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giant balls cake | movitabeaucoup.com

giant balls cake

If a google search has directed you here so you can make a cake shaped like male genitalia, welcome. This is the cake I made for my niece a few weeks ago. It was her birthday, and I wanted to make our family jewel a very special cake. The Very Special Cake was supposed to look like one of […]

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cardamom rhubarb snacking cake | movita beaucoup

cardamom rhubarb snacking cake

If I were a plant, I’d want to be rheum rhabarbarum (rhubarb). Short, thick, tart and pretty: who wouldn’t want to get with rhubarb? It’s one of the more pulchritudinous creeping rootstalks (obviously), but did you know that rhubarb is also slang for fight? Use it as you would donnybrook, melee or brannigan. For example: there […]

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swiss meringue buttercream | movita beaucoup

swiss meringue buttercream {easter cake}

Let’s talk buttercream, shall we? More specifically, Swiss Meringue Buttercream. European buttercreams, as many of you know, tend to be less sweet than their American counterparts. Some people find them too buttery, but I think this is because many North Americans grew up eating sugary frostings made with copious quantities of confectioner’s sugar. We were cautioned […]

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one bowl yellow cake with lemon buttercream frosting | movita beaucoup

one bowl yellow cake with lemon buttercream frosting

Happy birthday, Pumpkin! To mark this, your seventh birthday, I made you a cake. A cake topped with lots of teeny-tiny things. Because teeny-tiny things are the bestest. For example, kittens are teeny-tiny and way awesome. So were you when you were born. Also, rats holding teddy bears. And pixie portals. Good things come in teeny-tiny packages. […]

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pot de creme au chocolat | movita beaucoup

pot de crème au chocolat

Last evening, we bid farewell to our dear, sweet friend, ebony. She has been 2.0′s constant and loyal companion for many years, and we will miss her far more than I can properly express in words. As I’ve said before: a million accumulated moments of happiness can be matched in sorrow the instant you have […]

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mountain of meringues | movita beaucoup

mountain of meringues

This is the dessert I most frequently requested as a teenager. My mother, Rosie Beaucoup, got the inspiration from Canadian Living magazine, and after its first appearance in the Beaucoup household, I was hooked. Have I ever told you how much I love meringues? I’d maim for them. The concept is straightforward: a big pile […]

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chocolate marshmallow layer bars | movita beaucoup

chocolate marshmallow layer bars

Some of you were confused by my last, almost-healthy recipe, so I decided to lay some multi-layered sweetness on you. Welcome to Crap I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You About, 10th Edition. One of my students recently told me a story about passing out in sex education class. At first I pretended to be concerned, but […]

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