Monday, July 19, 2010

Let them use Cake!

Becky & Chris waiting for Baby Karis!

Trust me, this isn't the kind of cake you want someone to eat! This is my first ever Diaper Cake. My dd thought I went a bit overboard with it. Hey, it's my niece's first ever baby. And my niece is an "over the top" kind of gal, so it fit! I made the top 2 layers with size 1 diapers. If I'd been smart, I would have just made the bottom layer out of size 1's also. But I wanted to put in all the diapers we'd bought (this was a gift from my folks & us), so I HAD to put in all the size 2's. So, baby stuff just kind of threw up all over this diaper cake. A fitting analogy, I think. ha, ha!

At the very top was a Winnie the Pooh blanket. When my Natalie was born, my mom bought a thermal blanket for her with Winnie the Pooh on it. Bethany thought it should be hers, so Mom let B. have that one & bought N. another one. When we had a new baby in the family last year, Bethany said, "She has to have a Pooh Blanket." I told everyone at the shower it was a tradition for Smith Babies to have a Pooh Blanket. There was a strange silence until I re-worded this & said, "A WINNIE the Pooh blanket." I guess they thought I meant a "poo" blanket & I don't want to think what that might be! LOL!

Thinking this might be something else I could sell as special orders. Hmmmm. It was SUCH fun making it. I made little hairclips for Baby Karis as well.

I pretty much just added that last line for my new friend Great Aunt Erma, who is really Chris' Aunt Jane! She decided I was Martha Stewart & she's Erma Bombeck! I did tell her my house would never pass the Martha test. Who am I kidding, my house doesn't meet anyone's standards! As the saying goes, "I'm creative. You can't expect me to be neat, too."

Thanks for stopping by.


Karen Lynn said...

Lori, the cake looks wonderful. I am glad she was appreciative of the work that went into making it!!

Anonymous said...

You do great work!

Traci M said...

Oh so pretty, wish I could have seen all the little goodies tucked in!! So glad your niece loved it!!