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?
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.