4 Delicious Dips You Will LOVE


We could go on and on about why we love what we’re coining “cake stand dips.” They invite your guests to dig in and enjoy appetizers in a fresh, new way, and they are just so dang pretty to put out for your guests!

Most of these dips are ready to go in about 10-12 minutes. seriously. These are EASY. But they also pack a big bang in terms of flavor, and they are far more visually appealing than a dip in a bowl with chips sprinkled around the side. We’re not talking a little more appealing; we’re talking a LOT more. I have many reasons why I’m a huge fan of serving these types of dips on cake stands, and I go into further detail later in this article. Check out the section “6 Cake Stands We Love.”

4 Delicious Cake Stand Dips

You may want to skip directly to the four dips we have showcased today! If so, they are:

  • 7-Layer Mexican Dip
  • Greek Hummus Layer Dip
  • Dill Pickle with Bacon Dip
  • Apple Cinnamon Honey Butter with Granola (served with warm biscuits!)

See how beautiful these layered dips are when presented this way? The always-eaten-but-kinda-tired Mexican 7-layer dip is suddenly modern and beautiful when served on a cake stand. Cake stand dips for the win! See this recipe here.

Mexican 7-layer dip cake stand dip

The topping ratio dramatically increases when you present your layered dip on a cake stand. Since it’s elevated, it creates a visually appealing presentation. See this recipe here.

Greek hummus cake stand dip

Hummus is always better with a few toppings, from pinenuts to harissa oil to red pepper flakes. This layered cake stand dip takes it to the next level with olives, feta cheese, tzatziki sauce, tomatoes, and green onions. See the full recipe here.

Greek hummus cake stand dip

Here’s that Greek hummus cake stand dip up close. YUM! See the recipe here.

dill pickle with bacon cake stand dip

My absolute favorite is super easy, and it’s this dill pickle with bacon cake stand dip. You must try it and let me know if you like it as much as I do! See the full recipe here.

dill pickle dip with bacon

Always serve this dill pickle dip with potato chips. The ones with ridges are the best!

Butter board: served as a cake stand dip

This makes for an easy and quick breakfast. It’s pre-made Private Edition Honey & Cinnamon Butter. Just spread it out, add our suggested toppings, and serve it with warm biscuits. See the full recipe here.

Honey & Cinnamon Butter board on a Cake Stand

Use a butter spreader for this one. Serving it on a cake stand allows the warm biscuits to nestle just below, as seen here wrapped in a cloth napkin. See the full recipe here.

6 Cake Stands We Love

All of these cake stand dips were made on large or medium-sized cake stands. I have several sizes and find each is needed. I suggest having one that is about 12 inches wide and another that is about nine inches wide. Use the larger size when you have more than six people left. Use the smaller size for six or fewer people. Scale your ingredients to the size of your cake stand. You may find that you want several in different heights and widths as they are more practical than you may think!

That said, cake stands add so much visual interest to your serving area. You can use them to elevate a bowl of chips or even a salad bowl. Use them to boost those vases of flowers that may be hard to find a place for among your food options, and definitely use them for your cake stand dip. Oh! And, of course, use them for cakes.

Here are a few cake stands to consider if you don’t have any at home:

white cake stand from Pottery Barn

This is a classic cake stand, standing five inches tall and 13 inches wide. From Pottery Barn for $69.

jade cake stand

I absolutely love my Mosser Glass jade cake stand. They come in four sizes, each with different width and height, making it visually STUNNING — especially if you have multiple sizes when putting out your buffet of food for a gathering or party. Find these here ranging from $54 to $130.

simon pearce cake stand glass

This is a substantial glass cake stand by Simon Pearce. It’s heavy, classic, and beautiful. At 4.25 inches tall and 12.25 inches wide, this will have many uses, including as the base for yummy cake stand dips! Find it here for $265.

Vietri Christmas cake stand

This is my next purchase as this is the same pattern from Vietri as my Christmas plates. This cake stand is 5.25 inches tall and 11.25 inches wide. Find it at Waiting on Martha Home for $154 (and free shipping!).

cabbage leaf cake stand

As you fall more in love with cake stands, consider adding this cabbage stand to your collection. Imagine all the cake stand dips you could put on it! Also found at Waiting on Martha Home, this one is five inches tall and 12 inches wide and is $95.

amazon cake plates

While I think the quality of the others mentioned here is superior in every way, I do believe that if you want to try this out without spending a lot of money, this option from Amazon is great. It comes with three cake stands in varying sizes AND has nine color options, including pink, blue, green, gold, black, white, orange, purple, and yellow, for just $39.99, is worth a nod.

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Liza Graves
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Liza Graves

As CEO of StyleBlueprint, Liza also regularly writes for SB. Most of her writing is now found in the recipe archives as cooking is her stress relief!

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