Coolest Eiffel Tower Cake

I made this Homemade Eiffel Tower Cake for my daughter’s 7th birthday. She has a “thing” for Paris and the Eiffel Tower (not sure why or where it came from), so this was a great idea. I decided to challenge myself with a 3D tower instead of a 2D. The last birthday in the family was my son’s 4th, and I made a cool pirate ship cake. My daughter had high expectations. So I gave it a try.

I broke the tower down into 5 parts: the base, the first balcony, the middle unit, the second balcony, and the tower. I started with 2 sheet cakes and cut out the pieces that would make up those parts. I had to measure them carefully in order to make sure the final result had the right dimensions. Using a model that my daughter had in her room (purchased months earlier as a decorative piece for her bedroom), I measured the pieces carefully. For the base, the middle section and the tower, I layered cut outs of the cake (using buttercream frosting as the glue) and shaved the edges to give it the right shape. I then coated each unit with frosting and wrapped each in pink fondant. For the two balconies, I couldn’t get the cake to maintain its shape and be thin enough, so I ended up making plain cookies (any recipe for crunchy cookies would do) in the square sizes I needed. I then frosted those and wrapped them in pink fondant. I left the pieces in the fridge overnight to harden. Also- the cake was too tall to keep assembled in my fridge.

Last step- Assemble the cake. Use a wooden skewer pressed in from the center of the top tower to hold it in place and keep it straight. Using a powder based decorating frosting (thin enough for piping) I “drew” on the border and the crisscross design. I couldn’t get the right consistency for the piping at first, so it came out sloppier than I would have liked. I’ll know for next time.

As an add-on, I made the poodle out of fondant (held together by toothpicks) and placed it at the base.

2 thoughts on “Coolest Eiffel Tower Cake”

  1. I am going to try to do this from my daughters 10 birthday this year. She dreams of going to Paris one day and this is perfect. Thanks for the step by step instructions!

  2. Your work is nice. I am a thirty year decorator and am impressed with your skill. Those tall ones are a challenge. :) You can see my work on facebook ~ Melinda Rhodes profile is a tall cake.


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