I really need to improve the lighting for taking photos in this new house - they're coming out really insipid-looking...
This came from an idea I saw in a magazine whilst I was away.
Cut the crusts off 5 or 6 pieces of bread and roll each piece thinly with a rolling pin.
Arrange 4 or 5 pieces around the edge of a round metal tin and press the final piece into the bottom. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180C for 15 to 20 minutes until the bread is crisp and browned at the edges. Leave in the tin for a couple of minutes and then put on a wire rack to cool.
Put the bread 'flower' on a plate and fill with ham/cheese rosettes, cooked vegetables, fruit and boiled eggs etc.