A cake stand is a piece of kitchen equipment which is designed for the purpose of decorating and displaying cakes. Cake stands come in a number of forms, from very basic cake stands which are used to support cakes while they are frosted to elaborate versions intended for use at formal events. Many kitchen supply stores carry cake stands, along with accessories like cake toppers, frosting tools, and so forth, and a cake stand is a very useful thing to have around the kitchen.
A cake stand is designed to lift a cake up above the surface of a table or counter. Most cake stands have a wide, sturdy base connected to a pillar which flares out to a large cake plate. In many cases, a matching lid can be used to cover the cake and the cake plate, protecting the plate from damage. This is extremely useful for cakes which have been frosted with complex, delicate designs which could be easily ruined.
They should have a turnable top for better presentation and easier cutting. Turntable tops can also help in even slicing with the knife held steady and the turnable being turned until the cake has been sliced through.