In addition to the occasional craft show, I have a teeny side business making custom diaper cakes. I’ve done my share of puppies, frogs, and Winnie the Poohs, but a few weeks ago I was presented with my most interesting challenge to date — a Harry Potter themed cake for a baby girl. Of course there is no Harry Potter merch for wee ones, so I ended up making quite a few of the items on the cake.
Front and center, we have a baby-sized student hat (felt with embroidery), and a golden snitch rattle toy, also felt. I used a pattern to make a ball, then just freehanded the wings. Up top is the most Hedwig-looking plush I could find.
What you can’t see in the picture is the set of four decorated onesies. I originally had more ambitious plans for them, but I am still pleased with how they came out. They were each hand dyed (oh, the magic of Rit dye!) and then appliqued with house initials — H for Hufflepuff, S for Slytherin, etc. In a Gryffindor mood? There’s a onesie for that!
Add to that a few pairs of baby socks with dragons, two flannel blankets, and around 50 diapers, and you have a wizardly baby shower gift! Fingers crossed that the recipient enjoys the cake as much as I enjoyed creating it.