Pretty Pedestals


Take a look at these beautiful cake stands. That is if you can see past the skyline of sweets. I absolutely love this photo. Love it. I wish I could enlarge it and wallpaper my kitchen with it. This photo and the rest in this post (taken by Ashley Rose Photography) are photos of cakes from my friend Melody’s shop, My Sweet & Saucy. We’ve been internet buds from way back when I had a address. And since then, she’s gone from blogger herself, to superstar baker, making the most gorgeous cakes and working with the likes of Tori Spelling, Miley Cyrus and more. I just wish she wasn’t all the way in California. Actually, it’s a good thing I’m not in driving distance. For my waistline anyway.


Oh dear. I need a pink ruffle cake in my life.



Look at all these cakes. I mean pedestals. Big ones. Little ones. Tall ones. Short ones.

Melody also has an online store where you can find them all in one place.


Yes, pedestals. Like this pretty little pink one. Perfect for a petite little cake.


Or stack two and you can fill it with sweet little treats.


Wait, you mean you don’t have a large and small pink glass pedestal or a sweet glass dome?

That’s terrible. Unthinkable.

Would you like one? I mean all three pieces in the photo above?

I thought you might.

Melody is giving them away to one of my readers. Yippee! Thanks Melody!

Enter for a chance to win this dome and two pretty pink pedestals.

  • Just leave a comment on this post and tell me the last occasion you celebrated with cake. Easy!
  • Deadline to enter is Wednesday, March 30 at 8 pm ET. Sorry, Time’s Up! Winner announced below.
  • One winner will be chosen at random* and announced sometime Wednesday evening on this post.

Good Luck!

Satisfy your sweet tooth and check out Melody’s stuff.

My Sweet & Saucy Supply – cake stands, and platters and bow;s, oh my!
My Sweet & Saucy Shop – the bakery
My Sweet & Saucy Blog – filled with tons of beautiful event and dessert table photos.

Other Credits: Ashley Rose – photography, The Loveliest Day – event design & styling, Found – vintage rentals, and Olive Hue – paper goods.

YAY! I picked a winner.

Duh, dah, dah… and the new owner of beautiful new pink pedestals and a glass done to top it off is… Comment #4838!


Congratulations Gloria!

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  1. Cupcakes – for my BDay on March 19

  2. Last night!! For my friend’s birthday I made a chocolate cake with mocha milk chocolate frosting and white chocolate curls. It would have looked BEAUTIFUL on that large pink stand!!

  3. A co-workers baby shower. It was “alice in wonderland” themed and had the cutest decorations EVER!!!

  4. the last time i celebrated with cake was when i had red velvet cake with my friend – we bakes it ourselves – and we were celebrating it being Friday :D

  5. The last time was for my sweet little grandson’s 1st birthday. My daughter made him an adorable cake with polka dots and a duck on top holding a birthday cupcake with the number 1 in it! Too cute!!

  6. Last celebration was my husband’s 50th birthday–with a cherry pie!

  7. Last Thursday when I was elected president of my son’s school PTA.

  8. So pretty!

    Our last cake here was my birthday in February. :)

  9. I just made my husbands 30th birthday cake for the party I threw him. It was a blast and the best part was cutting into and eating the delicious cake! Now, I’m going to go have leftovers!

  10. I made a chocolate cake to celebrate my brother’s birthday a few weeks ago!

  11. I had a cupcake yesterday from a local cupcake shop. It was the first time buying from a cupcake store and I have to say that I’ll stick with making my own instead of buying! So, since I’ll be making lots of cupcakes from now on, I really should buy a few more cupcake stands.

  12. Buckeye cupcakes for the basketball game this weekend :)

  13. We celebrated my 30th birthday with a red velvet cake at work! Yum-o!!!

  14. A friend’s daughter’s wedding a few weeks ago. Passed on the wedding cake, but the groom’s cake was chocolate mousse cake. Nummies!

