Once upon a time, a cake rack was an essential serving piece that each home had to own, and they were regularly handed down from generation to generation. Stands and multifunctional serving plates are a traditional method to present sweets and cakes, but I think they make sweet and savory spreads extra special. I vow for the convention to return! Which cake stands would you prefer to invest in and continue for generations ahead? — Marie from Food Nouveau


My Medium Cake Stand, Red – GBP 35

This ceramic cake rack is not a wallflower! The pop of red will make your dessert table much more appealing.


Peony Portrait Domed Cake Stand – $148

This rack is perfect for a grand show: Its complicated pattern will continue to keep all eyes on it as you approach the table. The only problem is that with such a beautiful stand, you will need to work twice as hard on decorating your cake, so it lives up to the expectations!

Pottery Barn

Bunny Cake Stand – $49.50

How can you not smile at the sight of this? I think that it’s absolutely perfect for presenting frilly cupcakes. It is a part of a household of bunny-themed serveware that includes a cookie jar, sugar bowl, creamer, candy bowl plus much more. Irresistible!

Merchant No. 4

Cake Stand – $50

I can certainly envision this one in a simple and warm decor, place over a linen tablecloth and surrounded by vases of cream flowers. Made with beautiful acacia wood, its natural end just needs a food-safe oil rub from time to time to stay in perfect form.


Charlotte Pedestal – $39.95

This timeless glass pedestal lets the cake take all of the glory. Its soft yet simple shape makes it a fantastic match for all decors.

West Elm

Bird Dessert Stand – $29

If you’re looking to improve the sophistication of the candies you’re serving, these tall dessert stands are for you personally. A glass bird shirts each ribbon, softening the otherwise minimalist form. Utilize a couple in a group for a really stunning display.


Cake Pedestal – $14.95

Discuss minimalist layout! This cake pedestal makes a dramatic statement with its pure simplicity and black matte color.


Simon Pearce Hartland Cake Set – $395

This is a truly classic rack and dome. It could have belonged on your grandma’s kitchen, yet its timeless elegance makes it perfect for all occasions.

Pottery Barn

Emma Cake Stand – $45

The lightly curved shape and delicate dotted edge make this timeless stand feminine and elegant. Even though it’s perfect for presenting a spectacular cake, I think that it would also look great holding a savory tart at a brunch spread.


Crown Cake Stand – $42.44

This two-tiered petite cake rack is just perfect for presenting sweet canap├ęs at teatime. The worn effect in the rims gives it a vintage feel, but I feel as the comparison between the white rack and the black handles gives it a touch of modernity.


Pressed Burlap Cake Stand – $268

An understated stunner, this elegant cake rack is cut, carved and textured, and every is signed by the artist, Lindsay Emery. It is an heirloom piece, for certain.

Yellow House Art

Ken Eardley Bird Cake Stand – GBP 90

This simple two-tiered cake rack was produced by Ken Eardley, a designer with a background in textile design, hence the beautiful graphic motif that makes it absolutely unique.


Cookie Tray – $151.88

This is a gorgeous three-tiered cake and cookie rack with a Scandinavian twist. It’s going arouse admiration from your guests before they see what’s presented on it.


Vintage Three-Tier Cake Stand – GBP 35

This vintage three-tiered stand looks like an expensive classic. In case you haven’t inherited your grandma’s miniature plates, then do this one, and you’ll find the chance to pretend you did.


Perry Cake Stand – $210.70

The refined red, gold and turquoise polka dot pattern was motivated by a wallpaper design by English architect George Frederick Bodley. It is made from the best china and 22-karat gold.


Eclectic Cake Stand – $181.90

The three plates within this rack each have a very different layout, making it eclectic and fun. The mix of stainless steel, ceramic and laser-cut acrylic makes it resolutely contemporary.

Lisa Stickley

Considerably Classical Cake Stand, Red Fig Daisy – GBP 25

A fun and contemporary spin on the classic two-tiered stand, this is made out of fine bone china and hand-decorated in England.


Footed Cake Platter With Dome – $59.95

I really like the right lines of this contemporary twist on the classic rack and cloche. The ribbon fits closely to the rack to preserve warmth, and the knob has a good grip, ensuring that you won’t ever fall it.

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