Anyone have any creative alternative ways that the plates can be used? I've shown people but quite a few people have been a little put off by the price. Four plates for $28 (CDN) can be pricey in this economy. Some ideas I've tossed out, besides the obvious use, are to give an individual plate with either a pretty candle or chocolates as a teacher's gift for the end of the year. Another idea is that it can be used as a pretty picture frame and mounted on the wall. Any other ideas? How about the cake tester? Checks the readiness for baked coods and potatoes...what else?