Pedestal:Probably the most popular of all types, the pedestal cake stand is the type one would normally see in a café or bakery, or even a normal household. It has a pillar (usually around three to six inches long) which supports the main base (with a diameter that ranges from six to twelve inches) where the actual cake is placed. A domed variation of this type includes a clear glass dome that serves as a cover for the cake on display, which is a useful option for an outdoor celebration. This is usually the safest option when displaying wedding or birthday cakes, and is available in crystal, porcelain, and even wood.
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.