Top Ten: Cake Stands

best-10 If anyone knows a thing or two about cake, it's Martha Stewart. Here, she's designed simple, durable pieces that won't take away from the main event. Martha Stewart Collection Large Square Cake Stand, $42, Macy's
best-09 Made from hand-pressed glass, this stand is still fashioned from the original molds that were designed in the 1930s. A proven classic. Plain and Simple Cake Stand, $100, Fishs Eddy
best-08 A cake stand so pretty it makes you want to skip the cake? It's true: Ulrica Hydman-Vallien paints intricate designs on her glassware that are almost too gorgeous to cover up. Kosta Boda Mine Cake Stand, $125, All Modern
best-07 Ruffles? Check. Polka dots? Check. A completely irresistible and totally rad 1960s-era milk-glass stand? Sold. Vintage Hobnail Milk Glass Cake Stand, $98, Etsy
best-06 Who needs a centerpiece when you've got this colorful number on your table? We're loving the vivid blue-green of this Tiffany-like glass. Bari Medium Glass Cake Stand, $35, Canvas
best-05 The sleek look of this matte black stoneware has us hooked. It's like a little piece of modern art for your cupcakes. Cake Pedestal, $15, CB2
best-04 Cake might be the answer to the blues, but this blue stand is the answer to any cake-related conundrum. Bonus: these babies come in a wide assortment of candy-colored hues. Cake Stand, $70, Bauer
best-03 This engraved glass piece looks like something you could have inherited from your grandmother. No need to tell anyone it cost you less than $50. Engraved Glass Cake Tray, $36, Zara Home
best-02 Thanks to Karen Kjaelgaard Larsen, we finally know the exact lady-like porcelain plate we'd serve biscuits on if Kate Middleton came round for tea. Royal Copenhagen Blue Fluted Cake Plate, $195, Bloomingdales
best-01 You can never go wrong with rustic. Made in Thailand, this pedestal features natural, exposed bark and finely finished acacia wood. Wood Bark Pedestal, $30, World Market