The next time you're hosting a baby shower, you won't have to work very hard to create a baby shower centerpiece that also doubles as a highly appreciated gift for the mom-to-be. Make a diaper cake, a project that will take less time to put together than an edible cake, but will stay fresh until the new baby arrives. You can also have as much fun decorating this cake, as you would while decorating a baked one. While cute baby animal gifts elicit ooh's and aah's as standalone gifts, perching one on top of a diaper cake will let the mom-to-be know how you really understand her parenting needs, and will look just as cute sitting in the nursery.
Follow along with this simple picture tutorial, and you'll see that even those who can't bake in the kitchen can still create a diaper cake. Even if you've never turned on an oven in your life, you'll find a diaper cake is as easy as pie to create!