Plateau: A very basic stand, the cake plateau is something one could use at a simple housewarming party, or perhaps a regular family dinner. Usually made of silver or porcelain, it somewhat resembles a pedestal cake stand, but without the long pillar supporting it underneath. Sometimes though, it has three or four short "legs" that give it a small height advantage compared to the other dishes on the table.
However, they can also be used for cake presentations at birthday bashes or to turn an ordinary breakfast into a more festive affair. One way or the other, the cake stand becomes the stage for displaying that tasty dessert. Listed below are a handful of examples of the different types of cake stands out there in the marketplace. Regardless of the event that you are planning, this should give you an idea of all the options to choose from.