When serving homemade pastries or cakes, we often place them on a tray or platters that take up a lot of space on the table. You can save them by using a special vessel, which is a cake stand. In fact, it is usually a few platters forming a multi-storey shelf on which we can put sweets, cookies or cakes and in this effective way serve them to guests in our home.
The stand is an unusual piece of furniture that is a decorative element on our table. It increases our possibilities when arranging the serving of the cake and also makes it possible to arrange the cut pieces more wisely. The stands will look great on both a large and a small table, even the coffee table.
Serving cakes is not the only function that is available for racks. You can also serve fruit in an effective way. Sliced apples, pears, oranges or mandarins and pineapples. Sweet healthy snacks served in exquisite and surprising ways will surely be appreciated by our guests at home or in the hotel buffet.
Types of cake stands
All of them can be used both for serving a cake, and the next time for serving sliced fruit. However, we distinguish them into several types. First of all, the number of levels that we can use to serve:
- two-level shelves
- three-level shelves
- four-level shelves, etc.
What are the cake stands made of?
Given that they come into contact with food, shelves must be made of materials that are suitable for this. They can be made of plastics, melamine, stainless steel. Made of natural materials such as wood, rattan or bamboo. And you have nothing to worry about when it comes to grease stains or moisture. Shelves made of such materials are properly secured and you can easily wash them after a successful reception of guests.
The type of material they are made of also determines their weight. Made of stainless steel, they will definitely be much heavier than those made of melamine.