If you grew up in the 1970's your mom probably used this neat, cost effective little trick for making a cake plate. I recently created one when a birthday cake was too big for any of my fancy platters. It worked like a charm and created nostalgia among the party guests.
Supplies: cardboard, cutting implement, aluminium foil, tape, cake Step 1: Cut the cardboard into desired size and shape Step 2: Neatly wrap the cardboard in aluminum foil thereby making it fancy and shiny (and therefore good) Step 3: Tape the aluminum foil at seams Step 4: Put cake on top! Hint: Always carry your cadboard cake display firmly supported from underneath unless you want to be eating floor dessert.