The 17 Best Cake Stands for All Your Reception Desserts

There's one for every style

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Everyone has their eye on dessert—and especially the cake—at a wedding. After all the hard work of deciding on the design and flavors of the cake, it’s time to choose a stand. If you're offering smaller treats on the dessert table, a mix of pretty stands in different heights and shapes will tie it all together. After all, presentation is everything!

Cake stands can be found in almost any style—get one that matches the vibe of both your wedding decor and the dessert spread. A rustic, organic cake might sit well on a wooden or ceramic stand, while a contemporary cake can be paired with a modern marble or metal shape. Whatever you choose, there’s a cake stand for every style.

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Taylor Maed Design Wooden Wedding Cake Stand with Customized Name and Date

Etsy Wooden Wedding Cake Stand with Customized Name and Date

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Your wedding cake is one-of-a-kind and deserves a stand that is just as unique. This wooden platform is customized with the details of the day for a personalized presentation.

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Wedding Handmade Shop Rustic Cake Stand

Etsy Rustic Cake Stand

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If you’re looking for color, this cake stand does the trick! Made from wood by hand, the traditionally shaped stand is available in a wide array of colors and sizes. It’s sure to match the sweetest treat on the table.

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Anthropolgie Alma Cake Stand

Anthropolgie Alma Cake Stand

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Your cake will make a splash when it floats atop this milky white glass pedestal. With an undulating edge and translucent color, this ethereal pedestal adds whimsy to a cake display.

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Prop Options Gold Mirror Plinth Cake Stand

Etsy Gold Mirror Plinth- Large Metal Cake Stand

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It’s all about the presentation! This glam minimalist stand elevates your cake in both height and style without stealing the show.

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World Market Pink Gold Rimmed Glass Cake Stand

World Market Pink Gold Rimmed Glass Cake Stand

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Sit your cake on a candy pink cloud! With swirls of pink and the look of handblown glass, this cake stand is an ethereal landing spot for the sweetest treat of the day.

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William Sonoma Flour Shop Rainbow Cake Stand

William Sonoma Flour Shop Rainbow Cake Stand

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Not as simple as it seems, this cake stand has colorful detailing. Designed by Amirah Kassem of Soho-based bakery Flour Shop, this colorful rainbow carries a meaningful message—love wins!

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Food52 Glass Cake Stand

Food52 Glass Cake Stand

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Vintage vibes arise with these milk glass cake stands from Mosser Glass. Made by a family-owned business that uses classic glass molds, they are available in an array of colors and sizes. Standing alone or mixed and matched in a grouping, they're the perfect way to display both cakes and mini desserts.

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AHeirloom Cake Stand

Food52 Cake Stand by AHeirloom

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Artful with its curved, graceful wooden base and a sleek Corian top, this organic-meets-modern cake stand is all about craftsmanship. Custom made by husband and wife duo AHeirloom, this piece is sure to become an heirloom in itself.

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Magnolia Hearth and Hand Ceramic Cake Stand

Target Hearth and Hand Ceramic Cake Stand

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Contemporary and traditional meet in this stoneware cake stand. With a distressed white finish and elegant lines, this pedestal is a distinctive place to showcase a cake.

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Terrain Marble and Wood Carved Serving Stand

Terrain Marble and Wood Carved Serving Stand

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Elegant, yet unusual, this carved mango wood cake stand is a graceful pedestal option. It's sure to elevate any cake, whether it’s simple or ornate!

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West Elm Marble and Brass Cake Stand

West Elm Marble and Brass Cake Stand

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A mix of materials and clean lines make this cake stand feel both sophisticated and modern. The sleek brass base adds a touch of glamour for a pedestal this is super chic.

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Estelle Colored Glass Cake Stand

Estelle Colored Glass Cake Stand

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Delicate and ephemeral, these handblown glass stands will have your cake floating on a halo of loveliness. Available in a range of pretty hues, these stands are simply charming.

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Everly Quinn Logue V-Base Cake Stand

Wayfair Everly Quinn Logue V-Base Cake Stand

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Perfect for a smaller cake, this modern stand with glam details makes for a pretty presentation. With a low profile and clean lines, this pedestal lets your cake shine!

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Pinnery Oak Square Cake Stand

Amazon 12" Oak Square Cake Stand

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Crafted of oak, this classic cake stand is traditional in shape, but with a material that comes straight from Mother Nature. Polished to perfection, it’s an ideal choice for a classy country wedding.

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ANNA New York Torta Cake Stand

Perigold Anna New York Torta Cake Stand

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Your cake is a gem…and so is this stand! Sitting atop rose quartz, which is known for its loving vibes, your cake will be infused with love—that’s what it’s all about!

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Thirstystone Marble and Wood Cake Stand

Target Thirsty Stone Marble and Wood Cake Stand

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Mix it up! Wood and marble mingle with simplicity and geometry in a cake stand that is totally modern and completely unique.

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Premium Rustics Wood Slice Cake Stand

Etsy Rustic Wood Slice Cake Stand

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Simply rustic, this wood slice is a natural place to showcase your star dessert. Whether your cake is covered in flowers or is clean and white, this unique stand will give it an organic vibe.

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