A cake stand is a great way to display your show-stopping cake and impress your guests with your baking skills. Available in a range of materials and pretty designs, a cake stand will transform your afternoon tea and cake break!
Cake Stand Styles
There are two main styles of cake stand. The pedestal cake stand is usually used for a single cake, such as a Victoria sponge or a gateau. The three-tier cake stand is used to display a variety of cupcakes and other treats.
Pedestal style cake stands often come with a domed lid, which helps to keep the cake fresh, stops frosting from drying out and keeps away flies in the summer months, whereas three-tier stands are often used for afternoon tea with the content being removed after use.
Cake stands are becoming an increasingly popular option at weddings, as couples replace the traditional three-tier cake with a stylish stack of individual cupcakes. These are arranged on cake stand with as many as seven tiers, creating the look of a traditional cake but with a contemporary twist.
Classic Cake Stands
With such a rich history, you're sure to find some exquisite examples of antique and vintage cake stands amongst the huge choice available on eBay. Delightful designs from the likes of Royal Doulton and Portmeirion Pottery feature the finest bone china, while modern design houses, such as Cath Kidston, have created their own interpretations of the classic cake stand.
Of course, you don't have to invest in an antique to enjoy the benefits of your own cake stand. Attractive modern wire stands are available for just a few pounds, and self-assembly card cake stands are even cheaper, with the added benefit of not needing to be washed afterwards!
So if you've created a masterpiece worthy of Master Chef, make sure it gets the presentation it deserves with a classic cake stand from eBay.