To quote Julia Childs “A party without a cake is just a meeting.” Boy was she right, but the cake stand over the years has proven to serve many uses. This past week I joined a very talented group of blogger to share how each of us style our own cake stands. In addition to the 12 of us I have collected up a few of my personal favorites who played along with the Instagram hashtag #TheCakeStandProject. Please swing on over to Instagram and follow these feeds. There’s some serious EYE CANDY going on!
Here’s my submission. A whimsical combination of a cake stand and mini cupcake stands purchased at HomeGoods. A store bought white cake is the canvas for a fresh floral topper. The kids were breathing down my neck on this photo shoot. @memehillstudio
My friend Lizbeth’s cake plate serves as a base for an amazing colorful floral and fruit arrangement. Just screams Summer! @homeandfabulous
Kelley Nan’s collection of white plates adorn her gorgeous dining room server. Her fabulous collection make for a more impactful vignette. I’ll be right over Kelley! @kelleynan
My friend Oscar and I share the love of black and white stripes and coral! Here he’s styled his dining room table with this neutral coastal vibe. @oscarbravohome
The fabulous mother and daughter team of Tamara and Joan are the masters of the coffee table vignette. I just love the hot pink and pops of yellow. Super cozy and stylish @2ladiesandachair
My friend Amy styled her cake plates for an afternoon of fun and goodies for her kids. I love her use of turquoise and lemon yellow. I wonder if any of the lemon bars are left over? @crazychicdesign
Susana, the brainchild behind the hashtag used hers in her master bath. Such a stunning room and super glamorous. Just like a spa retreat. @toochicforwords
Shauna combined a rustic Red Velvet cake with a crystal dripped stand. I’m loving the contrast between the color and white kitchen. @thehouseofsilverlining
Reesa is one of my good friends on IG. She has the most impeccable taste and is a master at weekend entertaining and bite sized food! @modmaxglam
Laila has got to be one the most beautiful IG friends I have. Her vignettes are luxurious. Here’s a gold version on Shauna’s stand. Laila is just as pretty as her stunning IG feed! @designsbylaila
Jen stacked her stands and decorated with gorgeous peonies! I love the delicate fuchsia against the rustic brick. @decorgold
Janine from @happyhappynester used her winter wreath as a candle base. Love the shimmery goodness.
Here’s one of my kitchen vignettes. I love to mix woods and greens and playing with height!
Thanks to all the great Instagram friends who decided to play along and submit their #TheCakeStandProject vignette. There were so many fabulous submissions. I’ve gathered up some of my favorite.
Beth used a mix of vintage collectibles and fresh fruits and greens. I’d love to have coffee with Beth and stare at this! Im a sucker for green jadeite! @finaltouchesredesign
@amrsdesigns image is just the epitome of Summer. I can just smell these homegrown beauties!
Lisa from @ellegeestudio is a master at combining sentimental souvenirs and Nature’s clipping creating out-of-this-world organic beauty!
I just love how my friend @remingtonavenue mixed culinary beauty and rustic chic. I m crushing on the wood and marble stand. You had me at Brie cheese Mysha!
Another close up of my mini cupcakes! Thanks for stopping by and please check out all these talented friend on our Instagram feeds. Now go out and have some cake!
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