My Pond Lily Leaf Cake Stands are a new addition to my collection for 2021. They are a truly eye catching way to present your delicious cake creations! Each one is handmade using the impression from real pond lily leaves from the University of Bristol Botanic Garden and decorated with a beautiful authentic green glaze. They typically measure 25-26 cm in diameter with a height of 20cm.
Firstly, I use a ‘Nymphaea lotus (Egyptian blue lotus)‘ leaf to create the impression in clay and then cut around the pond lily shape allowing for extra clay margin at the edges. I then mould and tease the clay in an outward motion, using water, to create a rippled fine rim. The base is thrown on the Potter’s Wheel and decorated with a wave or ripple design – whichever compliments the top best.
My ‘Pond Lily Leaf Cake Stands’ are the perfect way to make a lasting impression at afternoon tea parties, especially when combined with complimentary ‘Pond Lily Leaf Side Plates‘ and ‘Pond Lily Leaf Dessert Dishes‘ (also available in my shop).
I use stoneware clay fired to 1260 degrees, making each side cake stand durable for functional purposes. All glazes are dishwasher and food safe. However please read the additional care instructions below.
Standard 26-28cm diameter top and height 12-14cm
Large 30-32cm diameter top and height 12-14cm
Glaze Variation: please be aware, due to the handmade and unique element of each piece made, there will be slight variations in glaze colour and texture. Some items may be more olive green and some may have a more mint green tint. There may also be areas of rustic brown and charcoal grey breaking through in some areas where the leaf veins are more prominent. These colours are indicative of the variations you find in the real pond lily leaves and in any natural leaf formation.
Please treat as a bone china plate. Hand wash in order to retain the glossy finish of the overall glaze. This will also help to retain the integrity of the rim edges.
In stock, ready made items will be dispatched within 3 days of order confirmation.
Please get in touch with me if you would like a bespoke cake stand made to different measurements (3-4 weeks delivery), or if you simply want to see images of the in stock cake stands before you purchase.