I collect cake plates…the pedestal kind… and white ones… and ones with detailed edging… and any size at all. They speak to me. I think pedestal cake plates are fabulous! Only on a rare occasion do I actually use them for a cake! Not only are cake plates fabulous, but they are very very functional too! They can be decorative or utilitarian or just plain fun! Let’s think out-of-the-cake-box and find lots of creative ways to use the oh, so beautiful cake plate!
Here are just a few smart and savvy ways to use pedestal cake plates, so get them out of the cupboards and USE THEM!
1. GROUP LIKE ITEMS ON CAKE PEDESTALS
Display a pretty little cake plate with your nail polish or craft items gathered on it! Or use a cake plate as a part of your coffee station! When your cake plates become useful and pretty it’s a win-win decor score!
I created a pretty little grouping of oils, salts and a pepper mill that works next to my cooktop. Don’t forget to grab an aromatic bunch of herbs to have ready to use too!
2. ELEVATE HUMBLE HOUSEWARES TO NEW HEIGHTS
When things are put on a pedestal it literally and figuratively elevates them to new heights. They seem more important… more special!
I love to elevate the humble soap dispenser next to my sink. We use bar towels a lot, here at StoneGable, so keeping them right at hand is important. Putting our dish liquid, bar towels and a few blooms from my garden on a cake plate makes such a pretty and useful statement and it’s so fun!!!!!
3. CREATE A VERTICAL FOOD BAR
Stack your cake pedestals and use them to serve a great appetizer or dessert! This is such a WOW factor way to make your family and friends feel so so special! Wouldn’t little cups of steaming soup with all the fixing looks amazing stacked together on a trio of pretty cake plates?
I grabbed several cake plates and stacked them together to make a festive antipasta salad! Yummy and beautiful!!!
StoneGable reader Nan asked about keeping the stacks of cake plates together so they don’t slide around or off one another… great question Nan! I have the perfect solution! I get a sticky type clay from the floral department of my local craft store that adheres them together temporarily. No slipping or falling!
4. A PLACE TO STASH YOUR KEYS… AND MORE
Where do you put your keys when you walk in the door? If you ever loose them this next way to use a cake plate was made for you!!!!
Collecting your keys, etc on a cake plate might just be a great option for you! You can also put a larger cake plate to catch incoming or outgoing mail, loose change etc. Just remember to put things away once a day so your pretty plate does not become an eye sore!
When I come in the door I clean out my pockets and take of my bracelets. They are corralled along with my keys and mail until I get a minute to put everything away.
5. ADD DISHES AND A CLOCHE
Make a grand stacked statement by adding dishes and a cloche to a cake stand. Add something seasonal under the cloche and you have stunning decor that is low on cost and high on design!
In early fall I love to use green apples to give a nod to the new season! One perfect apple balanced on a cake plate under a cloche is like a little work of art! And in the spring what could be more appropriate than a little nest perched on a cake pedestal under glass! New life perfection!
6. CREATE A DRINK BAR
Setting up a luscious drink bar is another wonderful way to use cake stands! It’s self-serve at it’s best!
We are such huge coffee drinkers! So setting up a coffee bar when we have overnight family or guest is a nice way to greet them in the morning. And it’s so easy to put together! I used a galvanized metal tiered tray, but stacked cake plates would work just as well!
7. STAND ALONE
I think the easiest way to use cake plates in decor is just to stack them and let their beauty shine through!
Now, how do you use cake plates? Let’s share!!!!
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