I simply adore pretty cake stands! These are the ones I’m currently pining after:
I have my own collection of both new and vintage cake stands, and choosing which one to display my latest creation is almost as much fun as the creation itself. It changes everything about what sits atop it. Placing a sparkling white cake on the amber cake stand above states vintage and classic. Placed on the black stand states modern, contemporary, and fresh.
Last summer while visiting my sister in Colorado, we went to an open air market called The French Nest. It was a lovely mix of artisan, vintage, collectibles and antiques, and oh so fun! I found several new bits of inspiration and ideas for fun gifts! My favorite was the idea of making your own dessert plates.
So simple! Find a 6-8 inch plate and a candlestick that you love and glue them together! I used clear gorilla glue to bond them because it’s super strong.
I found this pretty green plate at a thrift store here in town for $1.00 and the candlestick is from World Market for $4.00.
This stylish plate came from an antique store and was a little bit more than I normally would spend for something like this. But once I saw it, I had to have it. It’s the most beautiful color of aqua blue, and it’s a permanent fixture on our bar.
These make such a thoughtful gift for someone who loves entertaining or baking!
For the love of pretty display…enjoy making these sweet gifts!