Homegirl London finds ten floral cake stands. Mother’s Day will soon be here in the UK on Sunday 6th March 2016 so it’s time to start thinking about a lovely gift for your mum. If she’s partial to a moist Victoria sponge, decadent chocolate cupcake or likes to scoff scones with cream, she’ll appreciate her own cake stand. There are so many varieties around that I’ve decided to settle on floral cake stands. Whether you’d prefer one, two or a three-tier cake stand, I’ve picked out the best from Wedgwood, Royal Albert, Portmeirion, Liberty and other prestigious plate makers and pottery houses. From cute vintage designs to free-flowing painterly effects, you’ll find daisies, roses and peonies in mouthwatering colours. So pour yourself a cup of tea and read on for some yummy Mother’s Day gift ideas.
Designed by Wedgwood
Three Tier Floral Cake Stands
If you really want to push the boat out, go for a three-tier cake stand. The 100% porcelain Beatrix Three Tier Cake Stand is adorable. It’s been inspired by vintage floral and mark making paintings. I love that each plate has a unique design with the bottom plate being more painterly, the middle pink and floral while the top is abstract. The central handle is in a silver colour. The stand is part of a wider collection including teapots, teacups and more so you can always add additional pieces at a later date. It comes packaged in a beautiful gift box so all you have to do is hand it over with a big smile. It’s dishwasher and microwave safe. The measurements are 27cm x 21cm x 17.5cm – £28 from Oliver Bonas Ltd. Product code: 984522.
Designed by Oliver Bonas Ltd
Bring out the Bluebellgray Fine Cake Stand to get the party started. This brand is known for their watercolour painterly floral style which adorns everything from cushions to curtains, rugs and tableware. This design is in soft and delicate blue and pretty pink hues against a background of crisp white. The central handle is in a silver colour. This stand is perfect for cheering up any teatime table. It is made from fine china, are dishwasher and microwave safe. The diameter measurements are 28.5cm – £45 from John Lewis & Partners. Product code: 68258136.
Designed by Bluebellgray
Danish brand, GreenGate, has created this elegant Simone Three Tier Cake Stand. The stoneware circular plates are decorated with a delicate floral pattern in soft pastel hues. The middle plate has a beautiful blue edge for additional interest. The design conjures up nostalgic tea parties of yesteryear thanks to the vintage decoration. This stand has a silver chrome stem and a handle running through the plates. The overall height is 39cm – £55 from Houseology. Product code: GG0725.
Designed by GreenGate
Royal Albert has been making fine bone china teaware since 1904. The brand is feminine, fun and quintessentially English. They have teamed up with Victoria Secrets model, Miranda Kerr, who has designed the Friendship collection which includes teapots, teacups and more. The dreamy design features peonies with butterflies in pastel pinks and baby blues. The cake stand is made up of three designs, the bottom plate is called Devotion, the middle is Gratitude and the top is Joy. The plates are made from fine bone china. This is not dishwasher or microwave safe so do handle with care. The measurements are 60cm high, 27cm wide and 27cm in depth – £65 from House of Fraser. Product code: 197365222.
Designed by Miranda Kerr for Royal Albert
The Betty Vintage Fine Bone China Cake Stand is made by British brand, Bettimay, who are dotty about vintage designs. You’ll find their ravishing rose print in four colour options; sherbet pip, sherbet lemon, strawberry lace and mint cream. The bottom plate is more heavily decorated than the middle and top plates which are a nice contrast. These plates all have a gorgeous gilt gold edging which matches the central stem and handle colour. When not in use this would look fabulous adorning a rustic kitchen cabinet, dresser or sideboard. The plates are fine bone china which you need to wash by hand. The measurements are 35cm high and the bottom plate is 27cm in diameter – £80 by Bettimay at notonthehighstreet.com. Product code: 477631.
Designed by Bettimay
Two Tier Floral Cake Stands
If you’d prefer two plates rather than three, you’ll love wonderful Wedgwood Cuckoo Two Tier Cake Stand instead. The fine bone china plates are decorated with pink and blue Chinoiserie floral designed along with tiled detailing. The central stem and handle are in gold for a stately finish which matches the edging on the plates. You can put the plates in the dishwasher but not the microwave. This stand comes packaged in a beautiful blue and gold box bearing hearts and the Wedgwood name so it is ready to give as a gift. The measurements are 24cm high and 20cm in diameter – £65 from Harrods. Product code: 4211757.
Designed by Wedgwood
Another Wedgwood design is the Daisy Tea Story Two Tier Cake Stand. This one features a very romantic floral design in with blue, brown and russet colours with gold detailing. Each plate has its own special pattern featuring dainty daisy flowers alongside larger floral blooms. These are made from fine bone china which you can put in the dishwasher. The stand comes in a gift box which is handy. The measurements are 24cm high and 21cm wide – £70 from Amara. Product code: not listed.
Designed by Wedgwood
Single Tier Floral Cake Stands
Fans of big cakes will prefer these simple single stands. The Portmeirion Water Garden Cake Stand is bursting with flowers in fresh spring colours against a pristine white background. It’s made from porcelain which needs to be hand washed. If you like this design, you can buy more products from the collection which includes plates, bowls, jugs, mugs, and cups. The measurements for the cake stand are 8.5cm high and 25cm wide – £22 from The Brilliant Gift Shop. Product code: JK953MQ.
Designed by Portmeirion
Liberty print fans will love the Betsy Cake Stand. This features the Flowers of Liberty pattern which has been stencilled by hand using a method that has been developed over many years. The stand has been made by a family-run pottery business located in the Cotswolds. You’ll find the Liberty stamp underneath. This can be placed in the dishwasher and microwave. The measurements are 11cm high and 27cm in diameter – £69.95 from Liberty London. Product code: 106972.
Designed by Liberty London
Emma Bridgewater is famous for her relaxed and colourful pottery. The Rose and Bee Cake Stand is a great example of her pretty patterns that are created to cheer up our lives. You’ll find pink roses displayed on the plate surface with a blue edging. The stand is also decorated for additional interest. It is made from English Earthenware in Stoke-on-Trent. You can put the stand in the dishwasher and microwave. The measurements are 9cm high and 27cm in diameter – £59.95 from Emma Bridgewater. Product code: 1rab010070.
Designed by Emma Bridgewater
Where to Buy Floral Cake Stands
All these stands are available to buy online at the following retailers.
Oliver Bonas Ltd: Oliver Bonas Ltd Link
John Lewis & Partners: John Lewis & Partners Link
Houseology: Houseology Link
House of Fraser: House of Fraser Link
Bettimay at notonthehighstreet.com: notonthehighstreet.com Link
Harrods: Harrods Link
Amara: Amara Link
The Brilliant Gift Shop: The Brilliant Gift Shop Link
Liberty London: Liberty London Link
Emma Bridgewater: Emma Bridgewater Link
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Oliver Bonas Ltd, John Lewis & Partners, Houseology, House of Fraser, Bettimay, Harrods, Amara, The Brilliant Gift Shop, Liberty London and Emma Bridgewater. Thanks: No one assisted with this feature. Disclosure: This feature includes the following affiliate partners – Oliver Bonas Ltd, John Lewis & Partners, notonthehighstreet.com, Amara, Liberty London and Emma Bridgewater (if you click through from my website and purchase items from the affiliates I will earn a small commission).