I wanted to come up with a more accessible and affordable alternative for the rest of us. The result is an elegant tower made of gold and brown wrapped Ferrero chocolates that you may have marveled at in my post about Paul's 40 Favorites Surprise 40th Birthday.
This version costs $50 to construct exactly as shown, but you can definitely adapt these instructions to create towers of colorfully wrapped Lindt truffles or, even more affordable, Oreo Cakesters in vanilla creme and chocolate creme rows. If you use Ferrero chocolates, Walmart by far has the best prices on these. Beware of bulk packages, which were always more expensive per chocolate due to their more attractive packaging at all of the stores I checked. The instructions below were inspired by a tutorial I saw on the Creative Hostess blog.
DIY Chocolate Tower Party Centerpiece
- 4 7/8 x 17 7/8" Foam cone
- 19 x 16 1/2" Broadcloth, brown or black
- 4 Pins with large heads in a color that blends in with the cloth
- Regular straight pins
- Round wooden toothpicks
- 10 Twelve-count boxes of Ferrero Rocher chocolates
- 8 Twelve-count boxes of Ferrero Rondnoir chocolates
- Floral clay (optional)
If these instructions inspire you to create your own DIY candy tower centerpiece for your next party's sweet table, I'd love to see photos!
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