How to Choose the Perfect Cake Stand

Are you planning a party? We'll help you decide which cake stand you need for that special occasion.
How to Choose the Perfect Cake Stand

Last update: 11 October, 2019

Birthday party, anniversary, wedding, christening… Whatever the occasion, there’s one thing that no celebration is complete without – cake. Big or small, single- or multi-tiered, understated or colorful, the cake is an essential part of any party. Every cake deserves to be properly displayed on the perfect cake stand, to really show it off in all its glory.

If you’re thinking about throwing a party and you’re looking for a cake stand for the occasion, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, you’ll find all the inspiration you need. As you’ll soon discover, cake stands come in all different shapes, sizes, styles, and materials.

1. Wooden cake stand

Vintage wooden cake stand.

If you’re looking for a cake stand that’s beautiful, original and great quality, we have the answer. Wooden cake stands have all these qualities and more, making them the perfect addition to any party.

These stands are ideal for rustic-style countryside venues, adding that perfect vintage touch. Wood is great for adding a sense of warmth to rustic decor, and these cake stands are no exception.

If you’re not sure how to create a sense of harmony between your cake stand and the rest of the items on the table, why not take inspiration from the photo above? The neutral colors of the plates, napkins, and tablecloth have been specially chosen to complement the earth tones of the wood.

2. Classic stand

Classic cake stand.

If you’re looking for a beautiful cake stand that’s guaranteed to work well with your decor, a classic glass cake stand is a great option. While they might not be as eye-catching as other models, the glass cake stand is versatile and understated. This classic design never goes out of style, so you can use it year after year.

People often make the mistake of choosing stands that are more spectacular than the cakes themselves. However, the simplicity of the classic cake stand means the cake can take center stage. Don’t forget, the cake should be the centerpiece of your table, so make sure to place it somewhere visible so everyone knows it’s the star of the show.

3. Three-tiered cake stand

Tea party.

These cake stands are perfect for those really special occasions. They have a particularly large carrying capacity, so we recommend using them for large events with lots of guests.

Three-tiered cake stands have a number of different uses. In the photo above, you can see that it has been used for cupcakes rather than a single large cake. This is a really fun and original idea. By using the stand this way, you can alternate between different cakes to create a really beautiful and eye-catching display.

4. Tiered stand with detachable plates

Afternoon tea.

This last option is a really original design combining a wrought iron stand and elegant porcelain plates. This cake stand is really practical and easy to use and is sure to be a talking point among guests. All you need to do is place your chosen plates in the frames, and your food will be ready to serve.

When it comes to cleaning your cake stand, simply remove the plates and wash them as usual. Another advantage of this design is that, as long as they fit in the frame, you can mix, match and change your plates whenever you like. This means you can choose the plates that best suit the decor at your event.

While each of these cake stands has its differences, they all have one thing in common – they’ll make a great addition to your party. Choose the cake stand which best suits your decor, and the number of guests you’re expecting.

As you can see, cake stands can be used for anything, from sandwiches and cupcakes to tarts and pastries.