3 Tips And 25 Ways To Display Your Wedding Cake

3 tips and 25 ways to display your wedding cake cover

A wedding cake today isn’t just a traditional dessert, it’s a way to highlight your wedding style and theme. Besides ordering a delicious masterpiece, you’ll need to show it off, so your display should be cool, too. Here are some expert tips and examples that may be useful to keep your cake safe and display it the best way possible.

Where To Display

The wedding cake is usually brought out at the start of the wedding reception and cut just before the evening celebrations begin. Consider the location: make sure that no one is walking past and the cake is still seen very well. Make sure that your cake isn’t placed in front of a window as it may deteriorate quicker. Don’t put your cake in front of a fire extinguisher or a door either. Avoid the dance floor as active guests may end up too close to the cake or even ruin it.

the cake is placed on a barrel with some greenery not far from the reception

the cake is placed on a barrel with some greenery not far from the reception

consider having a proper backdrop for your cake table to highlight the wedding theme

consider having a proper backdrop for your cake table to highlight the wedding theme

keep in mind that if the day is hot and the reception is outside, your cake should be brought out as late as possible to avoid icing melting

keep in mind that if the day is hot and the reception is outside, your cake should be brought out as late as possible to avoid icing melting

a whole arrangement of wedding cakes on a large table and several smaller vintage ones

a whole arrangement of wedding cakes on a large table and several smaller vintage ones

if it's an outdoor wedding reception, keep your cake far from the sun rays and make sure no bugs are eating it

if it's an outdoor wedding reception, keep your cake far from the sun rays and make sure no bugs are eating it

the cakes are served on an acrylic table far enough from the reception to avoid ruining the cakes

the cakes are served on an acrylic table far enough from the reception to avoid ruining the cakes

placing the cakes by the window is a good idea as natural light will make the pics better

placing the cakes by the window is a good idea as natural light will make the pics better

The Cake Table

Your venue will provide a table and a tablecloth plus a cake knife but if you have something special in mind, bring them all with you. Visually, round tables work better but square ones are a good idea, too. The tablecloth for the wedding cake display should be clean, ironed and long enough to reach the floor all the way round the table. Light up your wedding cake but not too much: make sure that the light is not harsh enough to cause the icing to melt.

if you have a special table in mind, like here - a moss covered one with blooms, bring it with you

if you have a special table in mind, like here - a moss covered one with blooms, bring it with you

a vintage trolley may be a cool take on a usual table and it will bring a vintage feel to the space

a vintage trolley may be a cool take on a usual table and it will bring a vintage feel to the space

feel free to add special decor to your cake table, it's a great way to highlight your cake

feel free to add special decor to your cake table, it's a great way to highlight your cake

if you are having a modern or minimalist wedding, why not go for an acrylic cube instead of a usual cake table

if you are having a modern or minimalist wedding, why not go for an acrylic cube instead of a usual cake table

make sure that your tablecloth covers the table completely for an elegant look

make sure that your tablecloth covers the table completely for an elegant look

a unique cake table idea - a vintage trolley with a touch of greenery and grene velvet

a unique cake table idea - a vintage trolley with a touch of greenery and grene velvet

if you are styling a vintage cake table, you may try a lace tablecloth just hanging down from it

if you are styling a vintage cake table, you may try a lace tablecloth just hanging down from it

Cake Stands

First of all, consider the weight of your wedding cake: your stand should be able to hold the weight. Make sure that your stand matches the style and theme of your wedding and that it’s clean and polished. Make sure that your stand has a proper size and maybe even shape to fit the cake. I hope these ideas will be useful for you, take a look at the examples below and get inspired!

highlight your wedding cake placing it higher than all the other desserts and add candles

highlight your wedding cake placing it higher than all the other desserts and add candles

a creative geometric wire cake stand accents the cake and additional lights help with that

a creative geometric wire cake stand accents the cake and additional lights help with that

a glass stand is always a good idea as it doesn't attract much attention and is durable

a glass stand is always a good idea as it doesn't attract much attention and is durable

consider your wedding theme and match the stand to it, like here - a tree stump stand for a rustic wedding

consider your wedding theme and match the stand to it, like here - a tree stump stand for a rustic wedding

a wood and copper stand is great for a boho fall wedding with a natural touch

a wood and copper stand is great for a boho fall wedding with a natural touch

highlight a black wedding cake choosing a matching cake stand like this one

highlight a black wedding cake choosing a matching cake stand like this one

a copper piping cake stand is a creative and fresh idea for an industrial touch on your big day

a copper piping cake stand is a creative and fresh idea for an industrial touch on your big day

a cake stand covered with moss, birch bark and succulents to achieve a rustic feel

a cake stand covered with moss, birch bark and succulents to achieve a rustic feel

a simple whie cake with greenery on an elegant metallic stand is a stylish combo

a simple whie cake with greenery on an elegant metallic stand is a stylish combo

a vintage powder blue porcelain dish is a chic idea for adding a refined touch to your cake

a vintage powder blue porcelain dish is a chic idea for adding a refined touch to your cake

a rough wood stump cake stand highlight the uneven texture of the wedding cake

a rough wood stump cake stand highlight the uneven texture of the wedding cake