I found some great sea life baby stuff (seems to be a popular theme) so I had stuff all over this creation.
Some said I over did it so you couldn't see the cake but I couldn't stop!
I read all the instructions I could find on other blogs, Splitcoast and Two Peas and found that building the cake around a center bottle of Sparkling non alcoholic water was the best and sturdiest way to go. Found a Peach flavored Champagne Sparkling Water (non alcoholic) that I adhered to the Wilton cardboard cake base (10 inch) with dimensional glue dots (I used Zots.)
Then started rolling diapers. I found some blue and green polka dot diapers at Target that lended itself nicely to a bubbly/water theme. I used less than 50 to build the entire cake! So the extras and a second bag I bought (I had no idea how many to use) went straight to the new Mom. Rubber banding them two layers around the base. Second base was one more layer and around the thin neck of the bottle set them in closer to the center that it wasn't necessary to go three layer, two layer then one layer. This worked very well.
I put a hoodie towel over the top but everyone decided it covered too much of the cake so we took it off and let the whole thing just shine through.
My favorite find was the cute little sandals perfect for the beach. They were darling. All the items for the cake were purchased at Target except the bows and ribbons which were purchased at Michaels. So easy to find in most areas.
|Cutest darn sandals|
Finally there was the great banner we were able to order that will be a keepsake and bedroom decoration for many years to come that just flowed with the whole "fastest swimmer" theme!
Baby Isaiah and momma Jessica will have so much fun with all the wonderful gifts that she was showered with on Sunday, we can't wait til Aug. 3rd'ish when the big day arrives.