Your traditional use for cake plates has long been done over and today's trend is using it elsewhere.
This is a great way to display your favorite perfum bottles. Most perfume comes in a fancy designer bottle but a habit of mine is to collect vintage bottles and pour my favorites into these. They give my dresser a bit of glamour!
Use a decorative cake plate to hold your everyday necessities. I chose my prettiest things...ring holder, jewelry dish, makeup brushes, and a decorative facecloth.
In the kitchen I went a bit more rustic with a basket weaved cake plate. Here I added painted fruit and some greens.