Shopping for Cake Stands

It’s literally on a pedestal. “It’s on a pedestal, quite literally.” And cake stands don’t have to be reserved for large-scale baking projects. They can be used to elevate any type of confection. Ms. Chang stated that cupcakes look great on a cakestand. She said that you could also present cookies and breakfast pastries on a cake stand. You should be cautious, though, as extra height can pose a risk to your cake. “If you place something too large on something that is too tall, it could tip over.” What is the ideal height? Ms. Chang stated that some cake stands are only three to four inches high, which is fine. Do you prefer a plain or decorative cake stand? She said that she prefers simpler cake stands, but it is up to you to choose. How many do you need? Ms. Chang stated that two is better if you bake a lot. “I would get two different heights, so you have something varied to catch the eye.”ImageCarmella Cake StandGlass stand in a range of sizes and colorsFrom $28 at Anthropologie: 800-309-2500 or anthropologie.comImageWalnut Stand Thin BaseStand with sculpted walnut base and Corian topFrom $95 at American Heirloom: aheirloom.comImageNero Marquina Cake StandItalian marble stand from Carrara Home Design$140 at Artemest: artemest.comImageMosser Glass Cake StandGlass stand in a range of sizes and colors, made in OhioFrom $44 at Food52: food52.comImageSplatterware Cake StandItalian earthenware stand with splatter glaze$200 at March: 415-931-7433 or marchsf.comFor weekly email updates on residential real estate news, sign up here. Follow us on Twitter at @nytrealestate