Yes, that's my quote for this week. Hope none of my readers are language offended, but this quote is just too salty-sweet to resist sharing here.
And since we're on the subject of toddlers, I thought I'd post some pictures of the Diaper Cake I made for my daughter's shower, in case anyone would like to make one themselves. I browsed all over the internet and modified things to make what I thought was the easiest and cutest cake ever made from disposable diapers. It kind of has the look of a fondant frosting. Below are pics, with a simple description, but if you have specific questions, email me directly.
This is the finished cake. Ta-da!!
I used size 1 and newborn diapers. Get a round cake plate
or cut a piece of cardboard for the base. Roll two diapers
together jelly-roll style and secure with a small elastic.
Repeat and repeat until you have a nice little circle of
diapers that will fit your cake plate. Put an elastic around the
whole deal, and then wrap with tissue paper, securing with tape.
You want to put something around the outside of this, to give it a finished
look. I started with ribbon but it wasn't wide enough, so then I cut
scrapbook paper, taped sections together, and taped that around the layer.
Repeat this process for the middle layer, but make
it smaller than the bottom one. You know, like
that guy on Cake Boss.
I used big packing tape to tape the bottom layer to the plate, the middle layer
to the bottom layer, and when I made my top layer, to secure that one, too.
If you go back up to my top picture, you'll notice that I cut the tissue paper
open on that top layer so people could see there were diapers inside -- because
it looked so good my husband thought people would think it was really the cake,
and I would get no credit for all my work!
Next week - a diaper burp cloth tutorial! Gee, I feel myself growing younger
in my old age...