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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  1. Michelle 01/10/2012

    Wow, these cookies look amazing. I can't believe how detailed they are!

  2. Kimberly Bonham 01/10/2012

    OOhhh! I love these! Pinning this for sure!

  3. sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more 01/10/2012

    I love everything Marian does, she is so inspiring!

  4. lisa- sweetpopstudio 01/10/2012

    Loved the video! Great tips too! Thanks!

  5. Sharon@theplaidcookieco 01/10/2012

    Marian, these are fantastic!! Your tutorials are always so helpful, and so timely. Someone just approched me the other day about doing an Eiffel tower and wedding cookies to go with it. So, thank you for the help. I enjoyed the music and the video so much, I played it twice. :)

  6. Jillian Phillips 01/11/2012

    I may have to attempt making these Marian! :)

    • Marian (Sweetopia) 01/11/2012

      Now that's awesome, Jillian! The artist who created the images, making cookie versions. I'm thinking you wouldn't need the projector. Lol.
      Please come back and let us know when you've made them!

  7. Marian (Sweetopia) 01/11/2012

    I'm so glad you like the cookies! Have fun making them!

  8. Julie {Angry Julie Monday} 01/13/2012

    Awesome! I actually have an Eiffel Tower cookie cutter that my friend brought me back from her trip. I just need to find it now.

  9. Angela 02/08/2012

    I totally love this. My husband took me to Paris this year for our 25th wedding anniversary and I can't wait to go back. This is so adorable.

  10. The Enchanted Bath 10/03/2012

    So glad I came across this web site. I make handmade soap, but I sometimes make the soap so that it looks like cake or cupcakes ,so I like to look at real cakes and cupcakes for inspiration or for tips on decorating.


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  13. sofoodsogood 12/06/2012

    C'est quoi du "tartar" dans le royal icing de sweetopia?

  14. Cheryl S. 06/07/2013

    OK, I've watched the decorating the Eiffel Tower You Tube video several times.
    My question is, did you draw the lines of the E.T. yourself? I know that you used the KoppyKake (which I'm totally buying!) however, the lines on the cookie are so precise. I am presuming that you drew them on the paper yourself.
    I really want to try this on my own but, I want it to turn out as perfect and as gorgeous as yours.
    Thanks so much for your input.

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    So cute I love the eifel tower doing think these cookies are awesome.


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