A selection of the best cake stands for 2022

From elegant glass cake stands to impressive three-tier towers, here are the best cake stands available to buy online this year.

If you’re an avid baker looking for a way to really showcase those bakes, a cake stand is a perfect way to achieve this. “Presenting your bakes on a cake stand is a lovely way to celebrate your creations. The best cake stands are sturdy and reliable, but most importantly they must look the part,” adds Deputy Food Editor, Rose Fooks (opens in new tab).

“Cake stands can command a lot of cupboard space, so we favour minimal styles that can look splendid whatever the cake. Glass is a wonderfully versatile option that looks great with all cakes. When buying a cake stand consider the size of cake you cook most, choose a cake stand slightly larger than that. If your cake stand is too big it may make your cake look out of proportion.”

Lakeland, Squire Kitchen, and Not on the High Street are just a handful of brands that are selling the best cake stands for 2022. Other than presenting your favourite Victoria sponge recipe (opens in new tab), for example, this range of cake stands is suitable for other baked goods and afternoon tea ideas (opens in new tab) too. Those include mini stands for cupcakes and cake stands with a dome for savoury nibbles like cheese and crackers.

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Cake stands with dome

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Great for small cakes, this stand is under £40

Glass cake stand & dome 39cm

Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Size: W24.5 x D24.5 x H39cm

Why we love it: It's a contemporary handmade cake stand for under £40.

Not only is this stand ideal for presenting a classic 20cm round cake, it keeps the cake fresh too with a glass dome. This charming cake stand is 39cm in height. We love that this cake stand is handmade giving it an impressive, yet unique look. It’s easy to clean with a dry, soft non-abrasive cloth.

Solavia cake stand & dome | £39.90
This tall and elegant glass cake stand with dome is a fabulous way to add some extra Je Ne Sais Quoi to any delicious cake you've lovingly perfected.

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This domed stand isn't just for presenting cakes

LSA Ivalo cake/cheese dome & ash base

Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Size: W32 x D32 x H20.5cm

Why we love it: Made by LSA Intentional who specialises in contemporary handmade glass.

Rated 4.9 stars by Amara customers, this cake stand by LSA International is a multifunctional choice ideal for cakes, cupcakes, cookies, cheeses, and more. One happy customer said that they "love the quality and design!" of this particular stand. Perfect for larger cakes at 32cm round.

LSA Ivalo cake/cheese dome & ash base | £123
Simplistic in its style, the mouth-blown glass dome is finished with a natural leather handle and sits atop a chic ash wood base. Perfect for desserts or cheeseboards.

ARV BRÖLLOP cake stand IKEA

A bargain buy from IKEA, this cake stand looks the part

ARV BRÖLLOP cake stand

Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Size: D29cm x H22cm

Why we love it: It's a budget cake stand at just £12 for both the glass dome and stand.

With an overall rating of 4.8 stars by IKEA customers, this stand is certainly one to consider if you're looking for a bargain buy that still looks the part. "Great product. Really good price. The cake stand itself is beautifully etched, is a good size probably take a 10” cake and it has a glass dome too. Very very pleased with it. Would make a great gift. I’m considering buying another I’m so pleased with it," said one very satisfied IKEA customer.

ARV BRÖLLOP cake stand | £12
A classic serving stand with a glass lid. This cake stand by IKEA is available for delivery or collection at just £12. Perfect for displaying sweet and savoury goods.

Multifunction Clear Acrylic Cake Stand and Serving Bowl

A multifunctional cake stand - a favourite with Lakeland shoppers

Multifunction clear acrylic cake stand and serving bowl

Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Size: D31cm x H21cm

Why we love it: A great multifunctional cake stand is worth the money.

Perfect for parties, this cake stand is multifunctional as both a cake stand, serving bowl, and even punch bowl. This cake stand is lightweight and easy to clean made with durable clear acrylic. Lakeland three year guarantee included.

Multifunction clear acrylic cake stand | £19.99
Display cakes, desserts, cupcakes, and more in this multifunctional stand. This 2-in1 clear acrylic cake stand is 21cm in height. Fridge and freezer safe.

Wooden cake stands

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A simple, sleek design from H&M

Mango wood cake stand

Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Size: W29 x D29 x H11.5cm

Why we love it: A stylish, budget wooden stand that is under £20.

A sleek design made from 100% wood. This cake stand is food contact safe and just perfect for displaying larger cakes and bakes. “Lovely rustic cake stand, larger than expected. Make sure to check measurements before buying as it may or may not be the right size for you. I love H&M’s wooden items! Please bring out some more things.”

Mango wood cake stand | £17.99
Proudly display your favourite carrot cake or Victoria sponge on this ultra-chic wooden stand from H&M Home.

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Just under £17 and ideal for medium cakes and bakes

NUPTIO wood cake dessert stand with black matt base

Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Size: W25.5 x D25.5 x H10cm

Why we love it: Available in a variety of sizes as well as a set of three stands for a more extravagant bake.

