Dome Covers for the Round Salver

While the Fostoria Glass Company did not produce any glass covers for the Round Salvers, it might be possible to find one (from another company) that will suit your needs.  I recently read a comment from someone that was trying to find a cover for their Round Salver; hence, I started an experiment to see if there were any products on the market today that might work.  Continue reading to find out what worked, and what did not.

Cake Salver Covers - 9.5 InchMosser Glass currently makes cake domes in a variety of sizes: 5.5″, 8.5″, 9.5″, and 11″.  Since the American Round Salver has a top diameter of approximately 10″, it seems logical that the Mosser 9.5″ cake dome would fit.  Unfortunately, it almost fits.  Even though the salver is 10″ across, we tend to forget that an entire 1″ of that top diameter consists of a beautiful beveled edge that does not lay flat.  There is about ½″ on each side, preventing the 9.5″ cake dome to be seated properly.  The cover sits partially on the inside beveled edge (see highlighted area).  If you move it off of the edge on one side, it sits high on the edge from the opposing side.  Since the dome is 9.5″ and the actual flat area of the salver is 9″, the dome does not sit evenly.  One needs to be careful when placing the cover on the salver.  Using it will increase the possibility of chipping the decorative edge of your salver (or the glass dome itself).  It simply does not fit squarely on top, preventing an air-tight seal.

Cake Salver Covers - 8.5 Inch

Mosser Glass 8.5″ Glass Dome

One could use the smaller 8.5″ cake dome by Mosser Glass.  This particular size does work; however, you would not be able to use it if serving a standard 9″ round cake.  When serving cake, you need to consider the thickness of your frosting.  When placing a cover over a cake, you need to have some free space on the sides so that you don’t scrape the frosting off.

Smaller cakes or other appropriately-sized desserts would work great with the 8.5″ Mosser Cake Dome.  While there is some space between the dome and the edge of the salver, the dome does look very attractive on it.  Mosser Glass advertises this cover as having an 8.5″ diameter; however, the one I personally own is slightly under 8¼″ (which accounts for the extra space between the dome and salver).  Keep these details in mind, as small measurements can have a big impact on whether your cake will fit under a glass cover.

If you are expecting the same type of thick and substantial glass that came from Fostoria, I don’t believe you will find it.  I have not found it in any of the glass domes I have tried thus far.  All of the domes I experimented with were light-weight and made with thin glass.

Cake Salver Covers

MyGift Cake Dome from Amazon

The big surprise came; however, when I tried a completely different cake cover from a brand I had never heard of.  I purchased a MyGift dome cover through Amazon.  It, too, is made of thin glass and weighs about one pound.  The product dimensions are 8.7 x 8.7 x 5.9 inches, and it fits the Round Salver quite nicely.  I do wish it was a bit taller, but other than that, it works very well.  It has a classic and rounded look to it, which does not compete with the artistic Round Salver.

As you can see from this photo, I am using the MyGift dome to cover a cheesecake.  The cheesecake was heavily decorated on top, and the glass cover did not touch or smash any of the cheesecake (top or sides).  I was pleasantly surprised to see how nice this cover looked on the salver.  While I can’t use this particular dome for a standard 9″ cake, it ended up being the glass dome that I favored the most.  I like the way it looks, and out of all the different covers I tried, this one fit the best!


Fostoria American Round SalverThe Round Salver was designed to serve cake and other desserts.  A standard cake fits beautifully on it, almost to perfection.  Truth be told, there is not much room to even allow for a covered dome – as a frosted cake almost extends to the edge of the salver.  As I mentioned, it is a perfect fit.  Uncovered, and in its original state, the Round Salver is quite beautiful.

Fostoria American Round SalverThere are times; however, that you will want to use a salver for smaller desserts, or other delicious foods.  I often use one when serving gelatin salads.  When doing so, I have room on the salver to use a cake dome.  This is most helpful, especially when you need to store items in the refrigerator for any length of time.  The cover keeps the food fresh and free of airborne particles.

You can find more information on the glass dome products that I tried in the paid links below.

Full Disclosure:  I am an Amazon Associate; thus, I earn from qualifying purchases.  That being said, the particular item that worked best for my needs was purchased from Amazon.  In addition, Mosser Glass also offers beautiful and classic cake stands in a variety of colors.  You can find more information on their wonderful products at their company’s website.

MyGift 8.7 Inch Round Glass Dome from Amazon (paid link).  This is the cover that is pictured above with a cheesecake.  It is also the featured image of this post.

Mosser Glass Cake Dome 8.5 Inch from Amazon (paid link).  This cover is also featured above, clearly showing how it sits on top of the salver.

