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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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chocolate peanut butter frosting | movita beaucoup

chocolate peanut butter frosting {and an almost love story}

Here it is: the first Peruser’s Druthers tale. You wanted to hear about my encounter with Gérard Depardieu, which is interesting, as I didn’t say it was a good story. Also, when I say met Gérard, I may have mislead you: my body met Gérard’s body, which is almost the same, except it involves more […]

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frozen chocolate peanut butter pie | movita beaucoup

frozen chocolate peanut butter pie

Welcome to Crap I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You About, 9th Edition. Let’s get to it, shall we? Justin Bieber was arrested this week, which, for some reason, reminded me of an exchange that happened between two of my ballet students last year. Kid 1: (pointing to a mark on her face) What is this? (pausing to run her […]

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cinderella cake | movitabeaucoup.com

cinderella cake {and a blog redesign}

Transformations. Aren’t they the best? Imagine, if you will, a dude wearing the following: a Female Body Inspector t-shirt tightly tucked under the waistband of his too-short-for-him grey sweatpants, white sports socks shoved into the brown deck shoes he’s been wearing since 1990, and a neon coloured ski jacket paired with what appear to be […]

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