Well, you know how it is with Internet shopping. A few minutes of busy googling later I'd moved beyond ordinary cake stands (so common) to individual fairy cake* stands. With glass domes, no less, or cloches, as I learned to call them.
(*America, a 'fairy cake' is what we call a cupcake.)
Aren't they rather beguiling? And also suitable for cheese.
I like to think that one day the Blogmobile, a giant floral camper van, conceived in Saudi Arabia, upholstered in ticking with a lace filigree trim, will draw up outside my door and all the commentators will pour in for afternoon tea in a thrilling flurry of hats and fabric samples, trailing statement sleeves and exquisite perfume. We'll sit round my table chatting lightly of arthouse films and chandeliers and how nice our hairstyles are, a perfect fairy cake on its stand in front of each guest.
Please don't call around just yet, though, as none of the online retailers I found is in Ireland and my fairy cakes remain unstood.