In summary, the Fostoria Glass Company did not offer glass covers or domes for their American Round or Square Salvers.  Even so, you might still be able to find a glass dome that will suit your needs.  Much will depend on the type of dessert you are serving, along with its height and diameter measurement.  I hope you have found this information helpful!  ♥

Footed Cake Plate

Item Number:  307
Diameter:  12″
Production Dates:  1938-1983

Fostoria | American | Footed Cake PlateThis is the Fostoria American Footed Cake Plate. It is approximately 12 inches across. The Footed Cake Plate (3-Toed) had a long production life and it is still fairly easy to locate in today’s aftermarket.  It was produced from approximately 1938-1983.

Be informed, for there is also a Look-Alike Cake Plate in the American Whitehall pattern. Many people selling the Look-Alike item often classify it as Fostoria American, when in truth – it is not.  The differences between the two is noted and pictured in my premium Whitehall PDF Report.  The American Whitehall piece is called a “3-Toed Cake Plate”.

The Footed Cake Plate is very versatile when it comes to serving your guests different food items.  You can serve many desserts other than cake on this plate – from appetizers to cupcakes and more.  The possibilities are endless.

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Handled Cake Plate

Item Number:  306
Diameter:  10″
Production Dates:  1948-1982

Fostoria | American | Cake Plate HandleThe Handled Cake Plate is a very versatile piece.  When compared to other Fostoria American cake serving pieces, it is smaller in scale and general appearance.  With two handles, it is very easy to transport from one place to the next – and is not bulky in weight.  It is a very useful dish for serving a variety of foods – from desserts, appetizers, breads, etc.

The Handled Cake Plate is approximately 10″ in diameter.  The measurement from handle to handle is about 12″.  It has a beautiful starburst (or ray) design in the center.

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Square Salver

Item Number:  631
Width:  10″
Production Dates:  1924-1982

Fostoria | American | Square Salver. One of the most beautiful Cake Servers ever produced.The Fostoria American Square Salver is a very impressive piece of glass. While most people today call this piece a “Cake Stand”, Fostoria called it a “Salver” – which simply means a tray that was especially made for serving food or beverages.  Fostoria produced two Salvers – the square one you see pictured here, and the beautiful Round Salver.  Other cake stands and/or servers were also made.

The Square Salver is approximately 10″ in width, with a height of about 7¼”. When the two Salvers were produced, Fostoria Glass Company put a higher price tag on the Square Salver. Most of the time, but not always, it is more expensive to buy in today’s market than the Round Salver. The Round Salver was introduced first, around 1916.  A few years later, the Square Salver was introduced.  Both were kept in the production line until approximately 1982.

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Handled Cake Tray (Metal Handle)

Item Number:  T-10
Diameter:  10½”
Production Dates:  1934-1943

Fostoria | American | Handled Cake Tray with Metal HandleThis is the Fostoria American Handled Cake Tray (with a metal handle).  While it is called a Cake Tray, it can be used to serve a variety of other foods, other than cake.  It has an approximate diameter of 10½” and has a shiny metal handle in the center of the plate tray. The metal handle is substantial, and looks somewhat like a question mark.

Unlike some of the other Fostoria American cake stands and servers, this piece was only produced for about a decade.  An older piece of the Fostoria American pattern, it will not be as plentiful on the open market … but still, one can usually buy the Handled Cake Tray without too much difficulty.

My fascination with this particular version of the Fostoria American cake servers is that it is different.  It has a chrome metal handle that shines, and a plate tray that reflects light brilliantly.  It is beautiful and elegant … but understated.  Perfect for just about any occasion – formal, or otherwise.

As an eBay Partner, I may be compensated if you make a purchase on eBay.  The following link shows available Handled Cake Trays on eBay.

Footed Cake Stand

Item Number:  639-CS
Diameter:  10½″
Production Dates:  1978-1983

While the bigger cake servers in the American pattern had official names such as “Salver”, Fostoria Glass Company simply called this piece a “Cake Stand”.  It is approximately 10½” in diameter, and about 4″ high.  Though not as big as it’s siblings, it is still a beautiful and elegant cake server.

While this Cake Stand was produced in the latter part of Fostoria’s reign, as such – it had a shorter production life.  It is slightly lighter in weight (though still heavy) than the Round and Square Salvers, and it bears a different design on the plate’s edge.  The edges flow upward, with graceful curves or points.  Another difference worth pointing out is that this piece does not have an indentation (or “well”) in the center glass.

The Fostoria American Cake stand is definitely a beautiful and wonderful piece, and would be a lovely asset to have in your American collection. 

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