Most of you probably already know that I'm pretty much a spaz. But I know some of you out there will understand my annoyance with this topic… Consider this peeve #563: smooshed frosting. Post contains affiliate links.
You spend hours baking and meticulously decorating your favorite holiday deserts, only to have to pack them up to travel to a foreign kitchen. This is fine, except getting them there in a presentable fashion is quite stressful, risky and gosh darn it–a pain in the arse.
Maybe you have an enormous kitchen and have room for bulky pastry cases. Well, I don't. (Don't get me wrong–these carriers are awesome, I just don't have room to store them for the other 360 days of the year that they won't be in use.)
So, at probably around midnight the night before Thanksgiving, I had a small stroke of brilliance. (Or, delirium–you can decide for yourself.)
Here's a wonderful case where my hoarding has come in handy–love it when this happens. I have saved the rings from plastic milk jugs for a while now. Really, I'm not that nuts–these have several uses for crafts. I just wash them and stash them in my craft cabinet.
When I frosted my pumpkin squares and neatly arranged them on a platter, the last thing I wanted to do was cover them in foil or plastic wrap that would mess up the frosting. I've tried sticking toothpicks in them to hold it up but they leave a bunch of holes in the desserts and end up puncturing the cover anyway.
So, I tucked a milk ring between each slice to hold up the plastic wrap.
This created the perfect tented situation to protect the frosting! Then, when I arrived at my destination, I removed the plastic wrap and rings and displayed my perfect dessert. The only thing is, these do not allow for stacking multiple platters. But it's a great solution for single-layer platters. No smooshed frosting! Plus you're up-cycling! 🙂