16 Beautiful Cake Stands for All Your Reception Desserts

Add extra oomph to your dessert table by displaying treats on decorative cake plates and serveware

Updated 08/25/17

Elizabeth Cooney

We’ve all seen our share of run-of-the-mill, boring cake stands—but what’s a cool-girl bride to do if she wants something more modern and unique? Although there didn’t used to be, there are now tons of interesting elevated platters and cake plates in the market for every bridal style. From gilded and glam to organic and boho to modern and minimalist, we’ve rounded up some of our absolute favorites for your perusing pleasure. Want something marble and angular, or maybe something with a bit of a pattern, or maybe a bright, poppy color? We’ve found ‘em all!

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Malva Rose Rubro Stacking Cake Pedestal

Courtesy of John Derian

A decoupage dream for a funky, springtime wedding. Malva Rose Rubro Stacking Cake Pedestal, $1,045.00, John Derian

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Marble Hudson Cake Stand

Courtesy of AllModern

Marble and octagonal, we can see a monochromatic, modern cake on this bad boy. Marble Hudson Cake Stand, $33.99,by Mint Pantry, available at AllModern.

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My Cake Stand

Courtesy of Neo-Utility

For the artsy bride, we love this angular, bold stand. My Cake Stand, in Large Blue, $70, by Jansen+Co, available at Neo-Utility

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Footed Plate

Courtesy of Porcel

Classic and gilded for a little touch of glam, this cake pedestal is perf for a black tie soiree. Footed plate, price upon request, Porcel

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Arbour Cake Stand Lacquered

Courtesy of Neo-Utility

Pretty in pink, we think this stand would be a great addition to a bridal shower for smaller treats, or maybe even a bridesmaid luncheon. Arbour Cake Stand Lacquered, $150, Y'A PAS LE FEU AU LAC, Available at Neo-Utility

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Eve Two-Tier Tray

Courtesy of Jonathan Adler

For smaller bites, we love this eccentric tiered tray. Eve Two-Tier Tray, $298, Jonathan Adler

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10" Cake Stand

Courtesy of AHeirloom

For a refined woodland wedding, this walnut cake stand fits the bill. 10" Cake Stand, $70, AHeirloom

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Large Grey Dome on Pedestal

Courtesy of Tina Frey Designs

Whimsical and dramatic, this pedestal with a playful dome work perfectly for keeping cheese or a one tiered cake safe from bugs. Large Grey Dome on Pedestal, $352, by Tina Frey Designs, Available at Jung Lee NY

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Dauville Cake Stand in Gold

Courtesy of Canvas Home

Can you ever go wrong with gold and white? No. The answer is no. Dauville Cake Stand in Gold, $98, Canvas Home

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Pedestal

Courtesy of Travis Sandoval

Mod and poppy, this glass cake stand is perfect for the art gallery bride. Pedestal, Price Upon Request, Travis Sandoval

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Medium Pedestal with Gold Edge

Courtesy of AnnieGlass

Organic and sculptural, this simple stacked cake stand comes in multiple sizes and finishes so you can mix and match for a pretty dessert display. Medium Pedestal with Gold Edge, $311, AnnieGlass, Available at Jung Lee NY

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Lift Tray

Courtesy of Horne

We love copper! And these modern beauties are nothing short of cool-girl. Lift Tray, starting at $260, Fferrone Designs, Available at Horne

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Totem Cake Stand in Taupe

Courtesy of Lunares Home

A neutral taupe stand, perfect for a more colorful cake. Totem Cake Stand in Taupe, $185, Lunares Home

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Unadilla Plate on Cake Stand

Courtesy of AllModern

For the minimalist bride, gold hairpin legs and a simple marble base are perfection for dessert display. Unadilla Plate on Cake Stand, $63.99, by Mint Pantry, Available at AllModern

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Mcneilly 2-Piece Elevated Slate Serving Set

Courtesy of AllModern

For the bride that wants to be truly unique, this wire and slate serving set is the perfect base for a funky and modern cake. Mcneilly 2 Piece Elevated Slate Serving Set, $41.99, AllModern

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Mon Amie Cake Stand

Courtesy of AllModern

We love this classic blue and white porcelain stand for the classic and casual bride. Mon Amie Cake Stand, $95, By Mon Amie, Available at AllModern

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