We eat with our eyes before anything else, so if you’re serving sweet treats at your wedding, you’ll want to create a delicious display. Here’s how to style a cake table or dessert station…

cake tipi how to style a cake table

Get Creative

Gone are the days when your wedding cake had to be a) just a cake or b) presented on a small round table topped with a plain white linen tablecloth. As you can see from the images throughout this post, there are lots of unusual ways to display cakes and desserts. You don’t have to use a standard cake table, or even a traditional cake stand.   

hanging cake table

Style It Up

Make your cake or dessert table a real focal point with fabric backdrops, bespoke signage or even a cake tipi (available to hire from Knots & Kisses). If space is limited, make sure there’s a beautiful runner, some florals and a couple of gorgeous candles to dress the cake table.

If you’re creating a dessert station or serving multiple cakes, think about levels. Use cake stands, boxes and crates to display things at different heights. You can also use a range of vessels and serving dishes to present things, especially smaller items like macarons.

dessert station

Encourage Collaboration

If you’ve called in a professional Wedding Stylist like me, be sure to connect them with your Cake Designer so they can work closely together and figure out what will best suit the cake or desserts that are being created

dark moody wedding dessert station

I hope this post inspires you as you contemplate your cake situation! If you’d like more ideas and advice, my ‘Getting Started’ consultation-only wedding styling service could be just what you need. Find out more here.

Photo Credits :

Modern Prairie Cake Table – Photographer // Yeti Photography, Cake Designer // Edible Essence

Wild Dartmoor Cake Tipi – Photographer // Clare Kinchin Photography, Cake Designer // Claire Makes Cakes, Florist // Joanna Game

Dark Decadence Dessert Table – Photographer // Daze of Glory, Cake Designer // Kate Alexandra

Dessert Station – Photographer // Clare Kinchin Photography, Cake Designer // Edible Essence, Florist // Brompton Buds

Hanging Cake – Photographer // Helen Lisk Photography, Cake Designer // Edible Essence, Florist // Blooming Divine