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.
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
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!
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