Cut Your Own
The rough bark edging and natural brown colors of a wood cake stand make layers of colorful frosting, or even the sides of a naked wedding cake really pop. In some parts of the country, you can go out back and slice your own cake stand. However, in other parts of the country (like in the heart of New York city) it is more feasible and convenient to buy one. That said, a lot of the wood available in the United States is actually cut overseas in very unsustainable ways, and comes with a large carbon footprint from the international transportation. Here are some great made in America, sustainably harvested cake stand options to consider - along with stunning inspiration to help you envision how they can make your green wedding even more lovely.
Thick Wood Slab Cake Stands
While some brides prefer pedestal cake stands, slab cake stands are generally less expensive and require no glue, nails, etc. - making them extra eco-friendly. Thin wood slices work well for petite desserts like cookies and cakes, but thick wood slice cake stands provide a beautiful base for both wide and tall wedding cakes. The thicker cut of these wood slabs really showcases the texture of the organic bark edging.
Classic Pedestal Wood Cake Stands
Clustering a set of wood cake stands with tree trunk bases of varying heights creates a dynamic woodland display for your cakes or wedding desserts. Add a burlap table runner to further invoke the forest floor using a sustainable fabric.
White Birch Cake Stands
If you love the look of rough wood, but want a lighter color palette for your wedding dessert display, this white birch cake stand is the perfect choice. Birch is a local, American species that has a distinctive light bark with a beautiful texture. Bright color fruits look particularly fabulous when set on top of the wood from this snowy tree species.
Modern Rough Wood Cupcake Tier Stand
If you are planing to serve cupcakes instead of a larger wedding cake and want to create a vertical display, these rough wood shelves are ideal. The dark bark edges define each layer and the wood shelves are large enough for oversized cupcakes and standard cupcakes alike. Put a few of these together to create a banquet for the eyes. The best part is that after your wedding, this wood cupcake stand can be reused in your home to display photos, spices or small plants.
Individual Wood Slice Cupcake Holders
Let your dessert do double duty as your wedding table decor, seating cards, or table numbers by using individual mini slabs at each place setting or grouped together in the center of your reception table. These mini wood slices are perfect for holding a small wedding cake, oversized cupcake or beeswax pillar candle and can complete your rustic wedding theme.