Vintage Cake Stands

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If you like to take inspiration from the past, a vintage cake stand is a good place to start. Whether you’re a keen baker or more of a monthly cake maker, an antique cake stand will make all your finished products look even better. From dome lids to pretty glass cutwork, our design experts have hand-selected a few of the best vintage cake stands for you to find your perfect match. 

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Mosaic Vintage Cake Stand
Godinger Claro Footed Cake Stand
Godinger Claro Footed Cake Stand
Godinger Claro Footed Cake Stand

Mosaic Vintage Cake Stand

Godinger Silver Art Co

Available in blue, clear, or pink, this beautiful cake stand is made of glass and features a traditionally round shape. Conveniently, it is also dishwasher safe so you won’t have to worry about any of the embossed detail fading away.

Designer Advice:

Inspired by delicate vintage patterns, this cake stand has a mosaic-style design all the way around. Due to the three different colors available, you could go for blue or pink to make a statement and add a pop of color to your kitchen. Or, keep things more versatile with the clear option that will match anything. 

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Shabby Chic Antique Cake Stand
Barnesville Cake Stand
Barnesville Cake Stand
Barnesville Cake Stand
Barnesville Cake Stand
Barnesville Cake Stand

Shabby Chic Antique Cake Stand

One Allium Way®

Crafted from long-lasting metal, this cake stand has a distressed antique white finish. It features intricately carved lace detailing that hangs down from the surface and an embossed lace design on the bottom. Measuring nine inches tall, it weighs 1.5lbs. 

$44.99 $51.5

Designer Advice:

Although its main purpose is to be used as a cake stand, this product would also look good in a hallway as a keys bowl. Its shabby chic finish is perfect for farmhouse or coastal chic décor schemes, as is the antique white color. Or, you could use it as a unique fruit bowl in your kitchen.

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Printed Antique Cake Plate
Condit Cake Stand
Condit Cake Stand
Condit Cake Stand
Condit Cake Stand

Printed Antique Cake Plate

Rosdorf Park

Made from bone china, this three-tier cake stand is accentuated by a hand-painted gold rim around the edge. Each plate is differently sized for a true antique look. The pattern featured on each plate is vintage hummingbirds and foliage. 

Designer Advice:

A stunning option if you host a lot of afternoon events, this stand’s three tiers will give your event a pretty and traditional look. Plus, the printed pattern won’t look too jarring due to its black and white color scheme. You can also assemble each plate individually, meaning you don’t have to use all three at once.

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Gold Antique Pedestal Cake Stands

Gold Antique Pedestal Cake Stands

Rosdorf Park

This set of three stands is made from high-quality iron and crystal. They have a dripping lace and crystal design which gives them a glam and regal look perfect for more formal events. All three are different sizes.

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Delicate Pink Depression Glass Cake Plate
Fortessa Jupiter Vintage Glassware Collection, Cake Stand, Pink
Fortessa Jupiter Vintage Glassware Collection, Cake Stand, Pink
Fortessa Jupiter Vintage Glassware Collection, Cake Stand, Pink
Fortessa Jupiter Vintage Glassware Collection, Cake Stand, Pink

Delicate Pink Depression Glass Cake Plate

Fortessa

Dishwasher safe, this cake stand is inspired by 1930s designs. Crafted from glass, it has a round shape and a slightly sunken surface so you can easily transfer items. The stand itself is shorter, which will also make displaying easier. 

$39.95 $45

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Antique Glass Cake Stand with Dome
Vintage Ceramic Cake Stand
Vintage Ceramic Cake Stand
Vintage Ceramic Cake Stand
Vintage Ceramic Cake Stand

Antique Glass Cake Stand with Dome

Red Barrel Studio®

This two-in-one set includes a white ceramic plate and glass dome lid. The plate has two raised edges for carrying and an understated design that allows your food to take center stage. It is not dishwasher safe.

Designer Advice:

Due to the dome lid included with this cake stand, it is a great choice for outside events or hot weather climates. Your food will last for longer and will be protected from bugs. However, the fact that it lies flat on a table means it isn’t the best choice if you have pets who are likely to jump up.

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Buying Guide

Are you looking for the right pedestal cake plates and have no idea where to begin? Do you have questions regarding their color and size? If so, you're not alone. Many who love baking and presenting cakes to their families have these questions. They would love to do something special but have no idea what's the best choice regarding pedestal cake plates. With that in mind, we're going to go over some basics to help you decide.

The measurements of the pedestal cake plates you select are going to depend on how large or small the cake is you’re baking. You’ll find this is especially true if you’re baking a wedding cake. The size of the cake, as well as its weight, are two considerations you’re going to have to make when selecting your pedestal. Here are some options when looking at those two factors regarding a round cake:

  • A ten-inch pedestal cake plate can hold up to 40 lbs.
  • A twelve-inch pedestal cake plate will hold 75 lbs.
  • A fourteen-inch pedestal cake plate will up to 110 lbs.

If you’ve chosen to bake a cake that’s a simple size, then you can use a cake pedestal that’s the same height as it is and it will create a cohesive look. In addition, these sizes will also work best for cake plates that feature domes or covers.

