If you have your cake and eat it too, what are you left with? A whole lot of pretty is what, so long as you own a fab cake stand.
You bakers may already have cake stands, but we promise that thse picks are worthy of a spot (or two!) in your collection. You don’t even need to be a serious baker to treat yourself to one of these.
They make pretty displays out of anything from fruit to kiddo’s art supplies, can be used as a pedestal for centerpieces, help set the mood with pillar candles, and can show off a collection like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Even if we’re talking a collection of pipe cleaner sculptures.
So, go ahead. Take a stand. Ha. -Stacie
I’m over the moon for these modern-retro cake stands by Jansen+Co. They come in lots of colors and two sizes (small, $34; medium, $48). Watch out–you may want them all if you’re like me. (h/t Design Sponge)
If you prefer the minimalism of black and white, check out this sassy version of the classic hobnail cake stand ($50). So glamourous, right?
Cool Mom Picks fell in love with this handmade cake stand set from Vessels + Wares back when we featured them in our holiday gift guide as a splurge for your favorite baker. ($400 for the set) They come in gorgeous colors perfect for your Easter or seder table and can be passed down for generations.
If you’re more of a modernist, I adore this wooden cake stand ($34) of cut out maple. It’s not only a great price, it can be disassembled into three flat pieces for easy storage. Perfect for you city dwellers with limited kitchen space, but big cake-eating ambitions.
Stacie Billis is Managing Editor of Cool Mom Eats. She's known for her focus on nutrition and organics, her salad-loving sons, and her non-judgy approach to feeding kids that does not preclude Nutella.