Anyone who likes to entertain should have a cake stand. For maximum impact, Lulu recommends a black glass, three-tier version. "Forget pastels and flowers, smart canapés, sugar-dusted mincepies and petits fours are looking good on black glass this winter," she says. Lyn , meanwhile, recommends Astier deVillate's "very special" ceramic version.
Black stand £34 (splatcooking.net); Astier de Villate stand from £110 (liberty.co.uk)