As a lover of cake (as influence as well as treat), it makes sense that I would make cake stands. Several years ago, I did make a couple, but lost interest (and apparently didn’t even photograph them). However! My new venture into polka dots and stripes in general, and stripe-y plates specifically, has gotten me jazzed to wrap ribbons of striped color down and around to accentuate this fun form. Above are two recently completed cake stands I photographed from various angles. Both are about 4″ h x 10″ diameter (able to display an 8 & 9″ cake respectively) with glossy tops and satin-glazed sides.
This summer, I finally got around to making a more substantial cake display form based on my drawings and metal-working influence. I am humorously referring to it as a “cake throne”. At some point, I hope to post a pic after the glaze fire, as well as make more. Pictured: Cake Throne detail at leatherhard
It seemed fun and appropriate to share some other cake stands (with and without cakes, functional and not) in this post, kind of a sideways follow-up of favorites to my Cake as Influence post. I sometimes use the word “cake” as an adjective to mean “great,” “lucky” or “awesome”. So, below is a range of very *cake* cake stands (and other peripherally related images) I found in my searches, yielding a range of handmade to manufactured, new to vintage and ceramic to, well, oil. Enjoy!
If you hover your cursor over the pics above, you can get most of the info below too. From top left: Vintage glass cake stands with cakes; Esther Coombs’ 3-tier Rose Cake Stand, EstherCoombs on Etsy; and Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel dress paired with wedding cakes, Trend de la Creme blog post; Second row: Blaue Blume cake stand by Tina Tsang; The Husband Catcher Cake, oil painting by Janet Hill; and Art Deco cake stencil wrapper from Fancy Flours; Third row: Silver cake stand;and Maren Kloppmann’s Ledge Platter; Fourth row: Whitney Smith’s Bird Cupcake Stand, WhitneySmith on Etsy; Lemon cake with blue icing and dots, Country Living photo shoot; and Iacolli & Mcalllister cake stands on Big Cartel; Fifth row: Kari Radasch’s cake stand with confetti cake, Redware on Etsy; Lazy Daisy skirts by Made With Love By Hannah (cake stands have skirts, and these are super cute!); and w2products Willow cake stand; Sixth row: Jeanette Zeis’ Lace cake plate, vesselsandwares on Etsy; 4 Layer Cake, oil painting by Paul Ferney; and antique three-tier cake stand; Seventh row: reproduction of 1930s-era glass cake stand; D’lovely cake stand, fergusonpottery on Etsy; and Elle cake stand by Clara French; Last row: cake stand from The Tea Pot Shoppe; striped cake by The Yummy Cake Company; and Black Lace Cake Stand from the MoMA store.
These are scrumptious! I really love the idea of the cake throne as well. I think that is an idea that will be great to explore. These just look like so much fun! What a perfect format for your luscious decorating!
What Carter said.
Do you throw two parts, the plate and the stand separately, or do you throw one piece? I make cake stands, and I throw them in one piece and was just wondering….
The layering and wrap-around of the form in your decoration is really wonderful and an inspiration to the decoration challenged. Stripes, circles, dots…. that is all it is, but so well thought out and well done! It is exciting to see and to know, through following your blog, that this form of decoration is part of your growth as an artist – I don’t remember seeing these layers in your past, at least not as evident.
Thanks for being an inspiration.
Thanks Carter and PincuPottery! It IS a very fun format. I can’t wait to do more. I do throw the stands in two pieces. I appreciate your all’s interest and support! Best, KK
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