Thursday, October 21, 2010

Show and Tell Week: Cake Stand with Ribbon Holes

Next up in Show and Tell Week for entertaining and serving pieces is probably the very first pretty serving piece I ever got: my Ribbon Loop Cake Stand.  This was a gift from my mom that has been so useful through the years.

Better Homes and Gardens Cake Stand

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As I started to look for photos of my cake pedestal in action, I realized that it's probably never been used for a cake!  I've used it to display party favors, add height to a buffet, and for other desserts. The closest thing to a cake was this berry shortcake. It didn't look anything like the gorgeous picture on the cover of Martha Stewart Living, but it was so yummy on the 4th of July!

Cake Stand with Berry Shortcake

More often, I've used the cake stand for cupcakes.  Here's a picture with these awesome Chunky Cherry Cupcakes.  Part of why I love this cake stand is that it looks great as is, or you can decorate it up with ribbon and a tag or other embellishments to match your party decor.

Homemade Cherry Cupcakes on Cake Stand

I also use the cake stand at Thanksgiving and Christmas to give my pies a lift, especially whichever pie ends up in an boring Pyrex pie plate.  Cake stands make great additions to any buffet no matter what kind of food you serve on them because the extra height adds visual interest.

Pie on a Cake Pedestal

I wish I had a picture of these cute candle party favors I made for a Stampin' Up party a few years ago because they looked so cute on this stand, but I couldn't find one. So, here are some party favors on a different cake stand.  Putting small favors on a cake stand makes them stand out and scream, "Don't forget to take me home!"

Party Favors on Cake Stand

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  1. I have been looking for a stand with ribbon holes..where did you get this one??

  2. Staci, I've had this cake stand for many years. It was part of the Better Homes and Gardens line by Home Interiors and Gifts. It may have been a hostess gift piece, so maybe you can find it on eBay. I did see some similar ones at Home Goodsa many months back.


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