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The Absolute Best Baby Shower Gift Idea...and Equally Awesome Business Opportunity!

Mar 23, 2008
I was invited to my sister's baby shower recently and in the process, discovered my next business venture...diaper cake making!

I had rushed to the store, the day of the event of course, and bought the customary bib and pacifier set for baby, along with a nursing bra for mom, plopped them in a gift bag with tissue paper poking out of the top and arrived fashionably late, fingers crossed that this was a catered affair.

I noticed a beautiful cake on the gift table almost immediately and wondered why it had been placed there, amongst all the presents. As hungry as I was and seeing no catering truck or staff, I figured this was a fortunate over-sight for me and inched my way closer to the cake to swipe a finger full of icing to stabilize my blood sugar.

Much to my dismay and weakening knees, I discovered the cake was made out of diapers. As dumb as I thought this was, I couldn't help but look at the darned thing in utter amazement. My dear friend Leslie informed me Ms. Matilda had made it by hand and was, at least in the opinion of most of the party goers, a pompous show off and was currently receiving the cold shoulder from everyone aside from the appreciative mother to be.

As is my nature, I cornered Matilda and raved over her "diaper cake" in order to get information on the cost and exact construction procedures used to make this unique gift that had so many women upset, and out-shown. I saw business opportunity here and I wasn't letting Matilda out of my sight until I had the information I needed to formulate a business plan to sell diaper cakes!

When Matilda told me these things frequently go for over $100 on the internet I new I had a winner. She told me she had spent about fifty dollars on the diaper cake she made but that it was just jam-packed with all kinds of little baby goodies...and that gold cloth certainly is not cheap, but neither was she, so no expense was spared in it's construction.

I waived her away and immediately called my daughter to see if she could find any diapers lying around the house. She told me no one in our house wore diapers anymore, not since grandpa Joe had moved back in with daddy down at the apartment complex.

Baby diapers I screamed! I need baby diapers!

Guest were looking at me uneasily, backing slowly away, so I quickly apologized and said I wasn't feeling well and that I needed to leave. I kissed my sister goodbye, snapped a picture of the diaper cake with my cell phone and rushed off to the Warehouse Super Store to pick up a pallet of baby diapers.

I tend to get a head of myself when I think I've got a great idea and there is money to be made. Unfortunately, Matilda obviously had much better diaper cake making and decorating skills than I because my first few attempts at this seemingly simple process was anything but.

So, off to the internet I went in search of diaper cake making instruction. To my amazement, there was actually information on this subject matter meaning there was obviously a market for someone who may want to do this as a business.

I picked up some tutorial videos and was quite amazed just how far you can take a diaper cake. I started off with some basic plans and worked my way up to a seven tier diaper cake master piece that I later sold for $250.00!!

Of course you are going to have to find an upscale client to purchase such a cake but they are certainly out there. Baby showers are a pretty big deal to a whole lot of people and they spend a fortune making sure everything is just right.

Throw in the fact that most moms to be cannot eat a lot of sugar and this diaper cake is an amazing option to your traditional, calorie laden baby shower cake!
About the Author
If you want to be the envy of every girl in the room at your next baby shower, or just want to make money selling these unique gifts, please go to my website to watch a basic diaper cake instructional video and to get more information on this fun and lucrative business opportunity. Go to http://www.MylaMadson.com/diapercake
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