Champagne pyramids, also known as champagne fountains, are typically found at wedding receptions and other formal celebrations. This party favourite requires several rows of champagne glasses stacked on top of one another, forming a pyramid. Champagne is then poured into the single glass at the top of the pyramid, which overflows to fill the glasses below it. Although setting up this type of pyramid requires a little bit of time and work, the dramatic end result can greatly enhance any special gathering.
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Things you need
- Waterproof tray
- 11 glasses
Place a flat, waterproof container on the table. This will help to catch any overflow that may occur when you begin to fill the champagne glasses. Make sure the container is large enough to accommodate the base of the pyramid.
Place a single champagne glass in the centre of the container.
Place a ring of six champagne glasses around the centre glass. One should be directly above and directly below the centre glass, with two additional glasses evenly spaced on either side.
Construct the second level of the pyramid using three more champagne glasses. The base of each glass on the second row should be touching the rims of three glasses on the base row -- the centre champagne glass and two glasses on the outside ring. Make sure each glass on the second row is evenly positioned over the three glasses it is resting on.
Place the final glass on top of the pyramid. This glass should be positioned with its base evenly touching the three glasses on the second.
Slowly pour the champagne into the top glass. Keep pouring as the glass fills and overflows, switching out champagne bottles as necessary. When the glasses on the bottom of the pyramid are filled, stop pouring and invite your guests to join in the celebration.
Tips and warnings
- Make sure there is approximately 1/4 inch of space between each of the champagne glasses. If the rims are touching each other, the champagne will not properly flow down the stems of the glasses into the rows below.
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