The plate you set the cake on is acting as a decorative element just as much as the cake itself. Therefore, it deserves just as much attention regarding its attention to detail. Here are some options:

  • Clear Crystal: these pedestal cake plates allow you to showcase your masterpiece on glimmering pieces of crystal. Not only do they feature cut accents and ornate details but may also include a dome cover.
  • Colored Glass: these stands are sometimes opaque or translucent. Their details range from opulently scalloped to smooth curves.
  • Aluminum: for those who are looking for something contemporary, the modern lines of a square shaped aluminum cake stand is the optimal solution.
  • Wood: rustic and old-world style designs are the best match for these cake stands.

Under some circumstances, it’s also possible to find pedestals that rotate. These are optimal for when you’re frosting or decorating. You can turn the cake on the pedestal as you decorate to create a more uniform look.

Matching colors of pedestal cake plates is a lot like selecting paint colors for a room. You’re going to choose colors that coordinate with the colors of the frosting, fondant, and decorations on the cake. You may decide to choose contrasting colors, a monochromatic theme, muted tones, or one that’s based on a preselected color palette. If you’re unsure which color is best, consider selecting a transparent glass or white pedestal to place the cake upon instead. Then, you can dress it up with ribbons, linen, cake boards, or other elements as a means of introducing color.

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Vintage Antique Duncan Miller Glass Pedestal Cake Stand Plate Giant Hobnail

Vintage Antique Duncan Miller Glass Pedestal Cake Stand Plate Giant Hobnail

Beautiful vintage pedestal cake stand with clear glass beads trim - a beauty like this is indispendable in a Victorian era inspired kitchen decor - as long as you like cakes! Clear glass lid has a convenient globe handle.

Antique milk glass cake stand

Blue tinted molded pedestal glass cake plate perfect for a dainty round cake displayed on top of a protective paper lace doily. It will make a lovely centerpiece for that special tea party you have been planning for so long.

Glass cake stand pedestal cake stand

Glass cake stand pedestal cake stand

A cute DIY-made cake stand created from an upturned tulip-shaped glass of clear glass filled with artificial pearls, blinded at the bottom, and having a stem foot glued to a round cake plate of clear glass with a textured radial design.

Vintage cake plate

Purple depression glass cake plate with intricate detailing beneath the plate. This is the pedestal cake plate that you keep in the special decorative plate hutch and only bring out for the most important occasions. A lovely collector’s item.

Too pretty to put cake on cake stand

Too Pretty to Put Cake on Cake Stand

Pretty in purple and green cake pedestal cupcake by marshhome

Pretty in Purple and Green Cake Pedestal Cupcake by MarshHome, $20.00

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2 piece muirfield cake pedestal set from the style study

2 Piece Muirfield Cake Pedestal Set from the Style Study: Vintage Barn event at Joss and Main!

Pink depression cake plate

A dainty pink cake stand with a bunny topped glass cover could be the perfect housewarming or wedding gift for a youngster setting up housekeeping. Add to a white or blue kitchen touched with pink, or use for seasonal holidays.

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Decor Bon Bon Hue Tall Pedestal Cake Stand

Decor Bon Bon Hue Tall Pedestal Cake Stand

Godinger Godinger 10 in. Freedom Footed Cake Plate

Square pedestal cake plate stands, clear glass, with ornamental motifs and skirt like molding. A welcome addition in a rustic, vintage and Victorian style inspired kitchen. A boon for anyone who loves to bake cakes!

Depression glass cake plate

An antique vintage Victorian glass pedestal cake stand with a unique etched tea leaf design. It features clear glass beads rim and a stable stand to hold up your precious cake. The cake stand inspires Victorian era sophistication in your kitchen.

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Vintage Cake Stand / 13 Vintage Cake Plate by TheRocheStudio I love cake stands!

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"Harp" pattern cake plate in ice blue, by Jeannette Glass Company 1950's

Decorative cake plates

Gorgeous decorative arrangement with a holiday, festive look to it, making for a wonderful cake stand with two-tiered plates. The colorful design combined with a present figurine on top makes sure this piece will nicely fit a Christmas table.

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*VASELINE GLASS: Beautiful Antique, Thousand Eye Pattern Pedestal Cake Plate Stand

Cake smash cake stand

10" Pink Milk Glass Pedestal Cake Stand

Pink depression glass pedestal cake stand

Pink - Milk Glass Vintage Cake Plate..

Pink glass cake stand

The glass pedestal cake plate from the late thirties. It is formed in square, but has also the round pattern of convex ornaments - ideal for placing there a cake. The whole is transparent, but colored on the nice shade of willow-green.

Raspberry lemon coconut cake oh my goodness three of my

Raspberry Lemon Coconut Cake Oh, my goodness! Three of my favorite flavors packed into one gorgeous cake! Will be trying this.

Portia cake stand dome 30cm 12 from william yeoward crystal

Portia Cake Stand & Dome - 30cm/12" from William Yeoward Crystal

Bianca Pedestal Cake Stand

Bianca Pedestal Cake Stand

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