This is my very first time making a tutorial so please forgive any common mistakes that I might make. If you have any questions please inbox me.
So I wanted to make an Eiffel Tower but I didn't have the time to make it out of RI. I found a few tutorials online on how to make it out of RI but nothing about gum paste. I knew that making it out of gum paste and RKT would be more stable for transportation especially since the delivery was in the bumpy streets of NY. We'll I tried by best and here is the ending result:
Hope you like it!
-1 Rice Krispies Treat
-1 skewer or 18 Guage wire(cut how tall you want your Tower to be)
-Edible black marker
-Round head Straight Pin
-lots of patients
1- I found a good template for the Eiffel tower here:
Go to that web address and scroll down till you see the Eiffel Tower Link that looks like this:
click on it, save it and print it.
2- I didn't modify the size and my tower was about 6 inches. There is 4 sides marked (A-D) cut them all out like this:
3- I then rolled out a piece of gum paste and spread a tiny amount of Crisco on the gum paste so the paper wouldn't move while I was cutting. I rolled the gum paste about a little less then 1/4 inch so it was stable and thick enough to stand while drying:
4-After they were all cut out I took each one, starting with letter A and I used a round head straight pin to mark the outlines of the tower so I have a guide when I draw the lines.
5- I then wiped off the Crisco very carefully and repeated step 4 to all four sides.
6-After a few minutes when they were all done I grabbed the first one and started making my lines with my black edible marker:
7-After I finished making all the lines I stood each piece up against a tall glass dusted with corn starch to dry, making sure I was happy with the shape of the bottom.
8- While they are drying I grabbed the RKT and started molding in to this shape and drove the skewer down the middle:
9- Melt a few pieces of chocolate and glue the pieces to the RKT, making adjustments here and there and you are satisfied!! andd Walla you just made the famous Eiffel Tower!
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial...Please don't hesitate to ask any questions!!