Many cake stands are available, from the basic round stainless steel model to elaborate, silver-plated square models. When choosing a cake display, style is almost always the key factor. A basic bundt cake served at a casual buffet might look out of place on an ornate hammered plate stand, while an elaborate, detailed wedding cake is hardly ever displayed on a classic pedestal cake stand. These are versatile items. In addition to serving as cake stands, they can also serve as pie or pastry stands or buffet pedestals for any kind of decorative display. If you are looking for a stand that will bring an air of luxury to the table or buffet, an ornamental silver or nickel-plated stand is your best bet. They are perfect for weddings, anniversaries and formal birthday celebrations.