Searching for Cake Stands – The New York Instances

In the event you plan to bake a cake for somebody on Valentine’s Day — or another time of the 12 months, for that matter — a terrific cake stand will make it look much more spectacular.

“It’s a comparatively simple technique to carry your baking as much as the following degree, simply because it makes your cake look way more stellar,” mentioned Joanne Chang, a James Beard Award-winning baker and an proprietor of Flour Bakery & Cafe, in Boston. “It’s up on a pedestal, fairly actually.”

And cake stands needn’t be reserved on your large-scale baking efforts — they can be utilized to raise nearly any sort of confection.

“Cupcakes are nice on a cake stand,” Ms. Chang mentioned. “However you may additionally current cookies or breakfast pastries.”

Usually, the upper the stand, the extra dramatic the impact, she famous. However watch out, as a result of further peak comes with added danger: “In the event you put one thing too massive on one thing that’s too tall, it has an opportunity of toppling over.”

  • What’s the best peak? “Some cake stands are simply three to 4 inches tall, and people are good,” Ms. Chang mentioned. “However in order for you one thing extra dramatic, I might go together with a six- to eight-inch-tall one.”

  • Ought to a cake stand be plain or ornamental? “I personally want easier ones,” she mentioned, however the selection is as much as you. “It’s all about making your pastries look lovely.”

  • What number of do you want? “Two is preferable when you do a whole lot of baking, simply so you will have the choice to modify it up,” Ms. Chang mentioned. “I might get two totally different heights, so you will have one thing different to catch the attention.”

Glass stand in a spread of sizes and colours

From $28 at Anthropologie: 800-309-2500 or

Stand with sculpted walnut base and Corian prime

From $95 at American Heirloom:

Italian marble stand from Carrara House Design

$140 at Artemest:

Glass stand in a spread of sizes and colours, made in Ohio

From $44 at Food52:

Italian earthenware stand with splatter glaze

$200 at March: 415-931-7433 or

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