If you are in the process of selecting a cake for your wedding, all of the options may seem a little overwhelming. In the midst of selecting the number of tiers and sorting through flavors and deciding between fondant and buttercream, you might be overlooking one of the most important things: the cake stand.
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Cake stands are important. Your cake can’t just sit on the table; it needs to be supported by something. Not to mention, shouldn’t something that pretty really be displayed? Well, that’s where a cake stand comes in!
When picking a cake stand, the first step is to design your cake. This may seem obvious, but it is important to know how big the bottom of your cake will be. The most important thing about a cake stand is that it is at least as big as the bottom of your cake; if your cake features flowers or other embellishments, the cake stand should be a little bigger to allow for some room to support those embellishments.
A cake stand can also be an opportunity to incorporate your wedding colors into your reception. Your wedding planner or a North Jersey vendor would be able to help you decide which color or colors would be best.
If your wedding has a specific theme, your cake stand should also be a part of that theme. Perhaps consider a wooden cake stand or one that is cut from a tree stump for a rustic wedding, or one bedecked with sparkles for a more formal wedding.
The cake stand shouldn’t distract from the cake itself. While it is true that the cake stand doesn’t just have to be a plain old clear stand, the cake should be the real star between the two. The cake stand can complement the cake, but it shouldn’t be so bedecked with sparkle or such a brilliant color (unless brilliant colors are part of your theme, that is!) that it steals all of the attention from the cake itself.