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19 Beautiful Wedding Cake Stands to Suit All Wedding Styles

Take your wedding cake up a level with our edit of the 19 best wedding cake stands! From chic glass creations to rustic wooden styles, you're sure to find a unique way to display your wedding day dessert here

Semi naked wedding cake on a personalised wooden hexagon wedding cake stand

It's highly likely your wedding cake is a work of art on its own, but you can really enhance how it looks by displaying it on the right wedding cake stand. As well as fitting into the theme of your wedding, there are a couple of things you'll need to keep in mind when choosing the perfect wedding cake stand.

"A cake stand doesn't have to just be a platform to plonk the cake on. When choosing a stand, I always take inspiration from the cake design, overall style of wedding and venue," explains Anne-Louise Whinnett from Sugar Blossom Cakes Co

"For example, a simple but classic buttercream cake in a smooth white finish with a cascade of stunning roses would look beautiful on a log slice in a rustic barn, or an ornate silver round in a grand stately home, or a traditional glass or china pedestal stand in a church hall or marquee."

When it comes to the practicalities, a tall, multiple layered bake is going to need support to avoid any toppling towers of cake and icing on the big day, so a wider base or a specific three tier wedding cake stand is essential.

If you're planning a lighter cake, such as a single sponge or a pretty pavlova, you can afford to opt for a daintier, pedestal-style wedding cake stand. Or perhaps you're decorating the dessert table with fun mini cupcakes? A traditional, afternoon tea-style tiered stand will work a treat. 

No matter what wedding cake you choose, you're going to need a wedding cake stand or two to display it on, so we've compiled an edit of the very best stands for wedding cakes available to buy now. From modern marble to rustic wood, there's a style to suit every kind of bake. 

19 of the Best Wedding Cake Stands to Shop Now

1. Clear Wedding Cake Stand - from £34, Etsy

Tiered wedding cake with a clear wedding cake stand decorated in florals

Best For: Floral Designs

Add some height to your wedding cake with a clever clear acrylic wedding cake stand filled with florals and foliage. It is brilliant as you can match it to the theme you're going for and we bet your guests won't have seen anything like it before! Take a look at these wedding cakes with flowers for inspiration. 

Pros & Cons: You can choose from a round or square stand depending on your taste. This stand adds height to your design without the need to spend extra on another tier of cake. 

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2. Log Slice Wedding Cake Stand - £18.49, Amazon

Log slice wedding cake stand

Best For: Quick delivery

Rustic weddings are all the rage and it’s easy to see why – they’re so pretty and perfect for nature loving couples. To really channel a woodland vibe, consider a cake stand made from tree slices. Naturally, it would suit a rustic wedding cake

Pros & Cons: If you've left ordering your wedding cake stand a little late, this pick will arrive with next day delivery. Reviews state that it is very light weight, but this means it'll be easy to transport. 

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3. Gold Wedding Cupcake Stand - £15, Hitched Shop

Gold wedding cupcake stand

Best For: Cupcakes

A tower of wedding cupcakes will look even more charming displayed on this triple tiered stand complete with a gorgeous gold finish. If you’re having afternoon tea, why not put one on each table?

Pros & Cons: This design is only available in white and gold but this is a luxe colour that will fit many themes and give an elegant touch to your dessert table. 

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4. Hexagon Wedding Cake Stand - from £85, Etsy

Copper hexagon wedding cake stand

Best For: Statement styles

This hexagon wedding cake stand is a showstopper! We love how this example has been kept plain to let the cake do the talking, but it would make even more of an impact if decorated in florals or foliage. If you love this style, see more wedding cake hoops here. 

Pros & Cons: Pick from a gold, silver, copper, black or white finish. This stand is best suited for larger cakes as you'll need a design that can stand out against the large hexagon frame. 

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5. Seletti Hybrid Leandra Bone China Wedding Cake Stand - £97, Selfridges

Colourful china wedding cake stand

Best For: Single tiered cakes

Italian designer Seletti creates glorious pieces with quirky and unique finishes. This cake stand is the best of both worlds, a geometric modern motif on one side and a floral vintage design on the other. 

