Wedding Cake Stands _ There are numerous opinions regarding the ideal wedding cake stand. The current school of thought is claiming that the 3_tiered pillar display is becoming passé, for the most part, and that cake designers today are opting for a cleaner, shorter, and simpler look. This is not a hard and fast rule so we wanted to cover the 5 most common wedding cake stands that are still in use today, specifically the Floating, Grouped Arrangement, Pillared, Tower, and the Traditional stands.
A tiered stand is pretty much like a pedestal cake stand but with more than one base where you can place cakes in, and is usually the best choice when cupcakes are involved. The bases gradually grow smaller as the stand grows taller, creating the illusion of a dessert tree or pyramid. Cupcakes are placed on the bigger bases, and a small actual cake is placed at the top_most base, or sometimes the entire stand is filled with just cupcakes. In place of cupcakes, petit_fours or other small pastries can also be displayed in this type of stand.