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,; cake toppers: bat cake toppers, $15 for a mixed set of 5 (includes moon),; Candy: hard candy sticks, $16 for 80 pieces,; Gum balls, $8 for ½ pound and rock candy sticks, $3 each, both; Containers (from left) 2-section container, $9,; cheers dessert bowl, $40 for a set of 4,; Luxe Moderne flutes, $72 for a set of 4,; Hats: mini witch hats, $13 for a set of 8,; Mask: cat mask, $12,; Pumpkins: (large) Tiger Cub pumpkins, $30 for a set of 2,; (small) miniature pumpkins, $13 for a set of 16,; Votive candle: colored votives, $40 for a mixed set of 12,

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,; Bowl: clay bowl, $28,; Canister: Hawkins New York utility canister, $50,; Garlic keeper: copper garlic keeper, $15,; Oil bottle: Frantoio Muraglia extra-virgin olive oil in striped bottle, $50,; Salt and pepper mills: Marlux salt and pepper mills, $39 each,; Vinegar bottle: copper bottle, $39 for oil and vinegar bottle set,; Whisks: (from left) for a similar look, try OXO Good Grips whisk, $16,; aqua whisk, $4,

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,; Candle: Live Colorfully candles, $45 for a set of 3,; Container: pencil cup, $8,; Dish: ring dish, $34,; Hand cream and body cream: Compagnie de Provence Extra Pur My Travel Essentials set, $67.50,; Soap: Marbles bar soap, $9.50, and Papiers Fantaisie gift soap, $6, both; Toothbrushes: CS 5460 toothbrushes, $7 each,; Toothpaste: Marvis toothpaste, $7,; Vase: Pure Glass bud vase, $9,

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

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