HBlife 12 Inch Acrylic Multifunctional Cake Stand

Last updated date: October 24, 2019

DWYM Score
8.8


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 25 expert reviews, the HBlife HBlife 12 Inch Acrylic Cake Stand placed 5th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note January 14, 2020:
Checkout The Best Cake Stand for a detailed review of all the top cake stands.

Expert Summarized Score
9.9
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
288 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
With the three-in-one design of HBLife, you can use the cake stand with the dome in six different ways. You can use it to display cakes, or it can function as a punch bowl at the same time. Furthermore, you can use it as a salad bowl or chip-and-dip server.
- The Genius Review
This cake platter includes a lid cover which can also be used for serving or keeping the cake completely fresh. Also functions as punch bowl or the cocktail holder with the additional sectioned dish that uses variety number of treats or fruit garnishes.
- Village Bakery
January 21, 2019 | Full review
The distinctive part about this cake stand is the fact that it comes with a large cover lid. This transparent cover lid will keep your food dust free.
- Food Shark Marfa
This dishwasher-safe cake stand is 12 inches in diameter and features a domed lid. You can also use it for more than just displaying a cake. This means you can use as a cake display or you can use it to hold punch or snacks.
- The Kitchen Chief
What experts didn't like
Durability is not that high.
- Food Shark Marfa

From The Manufacturer

Acrylic Multi Function Serving Piece This durable acrylic serving piece can serve many functions with its chic and smart design. Its versatility allows for a single piece to be used as a cake display with domed cover, a salad bowl with attached sectioned dish, a chip n dip platter, a punch bowl and so much more! User your creativity with this chic piece, which will make a statement when used as a center piece or on a buffet table at your party. Constructed of high strength durable acrylic and is dishwasher safe. Cake Stand Make an impressive statement with this 12" cake stand suitable for large and small cakes. The included domed lid keeps cake fresh, and adds an attractive flair to the dish. Chip 'N Dip Platter This chip 'n dip platter features a 4 sectioned dish which can be filled with crackers, chips, cut up veggies and more. The center bowl is a perfect size for any dipping condiments. Punch Bow To transform info a punch bowl, simply invert the domed lid and insert into the center dip bowl to create a large punch bowl. The attached 4 section dish can be used for cut up fruit and garnishes. Salad Bowl Just like the punch bowl, the salad bowl is used by inserting the domed lid into the center dip bowl. The bowl is used for lettuce , and the sectioned dish is a great way to offer cut up veggies by type, in a fun 'create your own salad' platter! Dimensions: Cake Dome Inside - 10.4" Diameter x 4.3" Height Cake Display Base - 12" Diameter Dip Bowl - 4.3" Diameter x 1.7" Height Punch Bowl - 10.4" Diameter x 4.3" Depth

Overall Product Rankings

1. Jusalpha 4-Tier Acrylic Glass Round Cake Stand
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 2
2. VILAVITA 3-Set Antique Cake Stand
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 3
3. Kootek 12 Inch Aluminium Alloy Revolving Cake Stand
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 2
4. Homeries 6-in-1 Dome Lid Cake Stand
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 0
5. HBlife 12 Inch Acrylic Multifunctional Cake Stand
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 4
6. Kootek 11 Inch Revolving Cake Stand
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 4
7. Wilton 3-Tier Pillar Style Cake Stand
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 5
9. Wilton Cakes ‘N More 3-Tier Cake Stand
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 0
10. Winco 13 Inch Stainless Steel Round Cake Stand
Overall Score: 7.4
Expert Reviews: 1

An Overview On Cake Stands

Whether you’re a baking pro or just learning how to frost your first masterpiece, the right cake stand can elevate any creation. Placing your cakes, cupcakes, cookies and bars on a stand will make your countertop feel like a professional bakery. It also makes your baked goods more appealing at bake sales or other public events. 

There are two types of cake stands: functional and display. Functional cake stands are simple stands that rotate 360 degrees to help you ice and decorate every inch of your cake. They’re made of materials like acrylic, stainless steel, silicone and aluminum alloy. 

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Functional cake stands often come with sets of decorating tools, like spatulas, decorating combs and icing smoothers. The best functional cake stands have safeguards to keep your cake in place as you ice it. Look for features like non-slip surfaces and rubber feet to prevent a decorating disaster. 

Display cake stands show off your cakes once you’re done decorating them. They’re made from food-grade acrylic, metal or even wrought iron. They’re often adorned with tassels, beads and fun colors. 

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Single-level cake stands are great for presenting full-sized cakes at birthday parties or professional catering events. They also class up ordinary cakes on your kitchen counter. Tiered cake stands are best for showing off batches of cupcakes or other small sweets.

Now that you’ve got some basic knowledge about cake stands, you can read our Tips & Advice for nitty-gritty details

DYWM Fun Fact

Cutting the cake is one of the best moments at any wedding, but newlyweds didn’t always have a beautiful, sugary confection to celebrate the day. During the 16th and 17th centuries, weddings served “bride’s pie,” a savory mix of oysters, pine kernels and lamb testicles tucked into a pastry crust. Yum? 

The pie wasn’t designed to taste good: guests were expected to have a piece of this culinary nightmare out of politeness. Refusing a slice was bad luck, so wedding guests reluctantly dug in. 

The tide turned during the late 17th century when couples started serving two cakes (a bride’s cake and a groom’s cake) at weddings. The groom’s cake tradition eventually died out, leaving only the decadent bride’s cake behind as the official wedding cake we know today. 

The Cake Stand Buying Guide

  • Think about what kinds of baked goods you make the most frequently before you buy. If you’re all about full-sized cakes, a single-level cake stand is best. If you’re a cupcake aficionado, select a tiered cake stand to show them off. 
  • Check out the size and weight limits on your cake stand before you buy.
  • How often do you bake? If you only make cakes and cupcakes for special occasions, an inexpensive acrylic or plastic stand will be more financially appropriate. Frequent bakers should feel free to invest in a pricier option with tassels or a fancy paint job. 
  • Most cake stands from online vendors will come in pieces that need to be assembled. Check and see that you have any tools you might need before you buy. 
  • If you’re buying a functional cake stand to help you ice and decorate your cake, make sure that it looks nice enough to double as a display cake stand. If it doesn’t, be very careful when you’re transferring your cake from the functional stand to its final destination.
  • Scope out any included tools that come with a functional cake stand. Most of them come with scrapers (for smoothing edges as you spin the cake in place), decorating combs (to create ridged patterns on the sides) and spatulas (for smoothing on thick layers of icing). These sets are a great way to learn the basics of cake decorating without spending a ton of money. 
  • Some cake stands are dishwasher safe, but handwashing will help them last longer. Acrylic and plastic stands will wipe clean with a wet cloth and some dish soap. More complex materials like steel or wrought iron may require special cleaning solutions.