At just £16.98 this 21cm cake stand towers above the rest making your cake, cupcakes or homemade wedding cake really shine. Available in 25.5cm and 29cm too, this cake stand is made from wood and has a classy black metal base. Easy to assemble with two parts. This stand is hand wash only.

NUPTIO wood cake dessert stand with black matt base | £16.98
Set the mood with this two-tone wooden cake stand. Would look great with a rustic-style wedding, or to display woodland-themed cake.

Three-tier cake stands

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Present cupcakes, stacked cookies and more on this cake stand

Three-tier Pippa Premium Houseware cake stand

Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Size: W27 x D27 x H35cm

Why we love it: Perfect for displaying cupcakes when hosting afternoon tea.

This three-tiered cake stand by Premier Houseware has a stylish floral pattern on each tier. Made from bone china this cake stand comes with a one year guarantee. Wipe clean with a damp cloth and store in the cupboard ready for the next special occasion.

Three-tier Pippa Premium Houseware cake stand | £24.99
This fabulously floral cake stand is sure to brighten up any party. It can be used as a great centerpiece on your kitchen or dining table to impress your guests when they come over for afternoon tea. Made from bone china.

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One of our favourite cupcake stands for 2022

Premium Houseware three-tier cupcake stand

Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Size: W28 x D28 x H49cm

Why we love it: A great three-tiered multiple-use cake stand made from sturdy metal.

Make your cupcakes really stand out with this elegant, yet sturdy cake stand. The cream colour keeps it neutral meaning it can match with a variety of different afternoon tea or birthday themes. This cake stands hold up to 18 cupcakes. Lightweight and easy to transport.

Premium Houseware three-tier cupcake stand | £25.99
This fun metal cupcake stand from Robert Dyas holds 18 cupcakes in total. Will make a great centrepiece at a party or displayed as part of a dessert table.

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An elegant three-tiered stand priced at just £60

Cornishware three-tier cake stand

Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Size: W28 x D28 x H34cm

Why we love it: A traditional cake stand for classic bakes such as mini lemon drizzle, Victoria sponge, and more.

Choose from three different striped coloured stands; blue, pink, and yellow. This classic three-tiered stand is part of a traditional, Cornishware set including tea pot, cups, and saucers. Free delivery is available when spending over £25.

Cornishware three-tier cake stand | £60
Keep it classic with this three-tiered cake stand from Cornishware. Perfect for tea parties. Available in three classical colours; blue, red and yellow.

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Artesano original tray stand is not just for cakes

Artesano original tray stand

Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Size: W41 x D25.5 x H49cm

Why we love it: Sophisticated restaurant-style cake stand ideal for displaying both sweet and savoury treats.

This Artesano original tray stand is the perfect buffet food display option. Ideal for mini cakes such as cupcakes. It would also work perfectly for displaying canapés so is a great multipurpose choice. Easy to clean using lukewarm water hand washing only.

Artesano original tray stand | £51.15
A stylish mix of slate and wood, this three-tiered stand would be the perfect place to display baked sweet treats. It's ideal for a buffet table or even a modern afternoon tea.

Cake stands for wedding cakes

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We love the scalloped edges on this cake stand - a retro, vintage feel

Pavoni white cake stand

Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Size: W28 x D28 x H15cm

Why we love it: The perfect wedding or summer party cake stand with an elegant design and finish.

We just love this simple yet impressive cake stand. This stand can take any cake up to 10 inches round. A great wedding cake stand choice as the sleek white finish and delicate edges make it look more expensive than it is. Plus you can keep it after for future bakes.

Pavoni white cake stand | £23.17
The elegant cake pedestal with decorative scalloped edges would be perfect for a small wedding cake. Show off cupcakes, biscuits, pies, or pastries. The stand is made from plastic, so heavier cakes are not advised.

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Show off your impressive wedding cake on an even more impressive cake stand

Wooden wedding cake crate

Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Size: W36 x D36 x H20cm

Why we love it: Unique wedding cake stand ideal for your boho wedding.

Make your cake stand extra special with this personalised design. With a variety of options to choose from including sizes, personalisation, and colour you can alter this stand to make it suit your big day. Rated 4.9 stars by Etsy customers; “Absolutely in love with our cake stand! So impressed with the quality and fast delivery. Highly recommended.”

Wooden wedding cake crate | £36.99
This personalised wedding cake stand will certainly add that personal touch to your special day. Available in three sizes comes in four different choices of finish.

Morris & Co. spode three-tier cake stand, 28cm

Wedding cupcakes have never looked so elegant

Morris & Co. spode three-tier cake stand, 28cm

Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Size: H40cm x D28cm

Why we love it: The perfect wedding cupcakes display option.

If you’re choosing cupcakes or mini bakes over a large tiered wedding cake, displaying it on a vintage-style floral tiered stand is a great idea. And if you’re really pushing the boat out, you could have one on each table - and give to the bridal party as gifts after use.

Morris & Co. spode three-tier cake stand | £57.50
Designed by artist and designer William Morris, this three-tiered cake stand has an elegant feel. Available in three different designs; Strawberry Thief, Honeysuckle, and Golden Lily. Free delivery.

