Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Footed Cake Stands

I love baking cakes and presenting them on raised cake plates and over the years I've collected quite a few of these plates. This blue stand was my mother's and she often put my birthday cake on it.


My friend Peter got me this Martha Stewart jadite cake stand which is perfect for an 8" layer cake.


Another friend got me this for a birthday a few years later. This one, with a glass top, is just right for a larger 10" cake.


I found this milk glass stand at an antique store on a trip to New Brunswick with my parents. It's small but perfect for tarts or a small cake.


This larger milk glass stand with embossed grapes was found at a yard sale, twelve or more years ago, when my parents and I did our weekly Saturday yard sale circuit.


And on Saturday, Richard and I were in Hawkesbury at their annual "free" garage sale day (the day they don't need to buy a permit) and I found this lovely hobnail Fenton stand with a ruffle. I can't wait to bake a cake. Quick. Someone have a birthday!

8 comments:

Knatolee said...

Things of beauty, really!

Marcia said...

Really nice plates.. Do you specialize in glass or do you look for ceramic ones as well? just checking, sis...
xoxo

Elisabeth said...

What a beautiful collection.
and what a find last Saturday!

Ronna said...

M: I'm basically collecting them to use them! I also have a clear glass one I use all the time and a metal-covered, un-footed cake plate also very useful. So it doesn't really matter if they're glass or ceramic!

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

Hey there, our birthdays are around the corner! I like a white cake with a creamy frosting and raspberry sauce. I can send you the recipe. :)

Lynne said...

Well, with my maiden name matching your new find, I'd say the birthday cake on that one should be mine! Do you do gluten-free these days? :(

frannie said...

Love the blue glass one. And you can bake a cake any time, not just on birthdays!

Christa said...

Love your collection! I have a large collection of cake plates too! There is just something so beautiful about them! Checked out your other posts as well, did not know about the Chocolate Factory will have to check it out.

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