Pros & Cons: This delicate wedding cake stand is made from bone china porcelain so be very careful when transporting it to your venue. It's a busy and bold design that would complement a simple, one tiered sponge. 

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6. Glass Wedding Cake Stand - £60, The White Company

Glass clear wedding cake stand

Best For: Minimalistic lovers

A classic wedding cake stand made from glass will always look stunning, and it can be used time and time again at home too. This one is hand crafted by skilled artisans in Poland and you can even buy the matching glass cloche too - ideal if you're having an outside reception. 

Pros & Cons: If you opt for the glass cloche, you can keep your wedding cake fresher for longer - this is an ideal time saver if you are making your cake at home. The clear glass is a simple, yet timeless design. 

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7. Wooden Globe Wedding Cake Stand - £172, Cairn Wood Design

Wooden globe wedding cake stand

Best For: Traditional and modern mix

Elegant and unusual, this white oak wood pedestal wedding cake stand mixes traditional materials with a contemporary design. It'll look fantastic with any cake, whether it's simple or ornate. It proves that wooden wedding cake stands don't always have to look rustic, they can be sleek too. 

Pros & Cons: This wedding cake stand is one of the more expensive picks but it is made to order so it'll be completely custom to you. 

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8. Hot Pottery Splatter Cake Stand - £15, Anthropologie

Orange splatter wedding cake stand

Best For: Quirky couples

More couples are picking a wedding cake that reflects their personality so don’t leave your cake stand out with this cool and quirky option from Anthropologie. It will definitely add some fun colour to your bake and elevate a simple wedding cake to the next level. 

Pros & Cons: This design is available in green or orange - we love the orange for the warmer seasons and green in the colder months. It's an unusual pick but one that is playful and cool. 

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9. Circular Wedding Cake Stand - from £25, Etsy

Black circular wedding cake stand

Best For: A big impact 

If you can't go a little (or a lot) extra on your wedding day then when can you?! This gorgeous hoop wedding cake stand can be finished in multiple colours including black, gold and white. If wedding cake hoop stands have taken your fancy, you'll find more here. 

Pros & Cons: This stand is a great price for such a statement making piece. It's an easy way to make your wedding cake one of the main features of your reception. 

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10. Porcelain Wedding Cake Stand - £48, Linda Bloomfield

Plain white porcelain wedding cake stand

Best For: Buttercream cakes

Let your cake be the star of the show by displaying it on this simple but stylish wedding cake stand, handmade from porcelain in Linda Bloomfield's London studio. This style would work beautifully teamed with a naked buttercream wedding cake and was even featured on The Great British Bake Off!

Pros & Cons: This wedding cake stand can be stamped with personalised letters on the base which would means it also makes a lovely wedding gift idea. 

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11. Flute Holder Rose Gold Wedding Cake Stand - £15.99, Ginger Ray

Rose gold flute glass holder wedding cake stand

Best For: Party weddings

Calling all party loving couples, we think we've found the perfect wedding cake stand to get the celebrations started! Each pack comes with six flutes and can be easily folded away - a must if you have to travel for the big day. 

Pros & Cons: You can use this wedding cake stand for your stag or hen do, as well as the wedding! It makes the £15.99 price really reasonable. See more cheap wedding décor ideas here.

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12. Wooden Circle Wedding Cake Stand - from £64, Etsy

Wooden circle wedding cake stand with cupcakes

Best For: Mini desserts

Perfect for smaller treats, this wooden wedding cake stand has a low profile meaning you could mix and match it with other taller styles on your dessert table. It's also available in varying wood grains and sizes, making it easily stackable. 

Pros & Cons: This wedding cake stand is ideal if you want a simple style - it can be decorated with florals like the above example if you did want it to stand out a little more. 

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13. Rustic Mirrored Wedding Cake Stand - from £320.70, Etsy

Rustic gold mirrored wedding cake stand

Best For: Stately home wedding venues

This rustic gold cake stand is an extravagant way to include a vintage theme in your dessert table. The decadent gold detailing is spectacular, plus, having a mirrored stand is a great trick to create the illusion that your cake is bigger. 

