If you plan to bake a cake for someone on Valentine’s Day — or any other time of the year, for that matter — a great cake stand will make it look even more impressive.
“It’s a relatively easy way to bring your baking up to the next level, just because it makes your cake look much more stellar,” said Joanne Chang, a James Beard Award-winning baker and an owner of Flour Bakery & Cafe, in Boston. “It’s up on a pedestal, quite literally.”
And cake stands needn’t be reserved for your large-scale baking efforts — they can be used to elevate just about any kind of confection.
“Cupcakes are great on a cake stand,” Ms. Chang said. “But you could also present cookies or breakfast pastries.”