What are tiered serving platters?


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Tiered serving platters are any kind of dish that contains multiple levels of serving surfaces. They often consist of a large base plate that supports two progressively smaller plates above it, with a rod running through each plate, and are useful for serving items such as cupcakes or cut fruit.

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A homemade version of a tiered serving dish can be made by gluing together two candle sticks and three plates of varying sizes. Begin by marking the exact center of the largest plate. Using a hot glue gun, attach a four to five inch candlestick to the center mark. Glue the next largest plate to the top of the candlestick to create a second tier. Repeat the process to create a third tier using the smallest plate.

Another kind of tiered serving plate is set up like a series of steps, with each step being an equally sized food-serving surface. This kind of tiered serving plate works well for serving hors d'oeuvres and other finger foods.

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