage/ organizer box that I was also giving to the friend to put baby toys in. I would say the best way to transport is to have it in a box but I also have made some and put in a bag and just carried it like a cake if I didn’t have anything around the house. 🙂

  1. How many diapers does this take and what size? Also what the size of the finished product?

    1. Hi Brandy! I don’t know how many diapers it took, but I can tell you I only bought 1 package of newborn diapers. For the one in this demo it was 1 package of Pampers newborn diapers. You can buy any size of diaper and I tend to just shove them all in to get as many as I can to fit. The bigger the diaper you go the more you will have left over due to them being bigger. I didn’t measure the size, but it’s pretty big. Each of the wheels were made in an 8 inch cake pan so each wheel is at least 8 inches around. I bought a normal size teddy bear, monkey or whatever animal you want. They do not turn out to be small cakes and everyone I’ve made them for have LOVED them. Hope this helps!!

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