the ballerina bakeshop: flower fairy

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the ballerina bakeshop: flower fairy | movita beaucoup

This week I entered a cupcake contest. I did not win. Mostly because my entry didn’t even make it to the voting round. But that’s okay, because the other entries were pretty rad. Still, I thought you might like to see what I’ve been up to lately…

the ballerina bakeshop: flower fairy | movita beaucoup

the ballerina bakeshop: flower fairy | movita beaucoup

the ballerina bakeshop: flower fairy | movita beaucoup

the ballerina bakeshop: flower fairy | movita beaucoup

The deets: vanilla cupcake slathered in vanilla-almond buttercream. Finished with a vintage-inspired ballerina topper (lovingly embellished by hand), and royal icing flowers and leaves.

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Maybe my loss will inspire you to win! Enter:

bake my cake ban pink

And then eat your entry. (I did.)


  1. themondaybox on April 28, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Your ballerina and your cupcake are so pretty! The other entries must be astounding if yours didn’t make it to the voting round. The vanilla cupcake is perfect with the delicate design. I know a number of young ladies this cupcake would thrill!

    • movita beaucoup on April 30, 2013 at 7:42 am

      There were some pretty cool entries in the contest, so I’m not too sad about not making the cut! Plus, these cupcakes were so much fun to make that it’s hard to complain…

  2. juanitascocina on April 28, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    I’d vote for you…because dayum girl! Look at all that gorgeousness!

  3. stephbo93 on April 28, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Your cupcake is so beautiful! I love everything about it– the fact that the icing is cupcake shaped and not 10 inches tall– that the flowers and leave are just the right color and perfectly shaped— that your ballerina is beautiful and sparkly. Just gorgeous!!!

    • movita beaucoup on April 30, 2013 at 7:43 am

      Thanks! Also, it was very tasty. There’s something very satisfying about eating tiny flowers…

  4. maia@semiswede on April 28, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    This is too sweet. I LOVE it! I wonder if I can ispire my 4-year-old-to-be to have a ballerina party, despite the fact she ditched her ballet class after refusing to participate three weeks into it. Or wait a minute….maybe I’ll have my own ballerina party! That’s the ticket! And I have almost a whole year to prepare. You already inspired me to purchase the vintage ballerina cake toppers. If I start now, I can make swan lake ballerinas, fall fairies, AND flower fairies. Wahoooooo!

  5. Bonnie on April 28, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    I think your cupcake is beautiful, and I’m sure it tastes the same way.

  6. Kathy on April 28, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Total winner material. Love it.

  7. Sarah on April 28, 2013 at 7:59 pm


  8. musingmar on April 28, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Such a pretty cupcake, so whimsical and dare I say it, girly. Love it!

  9. afternoondlite on April 29, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Reblogged this on Afternoon D Lite and commented:
    Now that is how you create a CUPCAKE! get in my belly! yum!

  10. spree on April 29, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    I can’t imagine why you didn’t take home the prize Movita. Diminutive, dainty, feminine, the very essence of Spring, and pretty as a picture (well, both You And your cupcake) – yours shows restraint and such very good taste! (they just don’t make judges like they used to.)

  11. emmalina73 on April 29, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Well you have my vote my friend! I think that we might need to dress up as ballerina’s and ‘visit’ the judges next time around, I’m sure we can persuade them to our point of view. Or at least my spatula can.

    • movita beaucoup on May 8, 2013 at 10:42 am

      So THAT’S what a spatula is for!

  12. Ashley Bee on April 29, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    It’s a cute cupcake but plastic in/on my food gives me the heebie-jeebies. Couldn’t tell you why, but the barbie cakes gross me out. I love the rest of the design though, and I’d happily eat this sans ballerina. I envy your decorating skills!

  13. ashley - baker by nature on April 29, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    This is the prettiest little cupcake ever, Movita! I’d vote for ya 😉

  14. Stacy on April 30, 2013 at 7:58 am

    What’s the matter with those judges? Were they BLIND? This is a gorgeous cupcake and do they know you hand-embellished that little dancer? Harrumph.

  15. shannon on May 1, 2013 at 8:59 am

    i can’t even begin to understand how this didn’t make it to at least the final rounds, if not actually win the competition. All that precision! Did you have to put that together with tiny tweezers??!? Seriously, that cupcake is beautiful, and requires a patience i do not posess. nor will i, ever. I am checking off “enter cupcake competitions” from my list of to-do’s because if you can’t win with this, then clearly i am out of my league in a big way.

  16. themessybakerblog on May 1, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Hello, judges, did you not see the hand-crafted ballerina perched on top of that beautiful flower cupcake. What’s up?

  17. Amy on May 1, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    This cupcake is so beautiful!!!! How did you not win?! Also, vanilla-almond buttercream sounds freaking amazing.

  18. Cravings of a Lunatic on May 2, 2013 at 1:33 am

    Dude if I were in charge of that cupcake contest, or any cupcake contest for that matter, you would totally win. Cuz you’re awesome. And so are your cupcakes. (and I do not mean cupcakes as a euphemism for anything naughty)

  19. movita beaucoup on May 8, 2013 at 10:44 am

    You guys are the bomb! If it makes you all feel any better, this cupcake was DEEEEELICIOUS! So I’m really not sad about missing the cut…

  20. Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen on May 28, 2013 at 12:40 am

    Oh, my gosh.. these are beautiful!!! You should have totally won, I think you should be so proud and impressed with yourself because I’m sure proud and impressed with you, Movita. Your baking has become so polished and professional, you are totally so gifted! xx

  21. Ana Maria Jimenez on April 5, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    don’t be discouraged at all, you know how many entrepreneurs have failed the first time, second and third, etc, etc? Keep trying different colors, etc. I love your work!

    • movita beaucoup on April 6, 2015 at 9:26 am

      Not to worry – I wasn’t discouraged in the least! It was a small newspaper contest I entered for fun. I have a lovely little cake business that is thriving! Thanks for the encouragement…

  22. movita beaucoup on December 27, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Comments on this post are now closed as it was published in April 2013.