Martha Stewart Cake stand giveaway

Darcy Miller, Editorial Director of Martha Stewart Weddings and I have known each other for years, so when she invited Lauren and me to a a very special ‘Piece of Cake’ breakfast event in the test kitchens of the Martha Stewart offices, I jumped at the chance. Full disclosure: I also had advance notice that they would be serving the latest breakfast obsession, cronuts, the half-croissant, half-donut hybrid that everyone is talking about. The cronuts did not disappoint, but the show-stoppers were the absolutely beautiful cake stands from the Martha Stewart Collection at Macy’s. They’re gorgeous! Darcy lined the little bird dome covered beauties all the way down a long table runner, then used the larger white with gold trim cake stands to contain favors for a bridal shower, and even a tempting cookie “jar” to entice the back to school crowd.marthacakes We were challenged to come up with our own take on how to use one of the cake stands from the collection, and Lauren immediately came up with a pretty sweet idea. It’s the perfect thing to display her growing nail polish collection.  nailpolishcakestand1 Seriously, though, I’ve been a collector of cake stands, old and new for as long as I can remember, and Martha’s collection at Macy’s is really special. Many of the pieces have gold trim on them, which is a nice modern take on a traditional form. If you’ve got a wedding, birthday, or even a house warming, these cake stands are a wonderful gift.chanelpolish1A few of our favorite Martha cake standsck4If you’d like to join the giveaway to win a $50 gift card towards your own Macy’s Martha Stewart Collection cake stand, all you have to do is leave a comment about your own inspired idea for using a cake stand. If you’re feeling ambitious, send us a photo. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  • Meg S

    I think it would be really cute to have a cake stand in your bathroom with all your perfumes and pretty bottles on it!

  • Sara

    I’d would love to use this stand to store jewelry on a vanity!

  • lisa

    I would use on the dinning table for piling up french bread with melted cheese!

  • Terri

    My daughter is having a candy/dessert table at her wedding next year. Would love to win this!!

  • CB

    Would love to use some of these for our wedding’s dessert table – filled with pies!

  • Kiminap

    Baby girl’s 10th birthday sparkle cupcakes!!

  • Jamie

    I’d place one in my bathroom to display and protect a few precious and decorative items.

  • Catherine

    i love to use them as a cloche for cheese!

  • Lauren

    Might inspire me to bake a cake. I have never done one.

  • Amanabanana

    To display a beautiful birds nest and ceramic robin eggs!

  • Christina

    I love cake stands! If I win I would use it in my kitchen to store a small succlent with dish towel, hand soap, and a small candle

  • dwellbycheryl

    I’m starting to look ahead to fall and could see displaying pine cones in a cake stand.

  • Molly E

    I love to scatter fall leaves on my stand and place a perfect, round pumpkin in the middle for a fall centerpiece!

  • Ashley Callen

    I use it for cupcakes, cheese & crackers, fruit (dried or grapes). Thanks!

  • Krista Mercer

    I love cakestands! If I win, I think I would put it to alternative use in my 5-year-old daughter’s bedroom – the perfect way to display “up high” all those darling knick-knacks!

  • Leona D

    Thinking ahead to Christmas, I would include some colorful green ball ornaments under the cloche.

  • DanielleW

    I would put a smaller cake stand on it so it is two tier and use for little cakes or sandwiches.

  • Kristen Day

    I love to stack different types of cookies on my cake stand.

  • The Vintique Object

    I’ve always wanted to use one for what Martha suggested in one of her “Good Things” articles awhile back — as a place to corral all the little things that accumulate next to the sink.

  • Laura O.

    I will use it to set up some atum ornaments for the coming season.

  • Melissa

    I love the idea of using a cake stand for displaying nail polish. I think another great use would be to use it to display some gords for fall, which is just around the corner!

  • jenny

    Looking ahead to the holidays….I would stack gingerbread men cookies or all white coconut cupcakes on the stand and then decorate the glass dome( using a wet erase white chalk marker ) with little falling snowflakes or dots to simulate a snow globe effect . Or put a small gingerbread house on the stand and do the same with the glass dome so it looked like an enchanting woodsy winter scene.

  • rachel

    I like the dresser display idea — putting my perfumes on top! Or as a pretty decorative item in my living room.

  • Madeline Osigian

    I would use a pretty cake stand for elevating a stack of antique books or corralling jewelry.

    Madeline

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  • Betty Barlow

    I often have pillar candles on a tall cake stand on my dining table…sometimes add greenery, blossoms in tiny vases, round balls, etc. Great giveaway!

  • Calli

    I use a cake stand with a ribbon on my vanity for my perfume and cuter makeup items!

  • Emma

    I think it would simply inspire me to bake more cakes! And keep it on display on my kitchen shelves in the meantime.

  • Lauren

    Congratulations to Betty Barlow. You are our winner!