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By Thayer Allyson Gowdy
Updated February 03, 2009
Appetizers on a tiered stand
Credit: Thayer Allyson Gowdy

Original Purpose: Showcasing a lemon Bundt triumph.
Aha! Use: Serving appetizers. Have your caterer stack a small cake stand on top of a larger one to increase your surface area for canapes or crudites and free up precious table space.
Reward: No waiting time for hors d’oeuvres.