It is far from a secret that various discoveries take place every day in the modern world, including leisure options. Every year we learn about the most famous of them. And some know-how come into our lives forever, and some disappear without a trace, leaving only a small mark on history. And if at some point in time one of the people wants to make a list of these unusual inventions, then he, of course, will not disregard the unique creation of man - a cake made from pampers. About what it is, as well as about what it is eaten with and whether it will be eaten at all in this article.
Where did this art come from?
The art of creating a cake from scrap materials, which can later be disassembled and applied for their intended purpose, came to us from the United States. The initiator of this idea was an ordinary American - Charlotte Foukis. She worked in a small computer center as an ordinary programmer. It so happened that the woman often had a child. She had to regularly skip work, which, accordingly, did not like her leadership.Therefore, at a certain point, the authorities of Charlotte are tired of her regular absence in the workplace. As a result, the woman was fired .;
And as often happens, hopelessness and despair pushed the young and unemployed mother to the brilliant idea - to create a cake made from pampers. Yes Yes. It was this idea that came to her during a difficult financial situation. It all began with a pastry shop, whose windows overlooked the Charlotte courtyard. So, one day, Foukis saw a huge multi-tiered cake, which put a confectioner on the window. He became the prototype of her first handmade product.
For this, she began to buy diapers, satin ribbons and other types of jewelry in stores. The woman carried her first cake to her neighbor, who recently had a daughter. And, to the surprise of the craftswoman, the gift was liked not only by the owner of the house, but also by other guests. Therefore, soon Charlotte had the first clients. A couple of years later, Foukis opened her own design studio. Then she had followers who spread her skills to other countries and cities. So this unusual art has come to us.And later we will tell you how to make a cake from diapers with your own hands.
Why do you need a cake from diapers?
And after we briefly told about the origin of this wonderful hobby, which, if handled skillfully, can easily turn into a profitable business, you will probably have questions. So, most likely, you are interested in the question - why do you need a cake from diapers and can you eat it?
For those who first encountered this concept, we will explain. A cake made from diapers is an original and practical gift that can be presented to your friends or acquaintances during the birth of a child. Giving it can both adults and children. In particular, this gift is suitable during the discharge of the newly-made mother from the maternity hospital. Indeed, it is often customary to congratulate happy parents on such events, handing them various gifts. But, as they say, the gift must also be able to present beautifully. But, you see, although diapers are a very useful accessory for a baby, it will not be very solid to present a whole package of these attributes. In addition, unique and original compositions from items of personal hygiene of the baby will look very original.But we will not torment you for a long time and “spread out with the thought on the tree” and proceed to practical advice, following which you can make this absolutely inedible, but practical cake with your own hands ...
Making a cake out of diapers yourself
So, we make a three-tier congratulatory cake with non-standard filling and material. For the finished product, you will need to purchase diapers in advance, approximately 51 (plus minus 2-3 pieces with a margin), standard gum, which cashiers and financiers usually use for money (gum should be taken with the total number of diapers). You will need and several large rubber bands (3 pieces), stand for the product, disposable medical gloves and long sticks of natural wood.
Preparing the surface for work. It is desirable that this was a desk (it is more convenient to work on a flat surface). Excess will not clean the table from dust. To do this, you can use antibacterial wipes. Then you can spread a disposable diaper, purchased in the nearest pharmacy, put on a clean apron, a clean white robe (like doctors), hide the hair under a scarf and wear gloves.It is clear that all these requirements must be met, because the diapers will then be used for the purpose of a small infant, so the details of the cake must be clean and presentable.
We open the packaging of diapers (you can buy them one by one), we get them and put them on the prepared surface. Next, each diaper is laid with the outside on the table and twisted into a kind of tube, while securing these mini-rolls with the help of small elastic bands for money (you can also use wooden clothespins).
Create tiers for the future of the cake. To do this, we build rolls diapers like chamomile, placing one of them in the center, and the rest, placing around it. The tiers must be unequal in size and line up in the form of a pyramid (from larger to smaller). In this case, the lowest tier will consist of 27 rolls, the middle tier - of 17 rolls, and the upper (smallest) - of 7 twisted diapers.
We install one tier on the other, holding them together with three wooden sticks, which we mentioned earlier (these skewers betray the stability of the structure and will not allow it to fall).In conclusion, the cake should be put on a beautiful cardboard stand (you can buy it ready-made or make it yourself).
We decorate the cake with satin ribbons (ribbons should not be narrow because they have to hide the secrets of diaper tiers from the eyes). Color ribbons, you can choose any. The main thing is that they harmonize with the overall design of the product. Further decoration of the finished cake - on request. First, you can decorate the product with corrugated or gift paper. Secondly, as additional accessories there can be soft toys, pacifiers, baby slippers, clothes, etc. Thirdly, a bottle of champagne or wine can also be used as a filling. Then diaper roulettes are pre-covered with special paper that will separate them from the bottle. White paper can also be used on top of the paper. In this case, it is pre-folded in four and cut out inside the hole for the bottle.
As a result, you will get an original and stylish gift, which is not a shame to give a little birthday boy, and his mother will not spoil her figure.
Varieties of diapers compositions
If you show imagination, you can always create other compositions using the same diapers. For example, you can make a whole train. This will require fewer diapers, two types of ribbons and different toys that will play the role of train passengers. Even if such a gift is not disassembled, it will be embarrassing to place it in the pier glass, thereby making it an emphasis in interior design. Types of toys can always be changed.
You can "play" with the options for laying diapers. If, for example, you do not make a cake out of them, but a moped or motorcycle on which a soft toy will sit, then at the first stage you should not turn the products into tubes. They can simply be folded in half and laid out in staggered or braid type. In addition to the finished crafts, use ribbons, artificial flowers and bows. In addition, such a gift can always be tied, for example, a box with cotton buds, baby cream and other accessories.