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Champagne Tower

May 6, 2009
Martha Stewart Weddings Champagne Tower

Martha Stewart Weddings Champagne Tower

This article detailing the construction of a Champagne Tower appeared online at Martha Stewart Weddings.  However, a tower may be readily used for any celebration in which a glass of Champagne is in order.

 

How To Construct Your Own Champagne Tower

1. Start with a solid base for your tower (a separate table is best, with spillage tray at the base or underneath to catch overflow.)

2. Always use coupe Champagne glasses (the retro rounded saucer cups), not flutes. All of the glasses should be identical. You can readily rent coupe glasses for your event.

3. The tower is made up of successively smaller layers of squares. For example, if the bottom layer is 10 glasses by 10 glasses, the layer above that would be nine by nine, the layer above that eight by eight, and so on.

4. Make sure each glass touches the surrounding glasses. When done right, you’ll see a diamond-shaped gap between each glass.

5. When building the next layer, center the stem of the glass over the diamond openings that were created by the layer below. Gingerly fill in the layer with glasses.

6. Repeat this assembly process until there is a single coupe glass on top.

7. Once fully assembled, begin slowly pouring Champagne from the top glass and it will trickle downward. Larger-size Champagne bottles or magnums work best.

8. If you’re using the tower for decorative purposes only, assemble and fill with Champagne before the celebration.

These instructions were provided by Aisha Thompson (Veuve Clicquot brand manager) and John Wyatt (Tentation Potel and Chabot event director) for Martha Stewart Weddings.

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