Daydreaming: cake plates

A few years ago my mom gave me a gorgeous cake plate (thanks Mom!) and it has been put to use more times than I can count. Nothing elevates the humble cupcake, presents a homemade birthday cake or showcases an elegant tart better than a cake plate, so I rounded up a few of my favorites.  I'm partial to the more modern square plates since they can be used for either round or square cakes; which do you prefer?

cake plates found at: target, crate and barrel, martha stewart, williams sonoma, modern lola, and sur la table

P.S. - I simply cannot write a post about cake plates without mentioning the gorgeous hand-made work of Herriott Grace.  These are more than cake plates; they are works of art.