  15. At my sisters bday party a couple of weeks ago :)

  16. It’s been a while since I baked a cake at home! That beautiful cake stand would defiantly inspire me!!

  17. I had apple spice cake with caramel icing tonight with my husband. Everyday is a party– celebrate with cake!!!!!!

  18. My nieces 2nd birthday. I was to make the cakes. They tasted great but looked awful. I ended up giving up in tears and ordering cupcakes.

  19. Oh wow, how lovely!

    I celebrated my birthday two weeks ago. I made a vegan maple cake and my roomie made some scrumptious maple frosting!

  20. My husband and I celebrated our one year anniversary with cake! The wedding cake was still delicious – even though it had been in the freezer for a year. :)

  21. We celebrated my husbands birthday on a white pedestal on march 10.. 2 days late :) he blew his candles out as he held our 1 month old son! It was so fun to celebrate the first bday as a parent! :)

  22. My beautiful granddaughter Katelyn’s third birthday this past weekend!

  23. Valentines Day! Red Velvet cake with cream cheese frosting.

  24. My daughter’s 2nd birthday :)

  25. My parents’ 40th Anniversary in Jan… Gosh, it’s been too long! Time to make cupcakes tonight:)

  26. My combo birthday party with my aunt and cousin last month… my cousin’s blue-ribbon winning carrot cake with cream cheese icing drizzled with chocolate!

  27. My little brother’s 30th birthday!

  28. At my great nephew adoption, we are so lucky to have him in the family!!!!

  29. We got a cake to celebrate everyday life a few weeks ago. I think watching Cake Boss helped.

  30. My 40th!!! =)

  31. My sister’s birthday was this month. We had a delicious chocolate mint cake my mom made! :)

  32. Oh boy, I’d love to win this. It is my new hobby to make special flavor from scratch cakes for my friends as random and unexpected gifts. I just made a chocolate spice cake for my very very pregnant friend so she and her husband could enjoy the “calm before it gets crazy”. Cakes are such a special surprise and this would help make them more special.

  33. My Mother’s birthday. What amazing cake stands- I love them all! Thanks.

  34. my brother’s birthday – I made a chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream frosting :)

  35. a church event! thanks for a great giveaway!

  36. Who needs a celebration to eat cake?? =) I indulged in a red velvet cake tonight. Yum!

  37. My cousin’s birthday this past weekend!

    Oh, I hope I win! I love My Sweet & Saucy! :)

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  38. Last week when my co-worker Marian RETIRED!!

  39. Cupcakes, does that count? My first son’s 2nd birthday earlier this month!

  40. Celebrated a friends wedding recently!

    My birthday is in one week! :) So I’ll need a new one soon :)

    P.S. Prayers are still with you and your family and hope you’re feeling better!

  41. Sooo cute!

  42. The last time I enjoyed cake I shared my birthday with my blog. It was covered in polka dots and it was delicious. I’m sure it would have been even tastier on one of those cake stands! Adorable!

  43. The last occasion was my birthday (cake made by my sweet mama)!

  44. The last time I celebrated with cake was 2/27 when my baby girl turned two!

  45. My 5 year anniversary with my love :) !

  46. Just on the 18th! My little girl turned 6!

  47. Yesterday… because we had a great afternoon playing road hockey! GFCF vanilla choc chip with choc buttercream icing :P
    – Pam (Thorold, Ontario, Canada)

  48. My boss’ birthday last week.

    What beautiful cakes!

  49. I made a cake this afternoon! No real occasion, just a chance to bake with my daughter :)

  50. My husbands birthday! He doesn’t normally like cake but when I make him chocolate and chocolate he eats it up :)

  51. A weekend with 18 high school girls called for cake – just because!

  52. My son’s third birthday… But i’m thinking that I need to bake one just because…

  53. My daughter’s birthday in November!!!

  54. The last time I celebrated with cake was Friday night, end of the week pick me up :) I would love these cake stands since I’m getting married soon!!!

  55. a friend’s birthday! it was a battlestar galactica cake, these cake stands would definitely remedy that memory!

