- Describe the effect of garnishes on presentation
- Describe the additional effects garnishes can have on a plated dessert
- Prepare garnishes from a variety of mediums
- Describe the contributing roles of sauces in a plated dessert
- Prepare dessert sauces
Many, if not most, dessert presentations can be improved with one or more items added to enhance them. But before you add anything, take a moment to consider whether serving the dessert alone would be effective. A simple, ungarnished plating is usually all that’s needed for a home-style dessert, and at the opposite extreme, an elegant pastry or gateaux that is beautiful on its own may not need any additional elements.