7 Stylish Cake Stands for Showing Off Your Holiday Baked Goods and Beyond

published Nov 17, 2021
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As far as I’m concerned, the only remedy to cooler temperatures is baked goods. Nothing warms you up quite like a fresh-out-of-the-oven brownie or cookie, and nothing is more comforting than a slice of apple pie or carrot cake. And since baking involves a fair amount of time and energy, I’m all for showing off the sweet fruits of your labor on a beautiful cake stand. 

Cake stands are so much more than, well, pedestals for cake. They’ve become design staples in kitchens to exhibit any type of treat, giving off a very cute bakery vibe in the process. They also come in varying heights, materials, and sizes to suit any decor style or baking need, making them as stylish as they are practical for keeping baked goods fresh and accessible. I’ve rounded up seven of my current favorites below so that you can have your cake and display it, too.

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Mud Pie Marble and Gold Pedestal Cake Stand

If Marie Antoinette were alive today, I’d imagine dozens of these marble and gold cake stands would adorn her kitchen counters. Not only do they look regal and luxurious, but they’re also sturdy enough to support the heaviest of pies and layered cakes. This will allow you to focus more on eating and less on whether your creations will topple over, which is always a win.

Buy: Mud Pie Marble and Gold Pedestal Cake Stand, $48.47 from Amazon

Certified International English Garden Cake Stand

Your crumpets will never look better than when atop this whimsical piece that has a nod to English garden tea culture. In fact, I’m sure Queen Elizabeth would even give the charming earthenware two pinkies up! This is a perfect gift for your favorite grandmillennial friend, too.

Buy: Certified International English Garden Cake Stand, $67.99 from Bed Bath & Beyond

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Wrought Studio Bui Ink Splatter Cake Stand

At less than $20, this simple stand is the most inexpensive option on the list, but don’t write it off. The ink splatter is a wonderful modern touch, and the contrasting white base is ideal when showcasing the the frostings, chocolate chips, and streusel toppings that make your baked goods so irresistible.

Buy: Wrought Studio Bui Ink Splatter Cake Stand, $16.99 from Wayfair

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Wilton Pillar Style 3-Tier Cake Stand

Three cheers for this three-tiered model that will bring extra character to any dining space or kitchen. Rather than crowding a variety of treats on one surface, Wilton’s cake stand ensures that each dessert can shine on its own. Because who wants to play favorites when it comes to sweets?

Buy: Wilton Pillar Style 3-Tier Cake Stand, $ $54.99 from Amazon

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Libby Acacia Wood Cake Stand with Glass Dome

Acacia wood-anything is a timeless design investment. Since the act of eating carbs is also timeless, it makes entirely too much sense to combine the best of both worlds by displaying your favorite cupcakes, brownies, or cookies on this cake stand. It even comes with a glass dome to keep things tasting extra fresh.

Buy: Libby Acacia Wood Cake Stand with Glass Dome, $46.99 from Wayfair

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Slate Preston Cake Stand 

This two-tiered stand will be your go-to for home entertaining — I promise! The surface is beautifully hand-cut and coated in a food-safe oil finish to preserve its quality for many years to come.

Buy: Slate Preston Cake Stand, $59.00 from West Elm

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Winco Revolving Cake Stand

I love a design that’s as sleek as it is functional. Winco’s revolving cake stand boasts an aluminum alloy surface that can easily spin for anyone piping icing or searching for the perfect slice. Its cast iron base also makes it sturdy and durable, but be sure to avoid cleaning it with abrasives like dish soap and harsh sponges, which can do damage to its finish.

Buy: Winco Revolving Cake Stand, $49.32 from Amazon