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sorry you fell off the stage cake

sorry you fell off the stage cake | movita beaucoup

For almost two decades, I told my students not to worry about falling off the stage. When you are little, and it’s your first ballet recital, that’s the sort of thing you think about. But I could confidently say: none of my students have ever fallen off the stage. And then it happened. A dancer came to me…

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one bowl yellow cake with lemon buttercream frosting

one bowl yellow cake with lemon buttercream frosting | movita beaucoup

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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cinderella cake {and a blog redesign}

cinderella cake |

{want to learn how to make this pumpkin carriage? click here!} 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…

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a bride’s cake

a bride's cake | movita beaucoup

. . . Here’s a wee cake I made for Heather, a former student and generally awesome gal. Heather’s getting married in August and asked me to make her wedding cake. SHE WANTED IT TOPPED WITH BALLERINAS. But because I don’t have access licensed kitchen (yet), I had to say no. And then I died.…

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the ballerina bakeshop: flower fairy

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…

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the ballerina bakeshop: autumn fairy cupcakes {cinderella}

autumn fairy cupcakes | movita beaucoup

. . . Welcome back to the Ballerina Bakeshop! Today’s special? Cinderella-inspired pumpkin cupcakes topped with a brown sugar cream cheese frosting. Get it? Because the Fairy Godmother turns a pumpkin into Cinderella’s carriage? That kind of tie-in is art, people. And just in case you’re confused, that little ballerina on top of the cupcake…

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the ballerina bakeshop: white swan cupcakes

white swan cupcakes | movita beaucoup

These White Swan Cupcakes are of the orange-infused sort, and they are topped with a cream cheese frosting. A bitter-sweet combination – like the story of the white swan. She finds her prince, but they – you know – die. The cupcakes have a gentle orange flavour, and are very moist. The cream cheese frosting…

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the ballerina bakeshop: black swan cupcakes

black swan cupcakes | movita beaucoup

Let’s talk Black Swan Cupcakes. These cupcakes are a light chocolate cupcake with a classic chocolate buttercream frosting. I added black food colouring to the frosting to make it darker. It will turn your tongue a little blackish-blue. If you don’t like using gobs of food colouring, you can just leave ’em as is – they’ll…

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