Stand and deliver

Utopia’s cake stands take ‘afternoon tea’ to the next level

Afternoon tea is experiencing a renaissance. So much so that it’s expanding from its traditional afternoon slot to be an all-day option. While most prefer to stick to the traditional sandwiches, cakes and scones with jam and cream, there are those that swap in more savoury items depending on the time of day. Whatever the choice it has to be served on a classy cake stand – that’s a given.

Utopia has a range of cake stands suitable for every type of tea serving from the cosy and casual tearoom to the up-market refined restaurant. Cake stands showcase the tea items, keep them safe and make transporting from kitchen to table easier. They also save space on the table and making the serve look elegant and chic, while allowing more goodies to be displayed.

The range from Utopia includes two- and three-tiered stands made from stainless steel with different finishes holding different sized plates. By mixing or matching the plates on the stands establishments can add a splash of colour or character to the serve or opt for a plain setting to allow customers to focus on the delights on offer.

There are classic cake stands in a gold or copper coloured finish with generously rounded hoop-shaped carrying handles. These are available in 42cm and 43cm versions which hold three 23cm or 25cm plates respectively. Chrome versions of this style come in a 25cm two-tier, a 42cm three-tier cake stand, or for a single serving, there is a narrower 39cm option holding 17cm plates.

For those wanting a little bit more, the Savoy cake stands feature a small loop at the top of the carrying handle for added interest. This style is available in a two-tier 33cm option holding two 23 cm plates and a 46cm three-tier holding three 23cm plates.