After dinner, your guests are either expecting dessert or are not going to have enough room for it. Either way, as a good host, you want them all to eat it. The best way to do that is to give it more cake appeal by presenting it on a cake plate or cake stand. No one can resist sweets when it is adorned and served on something elegant. Cake plates aren’t just for cakes, you can put other desserts in them, or even hors d'oeuvres. You can get them silverplated or glass, and many come with a cover. They also make great wedding, birthday, or holiday gifts.