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These days, there’s a “national” day for just about everything. Though National Cake Day has come and gone, there’s always time to celebrate the classic dessert—and to let your culinary creations shine.
Since every cake deserves an elegant presentation, we spoke to a kitchenware designer to get her takes on what’s trending in the cake stand universe. If your love language happens to take the form of creative confections, read on for expert advice on elevating your edible masterpieces, no matter the celebration.
You might think that cake stands went out of style decades ago, but they’re back—and better than ever. Contemporary cake stands can be found in just about every decor aesthetic, from super modern to rustic, farmhouse-inspired designs, so there’s a perfect cake stand for every kind of kitchen.
“Cake stands are no longer the kitschy stuff of dated kitchen counters or rigid emblems of Victorian-era etiquette,” explains Sushmitha Pidatala, founder of South Asian-inspired design studioArjuna.
Despite the vast selection of new styles available, the most popular cake stand is still the simple pedestal. Its versatility and utility keep it perennially popular, but there are options to get it in different materials—like marble for a sleek minimalist kitchen, or mango wood for a vintage-inspired look.
You can also pick a bold color in a classic style for a fun, updated twist on the design. If you plan on using your stand for everyday baking and not just special occasions, you may want to invest in one with a cover that will help keep your bakes fresh.
While traditional cake stands often only have a single layer, that’s not the only option: There are styles with tiers that areRead more on bhg.com