How-to Paint Plates

Add a touch of elegance to a dessert plate by painting the plate with two sauces. We put the hot fudge ice cream toping and the strained raspberry sauce from Mini Chocolate-Raspberry Cakes into two clean plastic condiment squeeze bottles. Pipe three alternating 2-in. strips for each sauce onto a dessert plate. Drag a bamboo skewer through the sauces to create a curved trail. Continue with the design at about 1/2-in. intervals.