When filling serving size or individual dishes with creamy things like whipped potatoes, dips, mayonnaise or puddings, create a tiered dollop look.
Start by filling the bowl halfway. Then with a large spoon heaped with pudding fill around the edge of the bowl toward you while turning the bowl away from you with your other hand. Refill the spoon each time. Continue filling by slowly spiraling toward the center and mounding each consecutive level higher as you go. You may need to use smaller spoons as your near the center. Finish with a twist and a lift to make a peak.
Photos by Colin Cooke