Saturday, August 18, 2012

Daddy Doody Kits...and a Flash Sale!

The most popular item at Beachside Baby Cakes is the  "Daddy Doody Kit"- part gag, part gift. I give them to dads-to-be frequently, a) because it's funny (as is their reaction) and b) if the dad has to come to the baby shower he deserves a gift for being there! This kit is filled with new baby necessities as well as a few gag gifts for dad. Everything is useable- and I'm sure dad can find a way to reuse the pail as well! Head over to Beachside Baby Cakes and check it out.

To thank all of the new Beachside Baby Cakes followers, I'm offering a 15% discount on all orders placed by 10pm EST Monday Evening! Visit my Etsy Store and use the code FLASH15 at checkout. This also applies to custom orders- I can make a diaper cake to fit any theme and budget!

Just a reminder, be sure to check out my last post and enter the Pregnancy Forum Giveaway to win some great prizes for new and/or expectant moms.

Remember to follow Beachside Baby Cakes on Facebook and Twitter to stay in the loop. You never know when we might be inspired to do an impromptu giveaway or flash sale!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Baby Party Giveaway is Live!

This event is hosted by Pregnancy Forum and Joys Of Life

Joys Of Life has teamed up with many of her amazing blogger friends to bring you and awesome event where you can have a chance to win fabulous prizes!

P rizes are:
Britax B-Agile Baby Stroller
Bedding 10 Piece Crib Set
Clear Blue Digital Ovulation Tests



We have made a little change. There will be only ONE winner who will swag all the 3 prizes. Great?

 Why, yes!

Thank you to all my co-hosts without whom the event and the prizes would not have been possible.

This event is open world-wide. You must be 18+ to enter the giveaway. Once the event is over, a winner will be chosen at random. The winner will be contacted via email and will be asked to follow all the instructions required as well as to the mandatory requirement to comment on the winner announcement post to confirm they have been shipped the prize and they can comment back once their prizes have arrived. Failing to follow the instructions may cause the delay of prize. The winner is required to answer the email within 48 hours - no reply from the winner then another winner will be chosen at random. So, keep out an eye on your emails and check your spams too once the event is over.

Allow the rafflecopter below to load. Make sure you complete all the entries to maximize your chances to win! 

Good luck everyone !
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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Beachside Baby Cakes is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.

Monday, August 6, 2012

A Very Hungry Caterpillar Baby Shower

Handpainted Wall Hanging

I was very honored to host a baby shower for my Brother and Sister-in-law (and their little caterpillar still in his cocoon). I wanted to throw a 'Build-a-Library' shower, and decided to stick with one book for the theme. This is a favorite at my house- my 5 year old "reads" it to anyone who will listen!

I did most everything myself, from designing the invitation to baking the goodies as well as the diaper cake. Of course I made a diaper cake!!

I had the best time planning this cake, and searching for just the right "ingredients". The Fuzzy caterpillar and the rattle were my favorite additions- I found them in the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art's online store.

Love that fuzzy little caterpillar

Onesie "lollipops" and washcloth "candies"

This Diaper Cake (or something very similar) can be custom-ordered through my Etsy Shop.

I'll be posting more shower pics complete with Caterpillar-friendly recipes on my other blog, Baked by Beth. Check it out!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Pregnancy Forum Baby Party Giveaway

Pregnancy Forum will be hosting a giveaway starting August 12- September 10, and is currently seeking bloggers interested in sponsoring. Giveaway and Sponsorship info via Pregnancy Forum:

Grand Prize - Baby Stroller
Second Prize - Bedding 10 piece Crib Set 
Third Prize - Clear blue digital ovulation tests (There are many women who are trying to conceive so I added this as my 3rd prize)
Blogger Sign Up: July 11 to August 11 - Receive 2 FREE Links of choice Facebook/Twitter or Pinterest, with announcement post or $2.00 without announcement. Additional links $1.00 each, which will be used to ship the prize to the winner. Hosts slots also available - A link back to your blog/website on the Giveaway post + Unlimited free links on the Rafflecopter of your choice for $10. For only a link back of your blog on the giveaway post is $3.

Paypal email: - this email is only for payments, do not send any help or questions to this email.

Giveaway Start date: August 12 - September 10. I will send html out on August 11 Requirements: Publish an announcement post for the giveaway signup in order to get your Free link Once giveaway is live promote 2x times a day You must have a blog/website where you can publish the giveaway text and rafflecopter code to participate.

Blogger Sponsorship Signup Form.

Featured on Living Locurto

This roundup is from one of my favorite blogs, Living Locurto. A few weeks ago, I noticed the post about the #LivingCreative feature, and quickly uploaded a few of my photos via Instagram. I was surprised that Amy commented on a few- as she is a creative genius, and here I was uploading random pictures! So, imagine my surprise when I saw this post....and down in the bottom left hand corner...

Courtesy of Amy at Living Locurto
My diaper babies! How Exciting! You definitely have to check out this  blog...I drool over just about everything Amy posts. Thanks, Amy, for including my little diaper babies. You made my day!


Welcome to the Beachside Baby Cakes Blog! I decided to start this adventure after giving this diaper cake as a gift...and being asked by several people if I would make one for them to give as a gift.

5 Tier Diaper Cake

The best gifts I received as a new mom were the ones that were used in great quantity....Diapers, wipes, blankets, onsies etc. In my opinion, your stockpile of these items is never too big when you have a little person demanding your attention.

These are also the gifts I enjoy giving, but wrapping up a box of diapers is boring. I started experimenting with diaper cakes- and I found the best of both worlds. A useful gift that still elicits the "ooohs and aahhhs" we all expect to hear at a baby shower.

I've also found that smaller creations from these same "ingredients" are fun gifts for office baby showers or cute additions to your gift bag.

Diaper Babies

Last but not least, I love the Daddy Doody Kits. These are part gag gift/part necessity as well! Dads are often left out of the baby shower excitement, and I enjoy embarassing them a bit. I made the first one of these for a good friend (same one that the above diaper cake went to), and it was the hit of the office baby shower. Even my manly boss got a kick out of it!

Daddy Doody Kit...part gag/part gift!

I invite you to check out what I've made so far- and check out what's for sale in my Etsy shop. I do take custom orders, and can make a diaper cake to meet your specifications- big or small. Anything I already have listed on Etsy can be further customized with the add-on packages to include baby toys or bath products.

Check back soon to enter the Pregnancy Forum Baby Party Giveaway with prizes valued at $500. Entry is open August 12- September 10.
Enjoy, and please come again!