THE NAPIER STORY
The concept of the ‘Napier Cake Stand’ was formed in 1970 by Peter Alderman, a master baker for 35 years, running a family owned business. He felt there was a need for a lightweight cake stand that was easy to transport to wedding venues yet was designed in such a way that it did not detract from the cake. and that it was the cake in the limelight not the stand.
The design was produced by a design engineer who was involved in the design of the first Hillman Imp. Together they produced the Napier Cake Stand which due to its clean cut simple lines has stood the test of time.
The proportions incorporated in the design of both the round and square cake stands are those used in the architecture of the ancient Greeks, which over the centuries has proved to be the most perfect and pleasing to the eye.
The clean surfaces of this simple design are angled in such a way that they reflect the light ( from table level) in a manner which complements the design of the cake without detracting from it. Napier Cake Stands were put into production using British manufacturers something we have proudly continued through to today.
Peter has kept Napier Cake Stands as a family enterprise and is now taking a more gentle involvement handing the reins to his daughters. who have extensive experience and knowledge in the catering , event and marketing sectors and can see the potential to expand the business.
These are very exciting times for Napier and we look forward to meeting you on our journey.