Cake stands that are Pillared come in a variety of designs and styles, but they typically employ bases and pillars between each of the cake's tiers. They can be short or tall based on the diameter or width of the cake layers. Despite the current school of though mentioned above, the pillared cake stand is still considered to be one of the most elegant ways that you can display a cake.
Similar to the pillared cake stand is the Tower. The tower effect is created by using a single column through the middle of each cake layer, therefore creating the tower effect.