Multi-stack cake stands are not just for Afternoon Tea anymore. Here are five of our favourite ways to display your treats at the table.
SHOP THIS | The multi-tiered treat stand is stacking up to be the must-have piece of serveware in 2013, and for good reason: it’s both a practical and a striking way to display nibblies of every sort. Here are the five double- and triple-tiered serving dishes we’d press into service right now. —eds
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We love this Ikea 365+ three-tier glass n’ stainless serving platter. The plates are detachable, which means you can combine and vary the height as you like; also, they have raised sides to keep foods in place. Suitable for serving everything from sweets, and fruits to shellfish. $9. 99, at IKEA.
The ultimate in practicality, this Selene by The Cellar glass cake stand is three individual glass cake stands that can be mixed or match as you please. $43 at Macy’s. (Watch for sales; we found ours in the store for just $24)
If pretty-pretty is your thing, the Royal Albert New Country Roses three-tier “formal vintage” cake stand made of fine bone china will be what you need. Youthful and exuberant, this pattern features red roses and green leaves on a white background. $69.90, at Bed Bath & Beyond.
Elegant and modern looking, Maxwell and Williams Monaco cake stands are executed in quality porcelain. They come two-tiered or three-tiered versions, and in a variety of sizes. $15 to $44, at The Bay.
Cardboard, disposable cake stands, in a variety of whimsical patterns, come flat-packed. They are easy to assemble, and definitely reusable if you take a little care. Around $11 CDN, at Talking Tables.