A cake plate is a platter for cakes. Yes, you can probably squeeze your cake onto ordinary plates. However, you run the risk of breaking or smudging the sides, or even having them topple over. A cake plate also gives your cake an aesthetic boost, making it look more elegant, and dare we say, more appetizing!
Cake plates come in all shapes and sizes, and they are also sometimes called cake stands or cake boards. The most common type of cake stand is the single-tier plates that are reserved for basic cakes and informal events. They sometimes come with lids. At home, you will typically find these elegant cake serving stands on the kitchen counter.
The second type is the two-tier stands. As the name implies, they support two layers of cakes. Depending on the variant, the cakes may be connected, touching, or separated by a gap.
The third variety is the three-tier stands. These are typically used for weddings, anniversaries and special events. These stands provide support for large, sophisticatedly designed cakes.
Cake stands are made from a variety of materials including plastic, ceramic, glass, and stainless steel.
At RoyalDesign, we have cake stands for every occasion and every event. If you’re holding a birthday party for toddlers, you won’t go wrong with the Mateus 32 cm pink Basic Cake Platter. Made from ceramic, the stand is handmade and hand-painted by Portuguese artisans.
To entertain important guests at home, consider Spode’s Blue Italian 2-Tier Cake Stand. The porcelain stand is adorned with intricate landscape painting, which gives it a classy, expensive feel.
For weddings or anniversaries, check out Royal Copenhagen’s Blue Fluted Mega Étagére. The 35 cm stand is decked with chic hand-painted patterns that date back from 1775!
Whatever the occasion, RoyalDesign will have something for you!