We’re in St. Petersburg today! We have two extremely busy days ahead of us, trying to cram in as much as we can of this incredible city. I can’t wait to show you the pictures!
One of things I am most excited to see is The Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood. I mean, look at it:
Image from saint-petersburg.com
My favorite part is the amazing onion domes, so I turned them into cookies.
Some of the domes are from The Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood and some are modeled after domes from St. Basil’s cathedral in Moscow.
- Onion dome shaped cookies (hand cut shape)
- Terra cotta-ish colored icing (flood and outline)
- Gold icing (flood and outline)
- White icing (flood and outline)
- Outline and flood icing of your choice, depending on the dome colors (I used green, blue, white, gold, and red)
- Gold luster dust
- Small paintbrush
- Pastry bags, couplers, #1 and #2 tips
Outline the onion dome base in the terra cotta icing with a #2 tip. Then flood.
Trace or freehand the designs of your choosing, like this:
You can see that I kind of messed up on the ones in blue – no worries; it would all be covered by icing anyway!
Now, pipe your designs with a #1 or #2 tip.
Let each section dry for a bit before you add the adjacent section.
Sometimes I’m too impatient and flood too early – it never ends well! Finally, add the spire details in gold and the details on the onion dome base. Let dry overnight.
The next day, I mixed a couple drops of vodka with gold luster dust in a small bowl and painted over the gold icing to add a nice shine.
Russia, here we come!