This guide aims to help you get to grips with the basics of cake presentation, looking at quick and easy ways to make your bakes stand out from the crowd, ways in which you can create grand centrepieces, and the difference between cake boards and cake drums!
The fun doesn't stop after baking and decorating your cake! Whether you want to show it off to your excited recipient on a grand scale or wrap it up as a little surprise, there are so many simple ways to present and transport your cake. To help out, we've put together a little list of useful presentation and packaging ideas to inspire you.
Cake drums measure around 12mm in thickness and are used as the base of cakes for added support. Not only practical for transportation, cake drums are available in a variety of shapes and are usually covered in beautiful silver, gold or coloured foiling. Finish off with ribbon around the edge to ensure the display of your cake is as gorgeous as the cake itself.
To display your cake creation in the most extravagant way possible, cake stands are designed to enhance and show off your show-stopper. Available in a multitude of sizes, designs and materials, there are cake stands for rounded cakes, tiered cakes, cupcakes and more, as well as for all manner of celebratory occasions so that you can deliver your cakes in style.
Buying a cake pop stand is essential if you want to bake batches of cake pops – although cake pops are a fun idea, the sticks aren't designed entirely well to support themselves. Similarly to cake stands, cake pop stands are available in a whole host of designs, materials and sizes so that you can present and transport a huge amount of cake pops in an innovative, elegant way.
If you've ever tried to transport a decorated cake, you'll understand the pain of finding a smudged, lop-sided design at the end of the trip. Cake caddies are specifically designed to prevent that, allowing you to decorate, transport and serve your creation in a secure way. Available in a variety of shapes and sizes, you'll be able to protect a wide range of cakes over and over again.
Allowing you to deliver that perfect celebratory treat in a professional patisserie-like manner, cake boxes are generally constructed from cardboard and can feature an abundance of different designs. Available in an incredible range of sizes to suit smaller cupcakes or larger baked treats, cake boxes are as practical as they are exciting, allowing you to enhance the look of your cake creations.
Perfect for presenting smaller baked goods, treat bags are a refined way to give a scrumptious gift. Generally made from food-safe cellophane, these bags are available either plain or patterned with pretty foil-like designs or prints, and can be bought in a variety of sizes to suit your requirements. Once filled, tie a bow with pretty ribbon at the top for a truly opulent look.