  56. A baby shower Sunday

  57. So cute! I celebrated my Brother’s 30th B-day with chocolate cake from Costco (I wasn’t in charge of the cake or it would have been homemade).

  58. I made a chocolate raspberry cake with raspberry buttercream frosting for my neighbor’s birthday. It was delicious and so pretty; I was really proud of it.

  59. my 24th birthday! these would be the perfect addition to my all pink kitchen!!!!!!!! :)

  60. Just because…..last Wednesday!!

  61. Yesterday I celebrated myself with 3 cupcakes! Does that count? lol :)

  62. My 28th wedding anniversary in February. beautiful images by the way.

  63. I threw my husband and his sister a double birthday party. Double the fun, double the cake! Yum!!

  64. Does cheesecake count? I made a chocolate chip one with chocolate graham cracker crust for Thanksgiving! To die for!

  65. Ummm… was probably someone else’s birthday because every time someone has one in our office I eat cake! It’s really not a good thing! But I do love me some cake!

  66. our last cake celebration was my daughter’s sixth birthday last week…. but really, who can limit cake to celebrations only??? NOT ME, lol. xoxo, buf

  67. The last occasion I celebrated with cake was my mother´s birthday in february …. :D

  68. I love those and need them too! We just celebrated my 17 year old daughter’s birthday with cake. Hope you are doing well. :)

  69. My college graduation dinner! Took me six long years to finish and let me tell you, that cake of accomplishment was sure worth the mountains of student loans I now have to start paying on! :)

  70. These pedestals are amazing! Technically the last time I had cake was a swoon worthy coffee cake that my 17 year old daughter made, it was so delicious! She made it just because and we enjoyed every last crumb!

  71. I wasn’t really a celebration, but I baked a cake that’s going to end up being our wedding cake! Vanilla bean cake with mango lime curd and Swiss buttercream. It was divine! And I’m planning a dessert table similar to this one for the reception, but I don’t have any sweet pink pedestals.

    And did I mention my name is also Melody? :D

  72. We celebrated the end of the week last week with a coconut cake…mmmmmmm. Love any reason to eat cake!

  73. Today… a coworker’s birthday! I made cupcakes and adorable cake pops!!!

  74. I celebrated my boyfriend’s promotion about a month ago with a cake!

  75. My dad’s bday on the 19th! :-)

  76. I made a guinness chocolate cupcakes with Bailey’s buttercream icing for St. Patty’s day… and I LOVE these cake pedestals!

  77. My last celebration with cake was my 40th birthday, last month…it took lots and lots and lots of cake.

  78. My last cake-day was for St. Patrick’s Day. I’m a bake-aholic and can’t help myself… any holiday is an excuse, and my co-workers love me all the more for it!

  79. Yesterday! At a friend’s b-day party!

  80. My friends threw me a puppy shower on Saturday…..we had PupCakes, cake and cake pops

  81. My 21st birthday with my family and those are sooooo cute, you can never have too much pink…Elle Woods is like my hero (even if she’s fictional)

  82. Celebration of a weekend, with choclate cupcakes! :)

  83. Too long ago! Perhaps if I get these pedestals then I’ll make it more often! haha.

  84. For my boyfriend’s birthday

  85. I made chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter icing for a friends birthday.

  86. I’ve been celebrating a lot lately! Cupcakes for dear friends’ bdays. How fun would that be to showcase my bday “gifts” on such cute pedestals?!

