Watch their mouths drop when you walk into the room with a tricycle diaper cake in your hands! Yep, diaper cakes really can come in all shapes and sizes, but this has got to be one of my personal favorites - it's such a cute and original idea! New parents will absolutely adore it, although they may have a hard time taking it apart, especially when it looks so cute sitting on the nightstand or dresser in the nursery.
How do you make a tricycle diaper cake? It's tough to find step by step instructions (I know - we need to get busy on a YouTube video for this one, don't we!), but it's actually not that much more difficult than making a standard tiered cake - you just have to be a little more creative and do a little reverse engineering!
Just as a trike has three wheels, you will need to make three tiers for this type of cake, with two small tiers for the back wheels, and a slightly larger tier for the front wheel. You will need to attach all tiers to each other in a triangular shape using a strong piece of ribbon or material. To make this step easier, you may want to consider building your tiers around an empty toilet paper roll - this will give you a hollow area through which you can thread the ribbon.
Once you have all the tiers attached, it's time to work on the handlebars. A tightly rolled flannel receiving blanket is perfect for this. Run the receiving blanket through the front wheel, using another ribbon to tie them together on top, and leaving enough room to tuck a bottle (which will become the headlight) between the wheel and the handlebars.
After tying the ribbon, finished the handlebars by shaping them toward the seat, and then cover the ends with baby booties or socks. Add the final details by using a bib to cover the front wheel to form a fender, and use the second bib as the trike seat.
Well, this concludes our tricycle diaper cake instructions, but you can add other accessories too. For example, place a stuffed animal on the seat - so cute! You can also decorate the trike with rattles, teething rings, and other baby gifts.
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