When you need to present a cake for showcasing to people, plastic cake stands can often be an inexpensive way of getting a stunning look without having to pay additional charges that come with other more expensive forms of cake stand (like crystal).
Plastic stands can be manufactured relatively inexpensively in an almost unlimited array of ways. The process of making one is normally to inject plastic resin into a machine so once a template has been made it is easy to reproduce.
Plastic cake stands are easy to wash and reuse. The material is easy to wipe down and keep clean so you can use plastic over and over.
These cake stands are lightweight and can often be split down into smaller sections when not in use. If storage is an issue then a plastic cake stand makes more sense.
You can often configure plastic stands into many different arrangements. Quite often you will find kits where the parts can be interchanged allowing you to create different styles to suit different situations such as a wedding.
You can choose plain legs or intricately designed carved legs to offer whatever look you are needing.
They also lend themselves well to pretty much every conceivable event they may ever be needed apart from the most extravagant set up.
So as you can see that plastic stands are a great solution all round really in the fact that they are an inexpensive solution, can be configured to suit the occasion, can be kept clean easily and stored easily as well.
Your next step is to start identifying the size of your cake and then going on to find the most appropriate stand for your needs. Consider whether or not a budget is important and level of complexity of the stand that you need.
You will find that a plastic stand will suit your needs more times than not