Cute-as-Pie Cake Stand Decorating Ideas

Elevate everyday items with these stylish little displays from HGTV Magazine.

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Photo By: Ben Goldstein

Photo By: Ben Goldstein

Photo By: Ben Goldstein

Photo By: Ben Goldstein

Halloween Treats

Not the type to transform your entire home into a haunted house? Show off an edited selection of candy and pumpkins in a single stylish spot.

Cake stand: Cobble Spot On Ruffle cake stand, $65, coton-colors.com; cake toppers: bat cake toppers, $15 for a mixed set of 5 (includes moon), merimeri.com; Candy: hard candy sticks, $16 for 80 pieces, orientaltrading.com; Gum balls, $8 for ½ pound and rock candy sticks, $3 each, both dylanscandybar.com; Containers (from left) 2-section container, $9, containerstore.com; cheers dessert bowl, $40 for a set of 4, mikasa.com; Luxe Moderne flutes, $72 for a set of 4, rosannainc.com; Hats: mini witch hats, $13 for a set of 8, merimeri.com; Mask: cat mask, $12, sugarpaper.com; Pumpkins: (large) Tiger Cub pumpkins, $30 for a set of 2, funkins.com; (small) miniature pumpkins, $13 for a set of 16, factorydirectcraft.com; Votive candle: colored votives, $40 for a mixed set of 12, williams-sonoma.com

Salad Dressing Staples

Bottled dressing just can’t compare to the homemade kind. Keep all the ingredients together and you’ll be more likely to whip up a batch!

Cake stand: mango platter, $46, dejumo.com; Bowl: clay bowl, $28, samanthaboothart.etsy.com; Canister: Hawkins New York utility canister, $50, needsupply.com; Garlic keeper: copper garlic keeper, $15, worldmarket.com; Oil bottle: Frantoio Muraglia extra-virgin olive oil in striped bottle, $50, williams-sonoma.com; Salt and pepper mills: Marlux salt and pepper mills, $39 each, maison-midi.com; Vinegar bottle: copper bottle, $39 for oil and vinegar bottle set, westelm.com; Whisks: (from left) for a similar look, try OXO Good Grips whisk, $16, wayfair.com; aqua whisk, $4, worldmarket.com

Guest Bath Goodies

Bath essentials don’t have to be bland. This group features sweet-smelling soap and hand cream plus toothbrushes in a fun hot pink and cobalt blue palette.

Cake stand: Crow Canyon Home Splatter cake stand, $34, roveandswig.com; Candle: Live Colorfully candles, $45 for a set of 3, katespade.com; Container: pencil cup, $8, cb2.com; Dish: ring dish, $34, suiteonestudio.com; Hand cream and body cream: Compagnie de Provence Extra Pur My Travel Essentials set, $67.50, esbellebeauty.com; Soap: Marbles bar soap, $9.50, and Papiers Fantaisie gift soap, $6, both mistralsoap.com; Toothbrushes: CS 5460 toothbrushes, $7 each, curaprox.com; Toothpaste: Marvis toothpaste, $7, amazon.com; Vase: Pure Glass bud vase, $9, westelm.com

Stationary Supplies

Extra greeting cards along with pens and stamps make an adorable arrangement. And you won’t have to run out to buy a last-minute b-day card or thank-you note.

Cake stand: Amalfi Décor Jocelyn cake stand, $43, houzz.com; Cards (from front to back): Ombre Hello cards, $12 for a set of 12, designworksink.com; Thanks card, $6, sugarpaper.com; Many Thanks No.2 card, $5, amyheitman.com; Papel Picado card, $5, idlewildco.com; Lined love note, $6.50, parkerthatch.com; Cup: Line planter, $20, lunareece.com; Letter sorter: copper wire letter sorter, $7, bedbathandbeyond.com; Notebook: Cactus notebooks, $11 for a mixed set of 3, hadronepoch.com; Paper clips: Meri Meri Tassel paper clips, $8 for a mixed set of 6, bando.com; Pens (from left): Grid Luxe pen, Banana Leaf Luxe pen, and Prickly Pear Luxe pen, $12 each, all idlewildco.com; Stickers: Colorful Happy Birthday stickers, $3 for a set of 24, and Gold Foil Thanks stickers, $4 for a set of 24, both papersource.com

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