Gold cake stands

Round marble two-tier cake stand

A marble base and gold rim, this stand really shows off your bakes

Round marble two-tier cake stand

Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Size: H38 x W30 X D30cm

Why we love it: An impressive cake stand for a higher budget.

A 5-star rated cake stand, we just love this modern cake stand from Oliver Bonas. With a high-quality finish, this gold-rimmed cake stand has two tiers each with a marble base. Hand washes only. Matching items available.

Round marble two-tier cake stand | £75
Sleek, modern two-tiered cake stand. Sophisticated finish with marble and gold. This stand is 38cm in height, perfect in the centre of your afternoon tea spread.

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A bargain £7 stand from H&M

Metal cake stand

Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Size: W24.5 x D24.5 x H8.5cm

Why we love it: A great budget option at just £7 (on sale)

This gold coloured cake stand is perfect for your festive cakes or cupcakes. Standing at 8.5cm in height. Voted 4.7 stars, one H&M customer said; “Around the size of a standard eating plate. Beautiful and trendy but also classy looking. Great quality too.”

Metal cake stand | £7
Let your cakes shine just as much as this metallic gold cake stand from H&M. The edge feature a lovely hammered finish.

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These ceramic food stands aren't just for cakes and work wonders with savoury treats too

Ceramic food stand

Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Size: Medium W26 x D26 x H12cm

Why we love it: It’s a decorative and fashionable handmade cake stand.

Available in three different sizes; small, medium, and large, and in three different colours too; white, gold or platinum. This cake stand is made from natural ceramics. This impressive stand is multipurpose displaying not just cakes, but other treats too. Microwave, oven, and dishwasher safe.

Ceramic food stand | £45
These stands by Dutch Deluxes advertise theirs as 'food stands'. Ideal for canapés, tapas, sushi, cakes, or other sweets. Available in three sizes and comes in a choice of colours.

White cake stands

Wilton three-tier pillar cake stand

A modern design ideal for presenting a three-tiered cake

Wilton three-tier pillar cake stand

Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Size: 41.1 x 50.1 cm

Why we love it: An extravagant way to display up to three cakes.

Voted 4.6 stars by over 1,000 Amazon customers. “We used this for our daughter’s wedding recently. The stand provided different levels so that the three cake tiers could all be seen perfectly. They are spaced attractively. The stand was easy to put together and to take apart. Perfect for what we needed and looked great with a circlet of flowers in each tier.”

Wilton three-tier pillar cake stand | £40.44
This unique three-pillared cake stand is made from white plastic making it sturdy and durable. A great make from Wilton. Available for free delivery via Amazon.

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Lakeland's best white cake stand at just under £20

Lakeland white cake stand

Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Size: W25 x D25 x H9.5cm

Why we love it: A simple cake stand that does exactly what you need it to do.

This 25cm white cake stand is just £19.99. With a large footer, this stand can hold heavier cakes. Made from glossy white stoneware. Available in a smaller size too. Lakeland 3 year guarantee included.

Lakeland white cake stand | £19.99
Made from glossy white stoneware, This cake stand is fabulous for displaying bakes at afternoon tea parties – who could resist a sweet treat served up in such style? Great for desserts and the like at dinner parties too.

Modern cake stands

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The marble and wood make a sleek, modern finish to this cake stand

Marble and Acacia display stand

Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Size: W30 x D30 x H13.5cm

Why we love it: Not just for cheese, this stand is perfect for square cakes or celebration loaf cakes.

This beautiful marble-topped cake stand is ideal for cakes, cheese, and desserts. The marble helps keep the food displayed cold - perfect for gateau cakes. Made from natural materials and acacia wood has long-lasting strength and durability.

Marble and Acacia display stand | £29.99
When you prepare beautiful food, it deserves to be presented on something of equal beauty. This Marble and Acacia Display stand, with its 'stay-cool' marble surface is perfect for serving up cold canapés, meats, cheeses, as well as a host of desserts.

Eleanor Bowmer Leopard Print Bone China Small Cake Stand

This bone China cake stand is ideal for small cakes

Eleanor Bowmer leopard print bone China small cake stand

Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Size: H6.5cm x D12cm

Why we love it: Vibrant, bold, and a stand-out cake stand.

A charming cake stand with a matching tea pot, cups, and saucers from John Lewis. Display miniature bakes such as cupcakes, fondant fancies, cookies, and more on this beautiful cake stand. We just love the colours.

Eleanor Bowmer leopard print cake stand | £9.95
This miniature bone china cake stand is designed by Eleanor Bowmer with a vibrant leopard print and a baby pink top. Priced just £9.95.

Bordallo Pinheiro Cabbage Cake Stand

A 33.5cm cake stand in a sage green colour

Bordallo Pinheiro Cabbage Cake Stand, 33.5cm

Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Size: H15.5cm x D33.5cm

Why we love it: A unique cake stand that's also durable.

This cabbage leaf cake stand is a unique design that will give your cakes a quirky feel. Made from earthenware, this is strong and practical for everyday use. Matching items available.