20 Amazing Christmas Cake Stand Decorating Ideas
Do you have a cake stand that rarely sees the light of day?
This Christmas, take your beautiful stand out of the cupboard and turn it into part of your holiday decorations.
Whether you’re working with one stand or three, an elegant cake stand makes a beautiful base for a festive display.
1. China Dessert Stand Featuring Traditional Clove-spiked Christmas Oranges
Fill your house with a gorgeous aroma by filling your cake stand with clove-spiked oranges.
These traditional Christmas oranges, which are also called pomanders, create a delightful blend of citrus and spice.
As the week progresses, the oranges dry out, turning into natural air fresheners by the end of the holidays.
2. Earthy Votive Display With Berries And Pinecones
If you’re looking for a natural, traditional Christmas display, look to elements found in nature.
Here, a two-tiered cake stand holds a stunning display of moss, pine cones, berries, and small slices of wood.
Don’t worry if you can’t find the exact items; pine boughs work just as well. Add a few candles for a twinkling touch.
3. Enameled Tea Tray With Holly And Pine Boughs
Nothing says Christmas quite like pine boughs and holly leaves. Put them together, and you have the perfect thing to top your cake stand.
We love how the red Christmas ornaments bring out the color of the berries for a classic decoration that fits in vintage and contemporary homes.
4. Five-Tier Ornament Centerpiece With Boxwood Greenery
Are you hosting a Christmas party or dinner this year?
Turn a multi-tiered cake stand into a stunning centerpiece with a few simple items.
Boxwood greenery, pine branches, and a selection of ornaments take any buffet or dessert table to the next level. The best part?
You can put this piece together in less than 30 minutes.
5. Funky Red And Silver Ornaments With Cedar Boughs
Bring a sparkling twist to your red and green decor theme with the addition of silver.
To make this eye-catching centerpiece, all you need is some cedar boughs — or any type of greenery you can find outside.
Add a pile of red and silver ornaments to create a centerpiece that your guests will love.
6. Lavish Crystal Display Featuring Pearl, Gold, And Ivory Ornaments
Go glam this Christmas with an over-the-top cake stand display.
The secret is to use ornaments and garlands with a similar color scheme and high-impact finishes.
Here, the combination of gold and pearl finishes, plus a few crystals and a hefty dose of glitter, create a centerpiece that’s chic and sophisticated.
7. Mason Jar Snow Globes On A Three-tiered Tray
Capture the vintage charm of snow globes by making your own out of snow globes.
We love how this massive three-tiered cake stands pairs DIY globes with simple ball ornaments for a surprising luxe effect.
If you want a bit more color, add a few paper-cone trees.
8. Minimalist Kitchenware Display That Doubles As A Gift
The simplicity of this cake-stand display is magnetic — it’s hard to look away.
Look closer, and you’ll see that most of the items are pieces you have on hand already: tiny dishes, a colander, measuring spoons, and a miniature grater.
The sweet bottle-brush Christmas tree and red ribbon complete the elegant culinary theme.
9. Mismatched Christmas Cake Stand Décor with Silvered Pine Cones
Do you love the natural beauty of pine cones and leaves?
Elevate them with a coat of silver spray paint and set them on a cake stand.
Here, golden candles and lovely clear balls add an unexpected combination of style and texture for a beguiling result.
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10. Monochromatic Display Of Vintage Green Ornaments And Figurines
If you’re new to Christmas decorating, keep one thing in mind: you can’t go wrong with a monochromatic arrangement.
Here, a collection of gorgeous green vintage ornaments is all you need to turn a simple cake stand into a masterpiece.
11. Retro Cake Stand And Silver Tinsel Mini-tree
Give your decorations a retro spin this year by topping your cake stand with a miniature tinsel Christmas tree.
Every time the light hits it, the tree will sparkle dramatically.
Take the vintage look to the next level by covering the base of the tree in a bed of pastel-colored ornaments.
12. Rustic Galvanized Stand With Mason Jar Vases
Do you have a rustic cake stand made from galvanized steel?
A pair of Mason jars coated in milk paint make a fun addition to a timeless display.
13. Rustic Tiered Display With Backyard Finds And Frosted Pinecones
Spectacular Christmas decorations don’t have to cost a penny — all you need is a bit of creativity.
Head out into your backyard to gather all of the lovely natural items you can find.
Pinecones, acorns, twigs, leaves, and dried berries all look lovely together.
Use white paint to frost a few of the pine cones and bring a wintry color variation.
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14. Scroll-worked Dessert Caddy And Matching Ornaments In Red And Gold
If your cake stand features elegant scrollwork accents, lean into the opulent look with matching ornaments.
Glittering scrolls echo the stand’s edges, creating a piece that looks like a cohesive designer display.
If you can find them, scatter a handful of pearls on each tier for a feminine effect.
15. Simple White Christmas Cake Stand Decoration with Pine Garland
This timeless cake stand decoration fits into any home.
That’s because it uses accents that look great in every setting: pine garland, frosted pine cones, and white berries.
Tiny star lights add a magical twinkle that supplements the glow from a battery-operated candle.
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16. Star-shaped Christmas Cake Stand Design
The shape of this cake stand is the star of the show — a collection of vintage decorations highlight the unique design.
If you look closely, you’ll see a bed of faux snow that unifies each tiny accent.
17. Tiered Display Of Boxwood Wreaths And Vintage Ornaments
Boxwood wreaths are a sophisticated and contemporary alternative to pine or cedar.
Here, three wreaths decorate the tiers of a stunning cake tray.
Use boxwood as a standalone piece, or add tiny pine cones and ornaments for a pop of color.
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18. Towering Silver Centerpiece Display With Red Accent Ornaments
When you’re looking to make a big impression, a tall cake tray is a perfect solution.
We love how each tier is overflowing with spectacular silver and red ornaments; your guests will adore examining the different designs throughout the meal.
19. Vintage Silver Dessert Stand With Angel Topper And Heirloom Ornaments
Do you have heirloom ornaments?
Display them prominently this season on a silver cake stand. As you can see here, a limited color palette creates a chic and stunning effect.
This is a fantastic way to decorate a hallway table or accent your Christmas dessert buffet.
20. White Wooden Stand With Faux Greenery And Glittered Accents
This lovely cake stand looks like a high-end piece, but you can find all of the accents you need at the dollar store.
The trick to keeping things sophisticated is to stick to a similar finish; here, the homeowner uses glitter, gold, and silver ornaments on a bed of faux greenery.