Baking a delicious dessert is only half the battle: it has to look as good as it tastes if you really want to wow your guests. To show just how easy beautiful plating can be, TV host and food styling expert Jax Tranchida demonstrated three simple techniques anyone can master: dusting the plate with sugars, painting with frosting, and decorating with sauces. Then, two POPSUGAR staffers went head to head in a plating competition using gorgeous Corelle plates as the canvas for their edible artwork. Press play on the video above to see who came out on top, and pick up a few plating tips you can put to use at your next holiday party.
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