The Standard Pedestal Type_ The pedestal type is probably the most common type of cake stand in use today. Whether it's in the home, at a bakery, or on a coffee shop counter top, the pedestal cake stand is normally what you see. The diameters of these typically range between 6" to 12" and stand somewhere between 6" and 9" tall. Additionally, the pedestal types are topped with a glass cover in some instances as well making them ideal for displaying a single or double_layer cake, doughnuts, or muffins.
Compared to the event and the decorations involved, it may not seem that the cake stand itself is a critical part of the equation. What most people overlook is the fact that the way in which the cake is displayed is the critical factor, especially when the cake itself becomes the focal point of the affair. Cake stands have been used for many occasions, the most elegant ones being employed for displaying the cake at wedding receptions.