26 Unique Wedding Cake Stands
When it comes to dessert tables, there are so many ways to surprise your guests with your treat selection. From cupcake towers and plates of decadent macarons to the focal point (the wedding cake!), there are endless dessert types to offer. While delicious goodies are always the highlight, a beautiful dessert display is always appreciated—especially when showing off your main confection. If you're searching for unique pieces to spruce up your cake and the surrounding spread, we suggest you consider an eye-catching cake stand.
While we still appreciate a classic silver or gold footed plate, the following slides are full of iterations that put a creative spin on tradition. From modern options with geometric elements to rustic stands made out of deer antlers, there is something out there for every couple. For proof, just look to this purple Flour and Flourish cake that sat on top of a thick tree trunk. We also love the gold "branches" that added a delicate touch to the otherwise masculine stand.
Although the following confections are beautiful in their own right, there is something to be said for the unique vessels they're placed on. The best part? There is a cake stand for every wedding type. Whether it is a petite gold tray for a classic event or blush pink glass stand for a romantic garden party, there are plenty of out-of-the-box options to choose from. Click through to discover some of the most unique cake stands from real weddings. By the time you are finished, you'll be inspired to ask your baker to consider a nontraditional stand for your big-day treat.
As a nod to the couple's elegant event, The Cupcake Shoppe placed their three-tiered treat on a thin, regal gold stand.
Ma Petite Maison Cake Design baked this dainty one-tier. Note how its greenery accents were highlighted by the treat's emerald green stand.
Give a simple white cake the royal treatment. Lele Patisserie presented this confection on a gold tray that resembled a crown.
Melissa's Fine Pastries accompanied this dramatic black, gold, and teal cake with an equally dramatic black stand.
A black-and-gold stand was camouflaged underneath this cube-shaped Bloom Cake Co. three-tier.
Just a Dash achieved this modern display by adding a plate on top of an over-turned bronze basket.
This Toni Patisserie treat incorporated greenery that perfectly matched the fresh branches surrounding its clear stand.
Cloud Nine Bakery used a distressed support that fit right into this couple's "Old Florida" inspired event.
Not one, but two modern tiers were added to this unexpectedly contemporary treat by Sweet Art Bake Shop.
This vintage chest served as an appropriate base for Nana & Nana Cakes lace-embossed treat.
This small Ruze House cake was a compromise between the bride, who didn't want a cake, and her mother, who did. The large modern stand created the illusion of a bigger treat.
After struggling to find the perfect vessel for her Just Desserts confection, this bride borrowed this unique antler stand from her parents. The choice ended up being an on-theme addition to her outdoor wedding.
LCD Cakes sat this two-tier on top of thick copper pipes for one couple's industrial-inspired event.
To honor the groom's French heritage, Charleston Crêpe Company positioned three crepe cakes on three separate tiers of this nontraditional display.
This naked Cakes by Kim confection fit right into this wedding's rustic venue—especially since it was displayed on top of this wood-inspired base.
These three naked cakes by Tessa Pinner Cake sat on top of equally-bare glass stands for a sleek look.
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