Nappy cake

The new baby shower craze: Spectacular nappy cakes!

They’re the sweetest treat for mums to be, but with just one catch: they’re not edible!

By Asda Good Living, 19 August 2016
The new baby shower craze: Spectacular nappy cakes!

Baby showers might be an American invention but they’re a huge deal in the UK now too. They’re the perfect chance for mums-to-be to relax with loved ones before their lives changes forever. We love the numerous quirky and personal touches found at baby showers, and there’s none quirkier than the nappy cake. Don’t be fooled by the name: you can’t actually eat these so-called cakes. Instead, they’re a feast for the eyes, often incorporating baby clothes, muslins, cute toys and other essentials as well as stacks of rolled-up nappies. 

Naturally, Pampers know a thing or two about nappies, so we’re not surprised to see that their creation is one of the prettiest of the lot, but we’ve found plenty more gorgeous designs to inspire you too…

The best way to pamper your mum-to-be

If the pregnant pal in your life knows she’s having a girl, she’ll love Pampers’ pretty pink and yellow design, incorporating some seriously cute booties.

He’s a cool rider…

If you know some parents-to-be who love getting round on two wheels (which might be challenging when baby comes along!), this is the nappy cake for them.

Fun for footie fans

It’s a bit early for the baby in question to have picked a team, but if you’re planning a cake for a family who love football, this has got to be the one.

A caterpillar cake with a difference

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a truly classic bedtime story, largely thanks to its fantastic, colourful illustrations. We love this vibrant take on the nappy cake.

Bitesize goodies are so cute

What’s better than one big nappy cake? Loads of little tiny ones! These mini baby pampering kits are cute and practical.

You might need professional help for this one…

This Star Wars themed nappy cake is truly spectacular. You wouldn’t even know there were nappies in there!

Trains aren’t just for boys…

There’s no need for gender stereotyping when it comes to baby showers. How cute are these colourful engines?

Calling all future rock stars

Here’s another clever design that you wouldn’t know contained dozens of nappies. The one time bum notes are encouraged!

Nautical but nice

This nautical design is neat and stylish – but there’s room for heaps of nappies and blankets.

If you’re planning a baby shower for a mum to be or expecting a little one yourself (congratulations!), Asda have got your newborn essentials covered. Planning to make a nappy cake? You'll need a good supply so we recommend you buy a giga pack next time you shop.