Today let’s do something different and look at this interesting older cake plate and see why it is such a neat piece to use today.
This cake plate is frosted clear glass and quite heavy, about 4 pounds. It has three small tab feet on the base and is about 3/4 inches tall and 11 1/2 inches wide. So why is that so neat?
First the plate is flat. If you have ever used a big serving plate or dinner plate for your cakes you know that they dip a little in the center. That makes your cakes a bit saggy.
The small tab feet raise this off the table just enough that you can hold it with one hand while you cut the cake with the other. It won’t go scooching off the table with you lunging after holding your cake server!
It’s heavy enough that it has some substance. The design is pretty with its wreath of pressed roses.
The nicest thing is that this is not a common pattern and that means that you will have something different than everybody else! This is often the case with vintage glass: It usually is shaped to fit the function and it is going to be different enough that you have something a bit unique. In today’s mass-produced, one-size-fits-all world that is a good thing!