...and thought to yourselves, "why, isn't that Giovanna's husband Pavel's grandmother Růža's Ůly mold?".
Perhaps some of you are still a little unclear as to what, exactly, an Ůly mold is. Ůly means 'beehives' in Czech, and the mold is used to make a Christmas cookie I've meant to try for many years. The mold is dusted heavily (but never quite heavily enough) with cocoa. Then you push a mix of ground walnuts, sugar, and egg whites into the mold, and somewhat miraculously, after much trial and error (and a healthy pinch of good luck), a perfect little beehive comes out.
The Ůly are then air-dried for a few days, filled with a rum-flavored (or vanilla, or even chocolate) pastry cream, and cemented to a butter cookie.