But cooks with small kitchens don't always have room to store the spindly stands. (We keep our two tiered glass cake stand from Crate and Barrel in a box in the top of the closet on top of the Christmas decorations.)
Here's a crafty solution from the editors at Martha Stewart Living: make your own cake stands out of leftover party supplies. The current issue of Good Things for Kids shares the step-by-step instructions on how to use party cups, two sizes of paper plates, and crepe paper to make these festive cake stands.
Get your glue guns ready, people.