For the love of cake stands…

Gorgeous Cake Stand Collection (with links to sources) - via

Oh Cake Stands how I love thee…

I can’t quite pinpoint the day I feel in love with beautiful cake stands… I imagine it’s pretty closely tied to me falling in love with pretty cakes and cupcakes!

I have a feeling many of you share the same love, so I thought I’d share some eye-candy today…

My gorgeous little collection of cake stands!  (My husband might take issue with the words “little collection”)

OK, so I may have a bit of a cake stand problem….

And what a beautiful problem it is!

Incredible Collection of Cake Stands!! - via

And to be fair, there are actually a few (or a dozen) that I didn’t pull out.  But come on… how can I say no to any of these… it would be like choosing a favorite child (OK, maybe I’m being slightly dramatic!)

I’m thinking there may be a few of you out there with my same “problem”… anyone??

To answer the questions I get (on other blog posts) as to where to buy a specific stand…

I always try to link to the sources of my supplies when I post something new.  If I do not include any information on the “props” in a photo, it’s usually because I’ve had the item for quite a while, and so it would be pointless to mention where I found it.

So, I’ll add a few specific links here, and also lots of general sources…

The set of three white square stands (shown stacked) was from the Martha Stewart Collection at Macy’s.  I don’t see them on-line anymore, but Macy’s does have some other pretty stands.

The silver cake stand with crystal accents, purchased from Home Goods, similar available from Amazon.

The tiny little cream/white individual cupcake stands I bought from a little store in Capitola, California, but they are available on-line from Shop Sweet Lulu.

The round blue stands (two shown stacked) and round light pink stands (shown stacked) are from Mosser Glass and are often available on Amazon, as well as from Shop Sweet Lulu.

Most of the rest of mine are from e-Bay, Home Goods, Marshalls & TJ Maxx

Other places to check if you’re looking to expand your collection are Target, Crate and Barrel, Hobby Lobby, and Sweet and Saucy Supply.

Oh, and to answer one more potential question, “where do you keep them all?”.  I recently had my handy hubby transform our hall coat closet into a cake stand closet… What?  You all have a “cake stand closet” don’t you? =)


  1. Love your collection Glory! My nickman is Glory so your name attracted me to your page. I am making my own cake stands, love the ones you have collected!

  2. I make cupcake tiers single ones but I have trouble finding lids with enough room in height

  3. My fascination for cake stands started many years ago when I went to a manor house sale in Hampshire UK, where everything was being sold from Edwardian furniture to Queen Anne chairs. Tucked away in one of the rooms was dusty a box full of china and you have guessed it three Victorian cake stands, from that point on I was smitten and my collection of stands has just grown ever since. There’s no escaping the desire for afternoon tea, some tasty cake and most importantly the need for it to be served on a fantastic cake stand. Being being a baker and cake designer we have an unwritten company rule that states at 3pm every afternoon tea and cake is served, where we have simple conversation and idle gossip…I think every company big or small should introduce afternoon tea its fun!

  4. I’m also wanting to see pics…

  5. I’m sure there are pictures that accompany this post… Are they hiding? 😉

  6. I’ve had to chuckle a couple of times while reading the comments – see, I too am a cake plate addict. I’ve been in “recovery” and then “relapsed” a few times. Not to make light of substance abuse addictions, but my cake plate addiction has all the same criteria: more and more, hiding it from others, spending too much money, not enough room to store them, etc. As someone said, it’s a fairly harmless addiction, all things considered. How reassuring to know we are not alone in this – we have sisters in CPA (cake plate addiction).

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