Soon, Tasting Table will announce our annual batch of the nation's top pastry chefs. In honor of the upcoming sugar rush, we've pulled together five serving pieces that are as sweet as the chefs' recipes:
Green With Envy: No matter how avant-garde (read: messy) your frosting skills, an opaque, light green jadeite cake stand ($68) lends retro charm to any table.
Heads Up: Dessert service doesn't have to be saccharine. Patch NYC's striking seven-inch porcelain skull plates ($32), finished with classic gold trim, give new meaning to "bone china."
Gold Standard: Ice cream made from scratch is worthy of its own utensil. Scoop your favorite flavor with a shovel-shaped spoon ($14 for 12).
Bell Jar: It's called a cupcake stand ($68), but any miniature confection can be placed on this sheesham wood-and-marble pedestal. Unveil your creations with a flourish by lifting the bell-shaped glass cloche.
Piece of Cake: Each of the vintage silver-plated cake servers ($48) from Ladies & Gentlemen Studio is unique; the dip-dyed handles give them extra edge.