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ready mix truck cake | movita beaucoup

ready mix truck cake

Another year, another cake for a Rutherford. This year, Oliver requested a garbage truck cake. Let’s reflect on that for a moment. And now let’s be thankful that Oliver changed his mind and decided a construction-themed cake might be more to his liking. This is not a cement truck cake. I mention this because I learned […]

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easy fudge brownies | movita beaucoup

easy fudge brownies

{click to watch on vimeo or youtube} . If you’ve been following La Vida Movita on facebook, you know I’ve spent the past two weeks trying to learn the ins and outs of shooting video. After my video class was cancelled twice this summer, I decided to school myself, which has resulted in several armpit selfies and a couple […]

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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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