Tall cakes sometimes require a little inventiveness to overcome the limitations of conventional cake stands or carriers. I originally came up with this idea to keep the plastic wrap from sticking to the surface of the icing at Christmas time. Wrapped candy canes positioned around the edges of the cake tented the wrap away. After both the holidays and the candy canes were gone, an alternative method was required. Bendable plastic straws worked just as well, and they are almost free.