Do you remember seeing a dish for the first time and instantly falling in love with it? I vividly remember one such experience that I had when I first saw my mother’s cake stands. She had several ones that were all beautiful in their own way, but the one that instantly caught my eye was her Fostoria cake stand. I am lucky that my mother has gifted me this specific cake stand so that, as she said, I can make cakes for her now! Another one of my favorites was given to me by Jo Spruiell. This stunning stand has intricate etching all over, with three dainty birds carved into it. It truly is a timeless piece.
After my mother introduced me to cake stands, I began to build my own collection. Throughout the years I have amassed many cake stands, each with their own unique charm.
My collection contains some old and some new, but each one carries its own special meaning. One of my more recent acquisitions is this white stand accented with acorns. When my husband, Neal, and I got married, we adopted acorns as the symbol for our family. Acorns are a motif that is carried throughout our home in various ways. This cake stand is one of my favorite ways that we incorporated acorns into our décor.
There is a cake stand for every season and occasion. Crystal stands are perfect for formal occasions, while basic stands can be used for everyday baking. An endless variety of cake stands is available in every style and price range. Starting a collection is a wonderful way to carry on a family legacy and pass a love of baking through the generations.