  87. My daughter was in a play! Any excuse for cream cheese frosting :-)

  88. I baked a cake in honor of running a 5 mile race. Perhaps that was counterproductive…

  89. My mother-in-law, sister-in-law and myself all had our birthdays last month! We had cake then! :):)

  90. I celebrate EVERY Friday with a cup’cake’ :)

  91. These are just beautiful. Oh my!

  92. We had a big meeting at work, so we all brought tasty treats. I made cupcake cones, mini cupcakes, and cookies and cream crisipies. Yummy! Made a marathon meeting go by faster! :)

  93. My sister’s birthday! And my niece’s 1st birthday is in three weeks… these would be the perfect addition to the dessert table! :)

  94. tonight when out of town guests left…finally my house back

  95. Hmmm… if cupcakes do NOT count, then my brother’s birthday in December. If cupcakes do count, then a week after Sprinkles Cupcakes came to DC (finally), I celebrated by buying some ;)

  96. Those stands are goooorgeous! Last occasion was Christmas (sad to say!). I made two coconut cakes and ate well more than my fair share..haha!

  97. Randomly to surprise my friend, who doesn’t like cake?

  98. We celebrated my son’s 9th birthday. It was a Karate theme, so I made a Karate Gi cake. :)

  99. I eat cake on a daily basis…the reason for celebration? I celebrate my passion for sugar! :)

  100. everyday is a celebration at my bakery!

  101. A co-worker’s birthday a week ago, and having cake this weekend to celebrate a niece and a nephew’s birthday!

  102. my friends birthday! =]

  103. The last occasion I celebrated with cake was a baby shower for a friend of mine.

  104. I last celebrated with an ice cream cake-made my first one ever- for my mother in laws birthday march 8th.

  105. My baby boy’s 9th birthday – last Friday!

  106. Yesterday for two birthdays! Life begins and ends with cake, doesn’t it?

  107. my dads birthday last night!!!

  108. Super cute.

  109. Every year my theatre group hosts a fundraising event, part of which is a cake competition. I would absolutely encorporate these into that competition and go for the “prettiest cake” award. (there’s also “best tasting” and “most awesome”).

  110. We celebrated my 30th birthday with my family on the 24th!!!

  111. my first girls night out (last saturday) since my daughter was born almost six months ago! i made a hummingbird cake with pineapple flowers!

  112. I had cake from my Aunt’s 4 tier beauteous wedding cake a few nights ago! DELISH.

  113. Wow, I bake on a weekly basis…so no real reason to make it other than just the joy of baking! :)

  114. I made your 14 layer cake Thursday evening to take to Bunco Friday! It was fabulously delicious and everyone was super impressed!

  115. My birthday last week! Yum.

  116. Hmm… the last time I celebrated with cake? Friday! Just ’cause… :)

  117. Wow, those are gorgeous! I made chocolate and red velvet cake for Valentine’s Day! Nothing fancy but I did make the cream cheese frosting from scratch. Hope you are doing well!

  118. My brother’s birthday! Thanks for sharing these beauties!

  119. It’s been awhile. We’ve been in cupcake land…but ironically tonight my 4yo requested that we celebrate with cake since he doesn’t like cupcakes. News to me! Reason: cake is bigger!

  120. At a 16th Birthday celebration. We also ate Cake Pops :)

  121. My sons 3rd Birthday party

  122. Celebrating my niece’s, nephew’s and son’s birthday all on the same day with their favorite cupcakes!

  123. my sister’s 20th birthday party! i made her a yellow cake with chocolate butter cream frosting. it was delicious. :)

  124. I had cake a few months ago for my birthday party! I LOVE these pedestals! Hope I win!!! :)

  125. A family friends’ gathering at my house with an amazing coffee store-bought cake and a very humble looking Japanese cheese cake I made.

  126. It’s been awhile since I usually make cupcakes instead. I think it was August for my son’s 7th b-day…my hubby and I made an R2-D2 cake.

  127. The last cake we had was for my b-day last month from my life long favo bakery. Always sooo good.

  128. Christening my new apartment with a rainbow cake! :)

  129. friends birthday!

  130. My sister’s birthday this past weekend–I made her a homemade crumb cake (heavy on the crumbs, yumyumyum) all to herself. 13×9 Pyrex just for her! :)

  131. We celebrated a perfectly stormy Saturday this past weekend with a Strawberry Swirl Cream Cheese Pound Cake.

  132. my nephews 1st birthday last month!

