What is a Nappy Cake?

Baby nappy cakes are a fabulous idea to give as a gift to new parents to welcome their little one, they are also lovely as a centrepiece for baby showers, as a hospital gift or as a maternity leaving present for a work colleague.

Nappy Cakes are made using nappies and other practical baby essentials like bibs, blankets, hats & booties each cake is constructed to resemble a real cake & can be designed as a single, 2 tier, 3 tiers.

More elaborate 4 and 5 tiers are available on request, why not give us a call for a quote as we only make these as special orders.

Here at ‘Sweetiepies’ our nappy cakes and baby gifts are designed to be both practical and good value for money, our baby products are carefully selected to make sure each nappy cake, baby basket or baby hamper is overflowing with baby essentials that every new mummy or daddy will be delighted with.

Will my Nappy Cake be gift wrapped?

Yes, all our baby gifts are wrapped in cellophane decorated with ribbon and bows and finished off with a sweet little handmade ingredients tag with our little cupcake trademark.

Each nappy cake is then carefully packed securely in a white branded ‘Sweetiepie’ box and sent by courier to you or to the recipient within 3-4 working days sometimes less, tracking number details will be sent to you in order for you to check on the progress of your delivery.

As our products are handcrafted to order, so we can take up to 2 working days (excluding Saturday and Sunday) to dispatch your order.

If you require next day delivery then give us a call on 01909 489294 as in some cases this is possible if you ring before 10am.  Next day delivery is £10.95

REMOTE POSTAL AREAS:  If you require shipping to a remote postal area, ie Scottish Highlands, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man, Republic of Ireland, please contact us before placing your order as there will be extra shipping costs involved.


Baby Showers are becoming increasingly popular over here in the UK, they have been a long-standing tradition in the USA for many years as have the diaper/nappy cakes.

What is a Baby Shower?

A baby shower is a party that is organized for expectant mums a month or two before baby makes his or her appearance, the expectant mum to be is showered with baby gifts or a nappy cake so that she is fully prepared for when baby is born.  Family and friends love a party and it is an ideal opportunity to share stories and advice with the soon to be mummy.  Sweetiepie Nappy Cakes start from just £15

Who should organise a Baby Shower?

Anyone can host a baby shower, it is usually thrown as a surprise for the mum to be by Nanny/Grandma, Sister, Aunt, close friends or work colleagues but the new mum to be can be involved if she doesn’t like surprises she can then be involved in creating a guest list, contributing ideas and supplying a gift/wish list.


A baby shower can be held anywhere but is usually best held in the comfort of someone’s home (other than the mum to be) it can be the home of a friend or relative and other possible locations include, restaurants, local public house, playgroup, workplace or some other venue.

Who pays for the Baby Shower?

Traditionally it is the organiser who pays for the baby shower but costs can be shared by asking each guest to contribute toward the expenses or alternatively each guest can bring along some food or drink.  A baby shower doesn’t have to be an elaborate affair, a drink of tea, coffee or juice and a selection of cakes may be all that is required of course a full blown buffet or a meal out can also be a nice idea, it is really up to you as the organiser.

What do I bring to a Baby Shower?

Each guest may want to bring along their own individual gift, a little rhyme or clue can be attached to the gift so that the mum to be can guess what is inside of course this idea is optional and it can be time consuming if there are a lot of guests with a lot of gifts.  An ideal gift for any Baby Shower has to be the traditional baby nappy cake they make stunning table centre pieces and are a gift that the guests could think about purchasing together. Our best sellers here at Sweetiepie Nappy Cakes are our 3 Tier nappy cakes available in Pink, Blue and Neutral they are packed with over 27 items and over 40 nappies making them a practical and impressive gift. If you let us know that your purchase is going to be for a baby shower we can decorate your wrapped nappy cake with ‘Baby Shower’ printed curling ribbon at no extra cost.

Make a list

The list below will give you some ideas of the things you may need:


Nappy cake and baby gifts

Food and drink


Baby shower favors

Cups, plates, napkins and cutlery

Baby shower decorations (Balloons etc)

Baby shower banner

Prizes for games


Party bags

Why not make your own invitations, decorations and banners to keep the costs down, delegate little tasks to each guest, get the little ones involved children love making things, with good organisation your baby shower party can be a hit with the new mum to be and her guests without breaking the bank.