Your cake stand will make or break your cake, literally! The right size cake stand enhances the elegance of your cake, highlighting the detailed artistry you so carefully chose and creating a smooth transition from the cake to the plate. But the wrong size cake stand can destroy your beautiful cake’s foundation, leaving a collapsing mess. Save the day (and your cake!) by following our tips for choosing the best size cake stand.
The size and shape of your cake stand ultimately depends on your cake. Usually, you will choose your cake first, then your cake stand. Cake stands come in all shapes, sizes and designs! But if your cake stand is an heirloom, or if you’ve already purchased one, take it with you to tastings. Your baker will need to see it before designing your cake.
When asking the question what size cake stand do I need, keep these tips in mind:
Before purchasing your cake stand, discuss your thoughts with your baker. As they design your cake, they can keep in mind what you need and want for your cake presentation.
*Pro Tip* - In most cases, your cake stand should be the same size as the cake board used to create the cake. Match your cake stand size to your cake board size to be safe.