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Ever since we finalized the details with the cake, I’ve been on the lookout for the perfect pedestal stand. If you’ll remember my original inspiration photo from Jordan Ferney’s wedding, what initially struck me was her amazing collection of milk glass stands. While the vision for our own sweet creation has seen its share of changes, one thing has remained constant: the stand.

There’s just something about the graceful lines of a simple stand that can elevate a cake to the next level (pun intended). I wish that I could tell you that the search has been a piece of cake (sorry, I couldn’t resist!). Unfortunately, it hasn’t. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve found some GORGEOUS pedestals in the process. The only problem is that most of them have been too small! (The ones that are large enough for our 13″ cake are, unfortunately, much too expensive for our remaining budget.)

While none of the following were winners in The Yorkies’ search for the perfect pedestal, I think they’re at least worthy of an honorable mention! :)

First up are a lovely trio of stands from Rosanna. While the first style is my favorite in this collection, I think that the black ones would pair perfectly with a damask-themed reception.

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These next two styles are from Potluck Studios. Who says cake stands have to be “bridal white”? The frilly “Flirt” would brighten up a summer wedding!

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This sweet ribbon-laced set is from Two’s Company. I can’t tell you how much I love these!

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Williams-Sonoma offers their dainty Scalloped Cake Stand in three sizes.

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You know this list wouldn’t be complete without including Martha Stewart’s classic collection at Macy’s! :)

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If you’re in the market for a handmade porcelain pedestal, Lou Hanson Pottery is worth a look. The pieces are definitely an investment, but would make a lovely keepsake.

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Well, friends, I’ve saved the best for last. These are the pedestals that have stolen my heart. Feast your eyes on the loveliness that is Clara French. My favorite style is “Beaded Bijoux”, with “Petal” in a close second. (Can I tell you that I totally keep their webpage open in my browser just to listen to the Amelie soundtrack!) :)

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Did it take you a long time to find your perfect cake accessories?

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Mrs. Yorkie

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Wedding Date:
June 2009

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    Cole B 1367 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:06 am

    Ooooo those are all really beautiful

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    Katie, Guest @ 10:14 am

    I’m having the same problem as you are finding an affordable cake stand for our large-ish cake (13″ doesn’t seem that large does it? Until you go looking for cake stands!). I would love to know what you end up with! Maybe it will work for me too :o )

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    Miss Starlet 459 posts, Helper bee @ 10:16 am

    I absolutely love the black!!! This might be just what we need to make our very simple cake a little more sexy!

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    quiche 3150 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:21 am

    What is it about cake stands that makes me positively swoon?!?! I love them!

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    bruschetta 5565 posts, Bee Keeper @ 10:28 am

    Oooo, I love these all! Hmmm, but I’m wondering if such adorable stands are available in a square shape? ;-)

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    Mary, Guest @ 12:43 pm

    The T.J.Maxx/Marshalls stores near me always have beautiful cake stands that are inexpensive…also check our garage sales and estate sales I’ve scored a lot from those!

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    GaBGal 2526 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:41 pm

    I LOVE this post. We want to do a cake buffet, I guess it is time to start collecting cake stands, huh?

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    Mrs. DG 8491 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 3:29 pm

    I love those last ones! After looking forever for a great cupcake stand, I’ve finally decided to make my own. Michael’s here I come!

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    denise, Guest @ 7:16 pm

    Although I LOVE these stands, I decided since I can’t afford ‘em…I’d make ‘em!

    I placed a flat platter or large plate on top of a bowl or glass that has been turned upside down. I’ve seen others do this with wide, decorative candlesticks. To keep the cake from toppling over, use some glue to adhere the two dishes together.

    A store like IKEA has cheap dishes with a bit of color variety to choose from. I went with white and ended up only paying $7 per stand!

    Syntes plate (13″) $3.99
    Smarta serving bowl (5″) $2.99

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    xLailax 414 posts, Helper bee @ 8:33 pm

    Wow Miss Yorkie, you certainly did save the best for last! Those are gorgeous cake stands!

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    labrador 1823 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:27 pm

    STOP IT STOP STOP IT!!! I want them ALL! haha Thanks Yorkie for feeding my addiction! lol :P

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    Aviva, Guest @ 10:23 am

    I don’t know how into crafts you are but have you seen this? http://www.designspongeonline.com/2008/05/diy-project-kates-recycled-cakestands.html They’re really great DIY instructions plus a link to the creator’s etsy shop! :)

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    Shay 438 posts, Helper bee @ 11:36 am

    our wedding theme is the perfect pair so I had purchased enough Pears to last a lifetime. But we will be using some to decorate the cake I also had a mnoogram cake topper made that should be coming any day now :-D But I wanted to get a cake stand but I still dont know if I need one. I want to keep the cake table very simple and elegant I am afraid that adding to much to the cake table will make it look like a mess of stuff.

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    Elizabeth, Guest @ 12:20 pm

    I adore Clara French! Aye! So expensive though!!

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    Perk 216 posts, Helper bee @ 1:12 pm

    The cake stand with the green ribbon was at Marshall’s this past weekend- and they had it with baby blue ribbon also- and tons of them!

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    Elizabeth, Guest @ 4:19 pm

    Our studio actually took that last photo and a couple other of the stands you see on her site. We were commissioned by Stardust Pastry here in Austin and she had a few of Clara’s stands on loan. I can attest to their beauty! Complete works of art!

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