I first saw this peppermint plate idea in Southern Living and I loved it! What a beautiful foundation for a cheesecake or a pie ... or anything, for that matter. I'd love to deliver a peppermint platter of cookies to someone.
I allowed the mints to cool for a few minutes and then lifted the peppermint plate out by the parchment edges. The peppermint plate is thick enough to carry by itself without fear of breaking and actually isn't very fragile at all.
I let it cool fully and I'll use it to hold a chocolate cheesecake on Christmas Day.