I started collecting cake plates and cake stands in the mid eighties as an outgrowth of my other obsession; that of making gourmet birthday cakes. I wanted a unique way to display my cakes. This was the beginning of my obsession with antique cake stands, also known as salvers. I now limit my collecting to Early American Pattern Glass (EAPG). I currently have over 200 salvers; many are in sets such as my sets of Fern, Horseshoe Stem and Minerva that are stacked in the various sizes. Many of my salvers are displayed on a glass shelf surrounding my dining room; you can imagine the cleaning nightmare here. I do actually use many of my cake stands to display birthday cakes that I continue to bake for each of my siblings for their birthdays.
Anyone looking for an ID for your cake stand or EAPG collectible can just contact me via email at TC@TallCakes.com
There are also several online forums for identifying glass patterns. Here are some links; if anyone would like their link listed just contact me.
Just Click on the bold links below for ID forums:
Antiquers Antique Forum
Reference books that are helpful in researching EAPG cake stands:
Early American Pattern Glass Cake Stands & Serving Pieces
Field Guide to Pattern Glass
Many of my stands are for sale and I do have duplicates of a number of these, so if you are interested in acquiring one please contact me at TC@TallCakes.com. I sometimes list cake stands on eBay.
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