When it comes to holiday parties, your serving trays can totally transform your spread. So much so that even basic treats will look impressive if they're on a stylish dish. However, that doesn't mean you need to spend a pretty penny on fancy platters. Thanks to a creative hack shared by TikTok user @brunchwithbabs, you can make an Insta-ready serving tray on the cheap.
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In a viral TikTok video, @brunchwithbabs lines a springform pan with parchment paper, then adds red and white peppermint candies in a single layer. Next, she bakes the candies for 10 to 12 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. This melts the candies together, creating one large circle of peppermint candy.
Once cooled and hardened, the candy circle can be removed from the pan and used as a platter. You can also make three candy plates, then stack them between upside-down bowls. The result is a tiered cookie platter that's totally festive — and edible! Pretty cool, right?
Of course, this peppermint serving tray isn't limited to holiday cookies. It can be used to display treats like cupcakes, truffles, and chocolates as well. You can also make one large tray and use it as a cake plate. Either way, this easy holiday hack will surely charm your guests.
Other creative holiday hacks:
Recently, we discovered an amazing trick for styling Christmas ornaments. The hack involves hanging ornaments in a bookshelf with clear hooks and fishing wire. This way, the ornaments look like they're floating in the shelf.
Another one of our favorite hacks involves wrapping gifts. If you're out of gift bags, skip the trip to the store and make a bag out of wrapping paper instead. This gift bag hack can also be used with plain kraft paper for a simple eco-friendly option.