Five of the Best Cake Stands

Apparently, what with the down turn of the economy and all that seems to represent, people are turning to making their own food, growing their own vegetables and baking their own cakes again. It’s like we’ve turned the clocks back to the 1940’s and gone into ration mode, saving our money and making the most of what we have in the store cupboards, rather than spending money on new items. One thing we are spending our hard earned pennies on, however, are cake stands, with sales up by an amazing 50% over the last 6 months, it seems that if we are taking the time to bake delicious cakes, we want something pretty to put them on. With this in mind, and with Christmas coming up, we thought we’d feature some of the nicest cake stands available today. Have a look at our favourites:

Five of the Best Cake Stands 1Marcel Wanders Cake Stand – £75

The Marcel Wanders collection is the perfect synthesis of uniqueness and beauty. Inspiring designs capture the imagination and create an atmosphere that ‘makes our most exciting dreams come true’. A cake stand for the most refined of treats, standing proud on an elegantly curved stand a glass plate creates beautiful presentation. A stunning glass cloche keeps your culinary delights fresh while allowing them to tantalise all who lay eyes upon them. Buy from www.marksandspencer.com

Five of the Best Cake Stands 2John Lewis Cake Tree Stand for 29 Cupcakes – £25

With five tiers to hold up to 29 individual cakes, this lovely decorative stand is the perfect way to show off your lovingly baked treats. Made from hard wearing steel, you can show off your gorgeous cupcakes to full advantage with this lovely cake stand. Every angle of the cake will be displayed to ohs and ahs of your guests! Get baking and purchase from www.johnlewis.com

Five of the Best Cake Stands 3Wedgwood Harlequin Cuckoo Tea Story 2 Tier Cake Stand – £44

With delightful Cuckoo infused designs, vintage embellishments and beautiful packaging, the Cuckoo collection adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to many occasions and offers a fabulously indulgent gift idea. The design and color palette celebrate the pleasures of an English teatime from a long lost era. This Cake Stand can be used time and time again for many occasions, from bridal or baby shower to a birthday celebration or casual breakfast gathering. Visit www.johnlewis.com to buy.

Five of the Best Cake Stands 4Scalloped Edge Cake Stand – £55

If you want something plain and simple then this large porcelain white cake stand should fit the bill. Will fit a supersize family cake that is ideal for having friends and family over for a party. The scalloped design has small holes running around the edges that make it ideal for de-coating with ribbon for a wedding or party cake. Not suitable for dishwasher use. Ethically sourced. Size of scalloped single tier: Diameter 37cm Height 16.5cm. Buy from www.notonthehighstreet.com

Five of the Best Cake Stands 5Cup Cakes 2 Tier Cake Stand – £14.95

Cup cakes are all the rage at the moment and how better to celebrate that than with a cup cake cake stand? An ideal gift for your mother in law, or a new mum, with its two tiers on a beautiful porcelain plate, decorated with gorgeous painted little cup cakes, this will be the talk of all your girlie tea parties! Indulge your inner chef and buy one for yourself! To purchase go to www.amazon.co.uk