Hampers and Nappy Cakes
How creative can you get with baby goods? There’s a smorgasbord of gorgeous ideas when it comes to gift giving, whether it be for expectant mother or baby or both. There is one interesting type of gift, the idea of which has been around for quite some time, called Nappy Cakes. The name makes me want to giggle a bit but I guess the original Nappy Cakes were mainly made using cloth nappies and designed to look like a cake.
There are many small businesses with their own ideas floating around but I came across some designs that are quite original (or at least I haven’t see anything similar), and they don’t all look like cakes. They’re so different that they probably shouldn’t be called Nappy Cakes, but Nappy ‘Something Else’… I can’t think of what … do you have any ideas?
Lucy from Petit Moulin has an amazing design collection all made of nappies and baby goods. She is very clever in how she sculpts the baby goods into castles, trucks, drum kits, cars, butterflies, owls, motorbikes, prams … the designs list goes on … and of course, if you prefer the ‘traditional’ cake shape, they are included in her portfolio too.
Lucy also creates a variety of other hampers and chocolate bouquets. If you have an idea she will gladly come up with a gorgeous design just for you. She’s happy to work on custom orders to suit your needs and budget.
I met Lucy at The Handmade Show in April this year and was able to have a nice little chat about her ‘hobby turning business’ hopes. She began with putting together a gift pack for a friend, and then another …. Does this sound familiar? So Petit Moulin is at the starting out phase, setting up, getting the ‘word’ out and trying out some handmade markets to begin with.
Lucy from Petit Moulin at The Handmade Show
I think Lucy’s designs will do well, but don’t just stop reading here, go on and have a browse at her collection of designs so far. Meet her at her Facebook page Petit Moulin and go ahead and ask her questions and check out which Melbourne markets she’ll be attending. She also hand makes other little bits and pieces for the little and big princesses.
Nappy Cake Gift Hamper
All the best to Lucy with her business venture.