3 Easy Cake Stand Centerpiece Ideas for Christmas

These cake stand centerpieces are adorable enough to take your tablescape game to new heights.

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Cake Stand Centerpiece Ideas
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You work tirelessly to assemble the ultimate holiday meal, so why not take a little time to craft a centerpiece to top off the holiday table? These three adorable table-toppers use cake stands for their height and are as fun to assemble as they are to look at. Get the kids involved for a festive afternoon activity or treat yourself to a little crafting alone time.

Super Sweet Cabin Centerpiece

Photo by: Yasmin Murphy

Yasmin Murphy

Materials Needed

  • cake stand
  • gingerbread house
  • royal icing
  • piping bag and tip
  • slivered almonds
  • peppermint candies
  • cinnamon candies
  • graham crackers
  • shredded coconut

For this crafty confection’s base, pick a cake stand that has high sides to help hold everything together. To save time, we chose to use a pre-built gingerbread house. Center it atop the cake stand and begin covering the roof with slivered almond shingles. Do this by piping a thin line of royal icing and pressing the almond slices in place (Image 1). Start at the bottom and work toward the top, slightly overlapping as you move upward. Finish off the roof’s peak with a line of peppermint candies. Continue dressing up your gingerbread house in your desired style (Images 2 & 3). We recommend tracing the existing lines with icing, trimming windows and doors with cinnamon candies and trimming the roofline with a couple of rosemary sprigs. To polish off the adorable abode, spoon on a crushed graham cracker walkway and a yard full of shredded coconut snow (Images 4 & 5).

Winter Wonderland Centerpiece

Photo by: Yasmin Murphy

Yasmin Murphy

Materials Needed

  • cake stand
  • river pebbles
  • faux snow
  • ceramic trees
  • preserved moss
  • fairy garden accents
  • reindeer and sleigh decorations

If you love fairy gardens as much as we do, you’re always game to put one together wherever you can. Why not as a wintery centerpiece? To build this table topper, start with a rustic cake stand such as a wood slice. Line up two parallel curving rows of river pebbles across the center of the stand, then fill in the middle using faux snow (Images 1 & 2). Adorn the additional space with ceramic trees, preserved moss and fairy garden accoutrement, followed by a few reindeer and a sleigh on the peaceful path (Images 3-5).

Glowing Glampground Centerpiece

Photo by: Yasmin Murphy

Yasmin Murphy

Materials Needed

  • cake stand
  • battery-powered LED string lights
  • faux snow
  • pink trees
  • camper ornament
  • glass cloche (optional)

A green milk glass cake stand works perfectly for this glowing glampround. To achieve a warm, ambient glow, place some battery-powered LED string lights on the cake stand and secure with tape (Image 1). Fully cover the lights and battery pack using faux snow, then top off the snow with a few pink Christmas trees and a luxurious glamping trailer ornament (Images 2-4). Take the look one step further by topping off with a glass cloche for a snow globe effect.

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