This year for Christmas, my nephew Theo wanted to make Gingerbread Eiffel Towers. So, I set about coming up with a plan. I found a recipe for a stiff gingerbread -- one intended for construction, not taste (although it is completely edible) and decided to make a 3D version. I made two tall cookies and stuck them back to back with some icing. This gave the appearance of a 3D model, as it could stand on it's own. (In the photo below, you can see a rubber band around the top part, I had a mishap and needed to "glue" the 2 parts together again and the rubber band was there to brace it while the glue dried.)
In order to get my Tower to stand up on it's own, I needed the base part to bow out from the top part... So, I made a cardboard ramp that I covered in tin foil.
And here Claudia is schooling Piera on the art of gingerbread decorating... Seems that Claudia liked to taste test the candy while we were decorating and she liked the ring pops best!
Here are some Eiffel Towers decorated with just white Royal Frosting.
And here are a LOT of Eiffel Towers decorated in all colors.
And the Eiffel Tower alongside the castle that Claudia and Theo made earlier!