Don't underestimate the versatility of a cake stand. While they have been in the spotlight as the focal point of many sweet tables in recent years, cake stands can be used throughout event design. Below are just a few ideas to get your create juices flowing!
A Vanity Display
Many brides provide their venue's washrooms with a variety of toiletries to ensure their guests' spend the night on the dance floor, rather than worrying about bad breath and blisters.
Consider forgoing a basket and group these vanity items on a cake stand or two.
Elevate any centrepiece with a cake stand. They offer height to your arrangement and reduce clutter on tablescapes. They can be used to cluster candles and small vases or you can build your floral centrepiece right on the cake stand, no vase required.
Corral silverware and condiments with a cake stand on a buffet or to be placed on dinner tables.
You can also use a cake stand for garnishes at the cocktail bar.
Après reception guests can pluck their favour from a display of cake stands, perhaps mixed with vintage crates and baskets for larger affairs.
Tiered sweet stands create a lovely and efficient way to serve coffee or tea. Place one of these at each table with a full teapot and guests can serve themselves.
If you have any favourite new ways of incorporating cake stands or other pretty display items into your home or wedding please share!