Relevant categories: Silver Plate
Afternoon tea doesn’t have to be boring but can be stylish if you have a valuable silver plate cake stand. You can use it to hold cakes, sandwiches, and other decorative items. A cake stand has the same structure as a stool with a base, frame, and top to place a cake. Even though cake stands are available in different materials (wood, metal, and pottery), today, we shall focus on the one made from a silver plate.
Types of Silver Plate Cake Stand
(Above photo - The Ritz, Claridges, The Dorchester - or at home? )
Cake stands may come in different forms and variations, depending on the purpose you intend to put it. Thus, you are likely to have any of the following types of cake stands.
1. Display Cake Stands
The purpose of a display cake stand is to raise the cake to make it visually appealing. It acts as a centerpiece in the home and could display decorative items like flower vases and art pieces. The cake stand can help you elevate your cakes or sandwiches higher during afternoon tea, creating a stable display.
2. Decorator Cake Stand
(Above photo - Silver Plate Cake Stand - Victorian 5 Tier Silver )
If you want to decorate your cakes easily, then having this type of cake stand is the best option. Such a cake stand would have a work surface together with a turntable dolly. With that, you can rotate the plate and add icing to the cake all around it. The person decorating the cake doesn’t move but stays in the same position even as the cake rotates.
Functions of a Silver Plate Cake Stand
(Above photo - Although, if I had to choose, it would be The Dorchester for my favourite London afternoon tea venue )
• It is used for displaying a wedding cake during the ceremony in full view of the attendees and guests. Thus, it adds to the many decorations already in use at the wedding venue. A cake stand makes the wedding cake look attractive, especially if the display is in several layers.
• It is excellent for displaying cakes and sandwiches for afternoon tea. If you are hosting your friends or family members to an afternoon tea party, you should go out of your way to create the perfect mood. Instead of putting the cake on a plater, you should display it on a silver plate cake stand before serving your visitors.
• You can use it to decorate cakes for various occasions like weddings, birthday parties, etc. The cake stand makes it possible for you to rotate and apply icing to the cake all around while standing still.
If you are looking for a silver plate cake stand, you have to choose between newer versions and older versions made in the 1930s. Even though the cake stand was traditionally round-shaped, variations exist with square, octagonal, and hexagonal platforms.
(Above photo - Silver Plate Cake Stand - Victorian 5 Tier Adjustable Pastry Sandwich )
(Above photo - Pair Sheffield Silver Plate Cake Stands )
Having a silver plate cake stand can transform the usual afternoon tea into a party by presenting the cake or sandwiches better. It helps make the cake the center of attraction and makes it easier to apply icing all around it. So, when it comes to choosing a cake stand, ensure it can serve the purpose (weddings, afternoon tea, cake decorations) for which you want it.
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