Pros & Cons: This luxury wedding cake stand is an investment piece but it can be taken out and used again at celebrations to come. Reviews state that it is the perfect bespoke stand. 

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14. Floating Wedding Cake Stand - from £71, Etsy

Floating wedding cake stand with balloons and floral decorations

Best For: Unusual wedding cakes

A floating wedding cake stand is a cool way to make your cake look as though it can defy gravity! Simply place the spacer in between the two cake tiers to achieve a floating illusion and expect some seriously impressed guests. 

Pros & Cons: This unique display will look amazing in photographs. It's not a traditional look, rather a contemporary and trendy pick. 

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15. Simple Wedding Cake Stand - from £22.50, Etsy

Simple wooden wedding cake stand

Best For: Versatility

Chic, stylish and elegant, any cake displayed on this beauty will look wonderful. You can choose from a selection of natural finishes, and the possibilities for customisation are endless. Have you considered pairing it with a pretty pearl wedding cake

Pros & Cons: This wedding cake will work with pretty much any design, so you could even buy it before you've finalised the cake you want. If you change your mind, they accept returns. 

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16. Geometric Wedding Cake Stand - from £60, Etsy

Gold geometric wedding cake stand

Best For: Dessert tables

We adore how these gold, geometric stands match the contemporary and cool cake and treats they're holding. It almost looks like an extension of the cake itself and will look amazing in your 'cutting the cake' snapshots. 

Pros & Cons: If you're having more than one dessert, this is a really fun way to bring everything together. It's a modern and stylish design. 

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17. Wooden Hoop Wedding Cake Stand - £19.99, Ginger Ray

Three tiered white cake with a wooden hoop wedding cake stand

Best For: DIY decorators

This wedding cake stand is the ideal backdrop in which to create a floral or foliage covered dream. Show your wedding cake maker that you have this in mind, and they can create a bake that will tie everything together.

Pros & Cons: This is an affordable wedding cake stand that can be used with lots of different cake styles - three tiers works best so that it has some height to match the hoop, without hitting it. 

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18. Marble & Gold Wedding Cake Stand - £42.99, Etsy

Floral two tiered cake on a gold and marble wedding cake stand

Best For: Glamorous celebrations

Picture this marble and gold stand with a decadent chocolate wedding cake placed on top! We don't think your wedding guests will be able to resist. It's available with a black or white base depending on your taste. 

Pros & Cons: Gift wrapping is also available if you want to make this a wedding gift. As this is made from solid marble, it will be fairly heavy to carry but every stand will be completely unique in pattern. 

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19. Wooden Hexagonal Wedding Cake Stand - from £34.99, Etsy

Semi-naked wedding cake on a wooden hexagonal cake stand

Best For: Personalisation 

If you love the idea of having you and your partner's initials on everything wedding related (and we don't blame you!), don't leave your cake stand out. This wooden hexagonal style is super sweet and will make a lovely keepsake.

Pros & Cons: You have the choice of several different side decorations, including hearts, flowers and leaves. You can choose the diameter of this stand but the depth will remain the same. 

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Do I Need a Cake Stand For My Wedding?

"I would always say yes to having a cake stand," says Anne-Louise Whinnett from Sugar Blossom Cakes Co. "A cake stand helps display your beautiful cake and allows you to use the stand as part of the decoration." 

A stand also provides a base for your bake to keep it secure and safe before it is time to cut the wedding cake

How to Make a Wedding Cake Stand?

"Venues often have a cake stand that complements their surroundings, or like me most cake makers have a wide selection of stands to hire," explains Anne-Louise.

However, if you did want to make your own wedding cake stand the easiest route to go down is the rustic one. A wooden board spray painted to match the colours of your cake would work well, as would a clean log slice or a decorated crate. 

Once you’ve found the perfect wedding cake stand, why not explore some wedding cake topper ideas to add even more personality to your cake?