(I feel this should be a headline!)
If my kitchen were bigger, I'd have this very useful cake stand on display all the time, even just to hold dried flowers or small statues. This was a wedding gift from a dear childhood next-door neighbor, who gave every Doman bride one of these cake stands, which reverses to make a punch bowl. Even though these days, it usually sits on top of my refridgerator gathering dust, it can be uncommonly useful, especially today, when I wanted to keep a decorated birthday cake out of the refridgerator and also out of reach of little hands.
And, as a copywriter in the late-and-returning Victoria magazine wrote, desserts displayed under glass heighten anticipation. This is definitely true of my children, including the birthday girl, who, having sighted her cake, is setting the table for her party this afternoon now. (Say a prayer for her and her party if you think of it! I hope to blog about it later.)
At any rate, I would put this cake stand down on my list of entertaining necessities, and yes, I would definitely recommend it as a useful and pretty gift for a new bride.