What started as a quick look for an image for our Twitter feed to tie in with the Great British Bake Off, turned into an appreciation of the range of amazing cake-stands we have!
From sweet novelty designs such as this umbrella
|Umbrella cake stand, made by Midwinter (1960-65)|
to the use of the wonderfully exciting material - plastic - in the 1950s
|1950s plastic cake stand|
and of course wonderful Bagley's glass, made in Knottingley.
|Bagley's Glass 'Katherine Wheel' design 3187 (1950-1975)|
To see more Bagley's glass, be sure to visit Pontefract Museum where there is a whole room dedicated to beautiful and colourful pieces from the collection.
This piece is probably our favourite. Which is yours?
|Bagley's Glass Lady - part-frosted (acid etched) cake stand design 3182|
For even more Bagley's glass, see our online catalogue.
|Bagley's 'Fish plate' design 3123 (1939-75)|
Some of our pieces can be very easily dated, such as this cake stand from 1887 - from Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee!
|Jubilee cake stand, 1887|
Finally, what would Paul and Mary make of this? A cake decoration used (presumably on a wedding cake) in 1908.
|Cake decoration used by Eliza Richards nee-Young on 19/09/1908|