  133. My aunt’s birthday two weeks ago. Mmmm… cake…. :)

  134. That’s easy! My friend’s baby shower was the last cake I had. I’ve given it up for Lent (well sweets) so this would be a welcome way to bring it back in my life. :)

  135. Tonight! We made an Angel Food cake with White Fluffy Icing and Strawberries for my Dad’s 56th birthday per his request! :)

  136. I love all of her cakes! And of course love the pedestals! It’s been quite some time since I celebrated with cake, I’ve been on a cupcake frenzy lately. I think the last time might have been a work birthday party.

  137. On Saturday, at my grandson’s second birthday party. My daughter’s friend made him an amazing transportation-themed cake with a modeling chocolate helicopter on top. Too cute!

  138. Would love the pink one for my kiddo’s 5th birthday. We’ve bot some time though; she just celebrated her 4th on March 22nd!

  139. Beautiful! My 25th birthday :) Would have been much sweeter with one of those beauties!

  140. Oh i love these! The last occasion I celebrated with cake? My fiance was having a bad day and requested I make chocolate cake for cheering up. Not really a “celebration” but it definitely cheered him up!

  141. We just celebrated the life of a friend today. She was only 12 years old and died in a car accident last Tuesday. Since her family was unable to give her a wedding, they had a wedding cake at her funeral instead.

  142. Celebrated a quiet day a few weeks ago with a slice of lemon pound cake.. just the perfect end to a day.

  143. My sister’s baby shower

  144. Man, I can’t remember the last time we had cake. Guess I better whip one up to celebrate potty training my two year old this weekend. :D

  145. My sister made me a fabulous red velvet cake for my birthday! Delicious!

  146. I made St Patty’s Day cupcakes and took them to work!

  147. I baked my boyfriend a cake for his birthday last month. I used the yellow cake recipe from your site and made a honey cream cheese frosting to go with it! :)

  148. New friends of ours invited us over for dinner so I got inspired and made a two-layer carrot cake…delish!

  149. I made a cake for my parent’s Valentine’s Day party! :-) Carrot cake with cream cheese icing! :-) DELISH!

  150. My 21st birthday in Mexico. It was fantastic!!! Mexican food with a delicious chocolate cake.

  151. I made an ice cream cake for my daughter’s birthday. She likes ice cream better than cake so this way she gets her ice cream and we can still have cake for everyone else.

  152. My birthday, 8 days ago!

  153. My hubby & 4-year old made me a birthday cake for my 42nd b-day in February…best cake ever!!! :)

    Continuing to send you lots of happy thoughts & prayers!!!

    ~ Kathy C (Oregon)

  154. Such beautiful stands!! Last time I celebrated with cake was on Valentine’s Day. I am allergic to eggs so I made a vegan orange marmalade cake that was delicious!

  155. My hubby’s bday in Feb…with a strawberry jello cake – his favorite! :P

  156. My mom’s 80th birthday…Italian Creme Cake! Yum!

  157. I actually can’t remember… I’m trying to lose the baby weight. ;-) But I think it may have been the pumpkin spice cake trifle that I made for Thanksgiving…. it has cake in it so it counts right? ;-)

  158. The last time I had cake was over a month ago for my boyfriend’s birthday – far too long. I would love to live in your friend’s shop. So beautiful and so sweet!

  159. Ohhh! So pretty!!!! I like sparkles :)

    The occasion where I celebrated with cake… hm…. I had some cake the other night because I wanted some :-P haha The last REAL occasion, though, was my friend’s birthday last Thursday :)

  160. My son’s 1st birthday! I LOVE those ruffle cakes!!!!

  161. My daughters 7th birthday!!

  162. My husband’s 25th birthday 2 weeks ago!!

  163. My son’s first birthday – dirt cake! Ok…so not really a cake…but it’s in the name :)

  164. I celebrated a 75 pound weightloss by having a cheat day and eating an amazing carrot cake with loads of cream cheese icing. YUM!

