It’s All About The Presentation

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Whenever I go shopping for dishes/platters for entertaining, I always ask myself “how many different ways can I make this look? “and “what different occasions can I use it for?” You know me, I only like to buy things that I know I can use over and over.

I bought this hammered aluminum two tiered serving platter for $14.99 a few years back at HomeSense and I’ve definitely got my money’s worth out of it. I personally find tiered trays helpful for entertaining since they don’t take up as much room on the table.

This hammered aluminum with jute handle is perfect for a rustic or casual setting.

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It looked just as amazing for Thanksgiving with burlap, leaves and pinecones and pumpkin/apple pies as it did at Christmas with evergreen garnishes, berries and festive cookies. YUMMY!

Okay, now back to Canada Day! My son’s fianc√© made the most beautiful maple leaf sugar cookies and iced them with red and white icing.

I instantly knew how I could decorate my tiered tray to display them. When you have pretty food, you want to make sure it is showcased.

I pulled out my red burlap ribbon (that I had from Christmas) and I cut two strands of maple leaves and beads from a wind chime that I had last year from dollar store. Since they were already all stung together I just secured them at the top with the red ribbon. It really couldn’t be any easier than that.

I added the red plates for more colour and I also didn’t want the cookies directly on the aluminum in case any of the red icing stained it. I started off with just parchment paper cut in circles but the red plates were the finishing touch.

I wonder how I’ll revamp this tray next time?!

Happy Canada Day Everyone!!!!

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