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Tour Eiffel en Couleur!

I’ve made quite a few Eiffel Tower cookies in the past year or so, but they were all practically the same… basic black. And while they are absolutely lovely in the traditional sense, there’s something both delicate & sweet about throwing a bit of color into Paris, too.

Colored Eiffel Tower cookies.

See what I mean?

I used a few leftover bits of icing to give the Eiffel Tower a fresh spin, and I just absolutely fell in LOVE with these favors! A soft grey, an icy turquoise, and a pale mauve breathed new life into the classic frame – I can’t pick a favorite, even! <3

Colored Eiffel Tower cookies.

Each Tower cookie still takes about 5 minutes to pipe (not counting the white base underneath, of course), and I use a PME 1.5 tip for the entire thing. I hand-cut this shape, so I’ve never done more than 12 at a time, ha. (Does that make me sound lazy? Umm, that might be the truth, really!) I do have a cookie cutter for the Eiffel Tower, but the shape is very thin & feels so fragile, so I’ve never used it yet. I’ve also found that, inevitably, at least a couple of the cookies will bake up a bit skewed, so it’s easiest for me to start the design by drawing a few of my horizontal lines first to give me a “jumping-off” point, really. I do freehand this particular design, and some favors will have an extra section or two at different intervals from that. But if I hadn’t told you, I doubt you’d even notice the subtle differences, so let’s just agree to pretend every cookie is perfect, okay? GREAT! ;-)

Colored Eiffel Tower cookies.

After taking five years’ worth of French in school, visiting Paris is still high on my list of dreams! Until then, these dreamy cookies will just have to do! <3

Under the Sea Cookies.

Recently, I got the opportunity to make some truly adorable cookies! The baby shower theme was focused around Carter’s cute nursery line, “Under the Sea,” and I got to translate that into sweet cookies. :-)

"Under the Sea"-themed cookies, made to custom-match nursery bedding from Carter's.

I mean, how can you not LOVE this little guy?!

Octopus cookie.

For the shower, my customer needed both take-home favors and cookies for munching on at the event. We decided that the sea creature characters would make great favors, so I made fewer of those. I made a large batch of smaller (2.5″ size) seashells, and my customer graciously allowed me carte blanche in how I decorated them. I chose to use the colors from the rest of our theme, creating a very special, bright & fun seashell assortment!

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