Using a cake stand is a great way to display a decorated or featured cake, but some of them are very generic in appearance. If you want something more distinct or meaningful consider using antique cake stands instead of something that was bought at a big box store for your next special cake. This can be especially fun if the dessert is for a family gathering.
An antique stand is especially meaningful if it was handed down from your grandmother or great grandmother. Since these can be difficult to come by you may consider finding one that was from the same time period so you can still some sort of personal connection to it.
Antique cake stands were typically glass, silver or ceramic. The glass cake stands may be the most popular and the most distinct. They were most commonly found in specific pastel colored glass or white milk glass and they were made with very specific patterns and designs.
There are a few places to find these cake stands if you weren’t lucky enough to get one as a family heirloom.