cakes for grace

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What is there in life if there is not grace?  Simple elegance.  Charm.  The favor of God.  It is a thing of admiration and aspiration in life, love, and religion.  It’s beauty.  It’s inspiration.  It’s everything you hope to achieve in this world when the day comes to an end.

Yes.  Grace is beautiful, and she is my niece.

My sister and brother-in-law are expecting their first child.  A daughter.  Everyone is ecstatic… especially my son who can not wait to have another baby to love on!  We recently celebrated Grace’s baby shower a few weeks ago.  Instead of buying traditional gifts and wrapping them up, I decided to purchase a few things on their registry and decorate them into two diaper cakes.

This is not a diaper cake tutorial.  There are enough of those all over the internet, and I am not trying to reinvent the wheel.  When I first decided that I was going to make a diaper cake, I searched google high and low.  Two sites caught my attention and were my inspiration:  Alphamom and Sweetaprils.  Please check their blogs out because they are pretty awesome!

So, here we go.  The first cake I started with was the motorcycle.  It’s different, fun, and was going to look great on the gift table.  I followed Sweetaprils tutorial fairly closely.  Just a few minor changes.  I decided to wrap the diaper tires with one receiving blanket each.  I tucked the ends into itself to prevent it from coming apart.

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Next, I thought the motorcycle would look extra cute with pedals so I let the rolled receiving blanket extend out of the front tire.

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The only other change I really made was having the stuffed animal carry a bag of goodies!  I just had too many things I wanted to give Baby Grace and had to find a way to pack it all in.  🙂

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There you have it!  Diaper cake (motorcycle) #1.

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Let’s move on to diaper cake #2… the traditional cake.

For this cake, I modified Alphamom’s tutorial.  My cake actually looks nothing like the tutorial’s, but it was the spark for my own design.  Let’s move right in to the pictures.

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Well, there you have it.  My first two diaper cakes made with love for all that is good in this world — Grace.

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