kaylawaylalayla Posted 24 May 2013 , 6:20am
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how would you go about building an onion dome like on st basils cathedral?

not that i'd be making a cake like that any time soon. i've just always wondered.

 

http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/060/cache/russia-st-basils_6026_600x450.jpg

 

also, is it possible to do something that large in blown sugar?

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Cakechick123 Posted 24 May 2013 , 9:45am
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I did a replica of that building. For the onion domes I used a ball shaped polystyrene and just molded the fondant around it to give me the onion shape.

 

Here is my cake

kaylawaylalayla Posted 24 May 2013 , 1:31pm
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AIts beautiful I love it! I eventually want this to be my wedding cake that's why I'm asking

kaylawaylalayla Posted 24 May 2013 , 11:14pm
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AAny ptger suggestions?

shanter Posted 24 May 2013 , 11:16pm
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You could use a Hershey's kiss mold. It's not exactly the same shape but close.

 

http://www.ebay.com/bhp/hershey-kiss-mold

kaylawaylalayla Posted 24 May 2013 , 11:19pm
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AI like it, I've never seen those before

SugaredSaffron Posted 25 May 2013 , 7:39am
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AI've done it with polystyrene and rice krispie treats.

kaylawaylalayla Posted 25 May 2013 , 6:32pm
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any body else have any pictures?

shanter Posted 4 Jun 2013 , 11:57pm
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The person who made this cake carved styrofoam into dome shapes:

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This shows pix of making onion domes with styrofoam balls and aluminum foil:

http://www.craftsforkids.com/projects/1300/1308/1308_1.htm

 

Some of these are cakes (some are real buildings, some are Legos, at least one is a teapot....):

https://www.google.com/search?q=onion+dome+church+cake&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=Q3yuUejhBZPzqwGQ3ICIBA&biw=1372&bih=756&sei=6HyuUaq_J5GCqgHSnYD4DQ#um=1&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US%3Aofficial&hl=en&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=cake+st.+basil%27s+cathedral&oq=cake+st.+basil%27s+cathedral&gs_l=img.3...278684.284667.12.284986.21.20.0.1.1.0.203.3041.1j18j1.20.0...0.0...1c.1.15.img.Bzq72JJB6wU&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.47244034,d.aWM&fp=8c06593309d4a108&biw=1372&bih=756

kaylawaylalayla Posted 5 Jun 2013 , 3:50am

AI love the teapot!!! I've searched and searched and didn't get most of the pictures you sent. Thankyou!

shanter Posted 5 Jun 2013 , 3:52pm
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I love the teapot!!!
I've searched and searched and didn't get most of the pictures you sent. Thankyou!

 

I wasn't having much luck either until I searched on cake St. Basil's cathedral in Google Images.  icon_smile.gif

kaylawaylalayla Posted 5 Jun 2013 , 5:06pm

lol. i always search st basil cake on google image. i must be a bad googler :P.

kaylawaylalayla Posted 5 Jun 2013 , 5:06pm

the results i get are for the recipe for jewel cake.

shanter Posted 5 Jun 2013 , 5:37pm
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the results i get are for the recipe for jewel cake.


I think it makes a difference if you put the word "cake" first, so that's the first thing Google tries to match, then St. Basil's after that.

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