How to Make Eiffel Tower Cookies {Tutorial}

Throwing a Glamour Girl or Paris themed Party? Let your tastebuds travel to France with these Eiffel Tower sugar cookies decorated with royal icing. Our fabulous contributor, Marian from Sweetopia is showing us how to make them!

At first glance, making these cookies looks more difficult than it really is. With the right recipes and tutorials you can make them! Besides the instructions further down in this post, if you prefer video, you can watch below to see the eiffel tower and dachshund cookie being made, and learn a little about how to dry your cookie. And if DIY isn't your thing, you can find a host of cookie decorators to make them for your next party here. Big thanks to Jillian Phillips and her Lilla Rogers for allowing the images to be used too!

{Video} Parisian-Themed Cookies {Making the Eiffel Tower Cookie}


To make these, you'll need:

If you need some more guidance, a good place to start is with my Cookie Decorating Tutorial, and two videos on Icing Consistency and How to Pipe Icing Lines.

How to Decorate Eiffel Tower Cookies

Just a note about the cookie shapes first - They were made using templates I made, not cutters. if you're not making too many of these, cutting the cookies out with a template and paring knife, isn't difficult, it just takes a bit longer than using a cutter. You can find an Eiffel Tower cookie cutter here, and for the other shapes you can be creative and use other cutters you already have. Take for example the dachshund dog, you could easily use a Christmas stocking cutter instead.

Decorating Instructions:

Because I'm not skilled at freehand drawing, I used a Kopykake projector to trace the eiffel tower.

Once you've made your cookies and they're ready to decorate:

Step One:  The Base

Pipe the Eiffel Tower base using a #4 tip.


Step Two:  Drying

Let dry for a minimum of 6-24 hours. The icing basically acts as sealant for freshness, so it's okay to let the cookie dry uncovered.

The length of drying time depends on the humidity of your environment. I recommend working in a room with air-conditioning and a de-humidifier, especially if you live in a tropical area, or during the summer months in the Northern Hemisphere.


Step Three:  Piping the Eiffel Tower Lines

Using a #1.5 or #2 tip, pipe the lines for the Eiffel Tower. Im not skilled at drawing so need to use a Kopykake projector to trace the images.

Let the icing dry for about 6-10 hours and you're ready to package or serve!

You can find more detailed info. on decorating cookies in my Cookie Decorating Tutorial here.

If you have any questions or comments, please drop me a line below and come join me on facebooktwitter, or youtube.

Bon Appétit!



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