A large cupcake stand is perfect for a bake sale. People can see the cupcakes from a long distance and their mouths start watering. I have mini cupcakes made from the same batter with just a touch of frosting for samples so that they can taste how wonderful the big ones taste. With the weak economy, community bake sales are very competitive these days and you have to put your best sales hat on to make money for your group.
This works really well if you've themed some of your cupcakes. For example the floral cupcakes below are perfect for a Garden Club bake sale.