thrifted cake stand


I found this thrifted cake stand when I was out and about looking for Christmas presents last month at my favorite thrift store.

It was only $15!


This cake stand is an oldie but a goody and I wrapped it in about 10 layers of newspaper to bring it home, threatening my children with instant death if they even looked upon it.

I’ve been searching for one of these for a long, long time.

Not so much because I have freshly made homemade cake on the counter for my kids when they get home from school, but because there are fewer things more beautiful than a nicely accessorized cake dome.  I filled it with Christmas tree ornaments over the holidays and have great plans for it in the coming months, of which I will surely keep you appraised.

Found anything good lately yourself?

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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. rachel :

    I have my granny’s glass cake dome, it’s one of my favorite things.

    I love that one and you got a STEAL for $15~!!!!


    • Allison :

      Oh how special to have your grandmother’s cake dome, I love that.

  2. kalanicut :

    A great find! I was just wishing for one of these the other day when I made a cake. I asked myself why I have never gotten one of these. Why self? Why? You’ve inspired me. :) Have a great weekend.

    • Allison :

      Self, you need to get one of those asap.

      Happy weekend yourself!

  3. Jessica @ One Shiny Star :

    I have a similar cake stand – turn it upside down and it can be a punch bowl too. :) But I got mine at Bed Bath & Beyond with a gift card from my wedding. lol.

    I don’t do much shopping, so I haven’t found anything good – but I’ll probably be doing my baby shopping at thrift/consignment stores to start out.

    • Allison :

      I did MOST of my baby shopping at thrift stores and found some really cool stuff, it’s a good way to go.

  4. ellen patton :

    I’m always on the look out for Pyrex, cake plates, recipe books, aprons and typewriters. There are lots of cool antique shops in New England (thank goodness).

    • Allison :

      Typewriters! There’s something I haven’t found in… well….ever. I’d like one.

      I’d give my right arm to go thrifting in New England, truly.

    • Allison :

      Mercy, you shouldn’t have shown me that.

      p.s. I’m always craving cake.

  5. jane :

    I want a pretty cake dome. you better hope I don’t come to utah. yours might disappear.

    • Allison :

      I’ll trade you a cupcake stand for a cake dome.


  6. Tina :

    I love thrift store shopping. I got a gravy boat right before Thanksgiving for $2. $2! Seriously….

    I also wanted to share my new all-time favorite cake stand. I’ve been looking for wedding ideas and recently came across this one. It’s a tree stump! Whoever thought of that is AMAZING.

    • Allison :


      That tree stump is gorgeous, I love that.

  7. Andrea P. :

    My comment is a slight duplicate of a few other comments already up. Unless you can find a symbol indicating otherwise, your EXACT cake stand is $10 at Target. I have one and it’s my favorite “cheap but nice” wedding gift to give (my MIL got one for Mother’s day last year). I don’t see it on Target’s website, but it’s just like the Bed Bath and Beyond one that was linked up above, but smooth and clear like yours.

    So, for all the cake dome lovers, if you want it fluted, go to BBB (I’ve also seen it there smooth) and if you want it smooth, check out Target! Only $10!

    (Sorry Allison, I’m not trying to pee on your parade!)

    • Allison :

      It’s alright, I don’t feel peed on.

      I love the multi-purposeness of a cake stand/punch bowl, although I’d use the punch bowl but once a year.

  8. Andrea P. :

    Oh, and flip the base and top and you can use it as a punch bowl. My younger sister amazes people by saying, “Yeah, I have a punch bowl you can use.” (She got the fluted one from BBB for her wedding.)

    • Allison :

      I mean, that’s just fancy.

  9. Katrina :

    I have felt the need to go to the NEW ReStore on the other side of town.. Thanks for the reminder Allison! Have you been to a ReStore before? One of the goals of this year is to get my blog in gear, maybe I will start with a post from there :)

    • Allison :

      I’ve always wanted to go in there, but I never had.

      Do it and let me know what you think.

  10. Claire :

    The Target one mentioned above is made by Anchor Hocking (sp)? I got it back before Thanksgiving and I LOVE it. It has some character to it and it displays all of my homemade bundt pound cakes beautifully.

    • Allison :

      Homemade bundt cakes. Of course.

      You’re fabulous Claire!

    • Allison :

      What a great find/idea. Love that!

      I’m such a treasure hunter. Half the fun is the hunt isn’t it?

  11. Maria :

    I am obsessed with thrift shopping, especially for dishes. Great find!

    • Allison :


      We need to make a day of it. Kami from No Biggie is a huge thrifter too and we’ve been wanting to do an all over Utah day. Let’s do it!

  12. Hello Lucky Holly :

    I found some gorgeous mid sized crystal lettuce leaf salad bowls for 50c each! I spotted them then looked around self consciously to be sure no one else was swooping in the grab them too!

    • Allison :

      I’ve gotten a little aggressive before thrifting. It’s okay, embrace it. Love it.