25 Great Cake Stands + 11 Delicious Cake Recipes

by Grace Bonney

I’ve been fortunate to have a lot of great cakes in my life lately. From the insanely delicious pear upside down cake I tried last week to a great slice of caramel chocolate at Baked, I’ve been gobbling them up like a pro. So rather than sit back and wait for another delicious piece to drop on my doorstep, I thought I’d share some of my favorite cake recipes you can make at home, along with 24 fantastic cake stands on which to display your final results. I love a simple cake stand, but there are some truly special designs out there in the market right now, so I hope one of these speaks to you. That “Piece of Cake” stand from Anthro might need to come home with me. I’m a sucker for packaging that hints at what’s inside… xo, grace

Image above, top to bottom: Piece of Cake Stand $78+, Footed Cake Platter with Dome $60, Fluted Cake Stand $28, Marble Cake Stand $69

My favorite cake recipes, clockwise from top left (plus a few extras!): Hable Construction’s Chocolate Chip Cake, Nicole Taylor’s Cherokee Rose Pound Cake, Cenk’s Devil’s Food Cake, Patricia’s Brazilian Carrot Cake, Christelle’s Raspberry and Rosewater Cheesecake, Pauline’s Cornmeal Cake with Candied Lemons, Katie Quinn Davies’ Guinness Cake, Rachel Manley’s Almond Yogurt Cake, Kait Turshen’s Dirty Chai Mini Bundt Cakes, Kayla’s German Chocolate Cake


Sources and many more cake stands after the jump!

Image above, clockwise from top left: Stratford Cake Stand $125, Bird Dessert Stand $29+, Peony Cake Stand $129, Pomegranate Dessert Tier $29+

Image above, left to right: Portraiture Cake Stands $100, Color-blocked cake stands $16-$48, Gold Trimmed cake/cupcake stand $16

Image above: Marble and Wood stand $78

Image above: Confetti Cake Plate $30

Image above: Enamel cake plate $39

Image above: Lapin cake stand and dome $176

Image above: Abbesses Handmade Cake Stand in Blue $60

Image above: Victorian Cake Dome $99 (not really a stand, but I couldn’t resist)

Image above: Jansen and co. cake stand $34, Acacia cake stand $48, Square cake stands $29.95, Enchanted evening stand $95, Costa Boda Stand $125, Tavira Stand $48, Beaded cake stand $66

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