A cake in and of itself can be beautiful! But, there are some tiny little touches that you can add to the cake to give it that extra touch, elegance, or ambiance to your wedding. And one way is through cake stands! Cake stands create more of a statement piece for your cake. They also add height, making your cake more grand in show! You can also choose a slightly larger stand and place fresh flowers, candles, or other adornments around your cake too!
Perhaps my very favorite cake stand is the Pedestal Stand. This elegant stand gives your cake a little extra height, while resting on a single pedestal. It's a more dainty stand, but is strong in character. The come as simple or as ornate as you wish. One word of caution, I recommend placing no larger than 3 stacked tiers on a pedestal stand. While, I've stacked 4 tier cakes on them...it makes me nervous since the weight is not as centrally located.
The most popular stand is the more traditional Footed Cake Stand. This cake stand has 4 legs around the base of the stand. Typically they are not quite as tall as the Pedestal stand, but are larger and thicker. These are great for 4 and 5 tier cakes as they are sturdy and heavy. The stand is also more dominant, making the stand itself more of a show piece.
Popular with more rustic or shabby chic weddings is the Wooden Stand. These stands are large wooden blocks, often stained or decorated with lace or other adornments used in the wedding. Couples can event paint their last name, Mr. & Mrs, or some other cute wording on the cake. These customizable stands can be used in their home as decoration or for parties and other entertaining events. They make a lovely keep sake of their wedding day that can be enjoyed for years to come.
Kayla grew up in the wedding industry and has grown to love all things wedding. Please enjoy reading her thoughts and experiences as she continues to walk in family tradition.