Many cake stands are available, from the basic round stainless steel model to elaborate, silver-plated square models. When choosing a cake display, style is almost always the key factor. A basic bundt cake served at a casual buffet might look out of place on an ornate hammered plate stand, while an elaborate, detailed wedding cake is hardly ever displayed on a classic pedestal cake stand.
These are versatile items. In addition to serving as cake stands, they can also serve as pie or pastry stands or buffet pedestals for any kind of decorative display. If you are looking for a stand that will bring an air of luxury to the table or buffet, an ornamental silver or nickel-plated stand is your best bet. They are perfect for weddings, anniversaries and formal birthday celebrations.
When it comes to elegant buffets, hammered metal is coming into the spotlight recently. Footed models tend to be especially ornate. However, a classic stainless steel pedestal is suitable for almost any occasion and is generally more economically priced than the more elaborate, footed ones. Round models are available as glass cake stands, plastic cake stands or the popular classic metal cake stands. Tiered cake stands are also available. Square cake stands are become more popular as a unique cake stand that can be used with cakes that are not round.
Looking for a cupcake stand? Most of these are ideal for holding cupcakes as well. Tiered stands are the most popular choice for cupcakes, but a classic square or round metal stand with a clear cover offers the perfect pedestal for your cupcakes, or for other pastries like cookies, brownies, eclairs, cannoli and more. For birthday parties and other events, look for a brightly colored model like a purple or red cake display to bring an extra element of festivity to the event.