  165. I had a nibble of my son’s slice of hummingbird cake just yesterday at our church’s fellowship lunch!

  166. My son’s birthday February. And there were three other cakes and birthdays that month – my mama, my mother-in-law and my daughter! So lots of cake in the last month.

  167. The last time I had cake was during my friend’s 22nd birthday party. One of my friends bought the birthday girl a mango cake, and another friend baked a triple mocha cake.

    I think I want to live inside Melody’s shop!!

  168. Me, me, me!! I feel like amazing cake stands are SO hard to find!

  169. I celebrate sugar every day! I have an addiction but right now I am in love with cupcakes.

  170. I made a German Chocolate Cake for my boyfriend who is now my ex-boyfriend. I don’t even like German Chocolate Cake! Thus I deserve a pretty cake stand! :)

  171. The last occasion celebrated with cake? Hump Day! Every Wednesday needs a little cake!

    PS – that ruffle cake is amazing!

  172. My son’s first birthday. :)

  173. Oh, I need this SO bad! I have been searching for a cute cake stand for months.
    I just had cake last night for my little boy’s FIRST Birthday.

    Sure hope I win!!!

  174. Made a pink, black and white cake for my Grandmother’s 90th birthday. These would have gone great!

  175. My son’s 2nd Birthday!!

  176. Swoon worthy, really! Love the pink domes.

  177. My Mother in Laws Birthday. My Sister in Law mad some fantastic chocolate cupcakes with a super rockin’ buttercream frosting.

  178. I celebrated the birth of my niece with a biiiig piece of cake! Joyous occasion with yummy cake!

    I hope you are doing better Bakerella!!!!

  179. Hi Bakerella.

    I’m a long time blog creeper. It’s nice to see some pretty cakes on your blog again.

    I’ve been thinking about you with all the health things you’re dealing with right now. You’re in my prayers each day. Hope all is well and you’re getting a chance to make some yummy cake pops.

    I was visiting Washington D.C. last weekend (my first time there!) and I saw that Starbucks is now selling cake pops! I thought that whomever made that executive decision must be a long time fan of your blog!

  180. Friday night date night with carrot cake!

  181. 2 sundays ago for friends’ birthdays! those pink macarons are so pretty!

  182. My brothers wedding last weekend! Yay!!

  183. I took a cake decorating class this fall and I LOVED it! Now I jump at the chance to make cakes whenever I can! The last cake I made was just this past weekend for my brother’s birthday.

  184. I made a key lime cake for my husband’s 22nd birthday! Yum :)

  185. The last celebration I celebrated with cake was our wedding 6 months ago. :o) I adore all her stands, they are too cute!

  186. My family celebrated my dad’s 50th birthday with carrot cake cheesecake. Delicious!

  187. My birthday!

  188. I celebrated with red velvet cupcakes when I unpacked my kitchen at our current home.

  189. We celebrated the arrival of our nephew, Wilson, a couple weeks ago!

  190. The last occasion I celebrated with cake was a baby shower for my little bundle of joy on the way in May!

  191. The last occasion that we celebrated with cake was my husband’s birthday in January. I would LOVE to have these cake stands for my daughter’s 3rd birthday in June!

  192. today in fact :) just a simple 5 minute cake in the microwave because i wanted some cake.

  193. I celebrated a friend’s 21st birthday today with Cookies & Cream Cupcakes! I served them on a little cake stand, but it didn’t even compare to the cuteness of these! I love My Sweet & Saucy!

  194. A friend’s baby shower a few weeks ago

  195. The last occasion was Valentine’s Day, but my birthday is coming up and I think I could talk the husband into filling these with amazing sweets!

  196. a just because I really want cupcakes day last wednesday. Other than that my mother in laws birthday!

  197. friends coming into town – we had cake and it was great!

  198. I celebrated a date with my hubby with a cake pop tonight!

  199. We celebrated my daughter’s 5th birthday a couple of weeks ago with a wizard of oz party and a great rainbow cake!

  200. A coworkers birthday last Friday!

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