So I dragged the poor hubby to good will and bought some supplies. This is actually a really easy project. The hardest part is picking out the pieces. We walked up and down the aisles at good will and found 2 beautiful clear glass candle sticks and 2 clear glass square plates. I wanted to candlesticks to be heavy enough that they wouldn't fall over. I think the plates ended up $1 each and the candlesticks were $2-3. Sorry, I can't remember! Anyway the whole project cost under $10.
And VOILA! Two beautiful tall cake plates that are different from all the other ones I own. They ended up about 10" tall and I like how they are smaller and can display just a couple cookies, cupcakes or cake pops. They allow a beautiful dessert table or any other display. You could use this for any kind of plate or candlestick - think color full plate with clear glass bottom or a silver bottom with a pop of blue. The combinations are endless!