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caking // movita beaucoup

Behold, my week in cakes. (Because I suspect many of you enjoy looking at photos of sweets more than actually baking the sweets.) And possibly my favourite: the LionBear Smash Cake. In case you’re feeling productive: Swiss meringue buttercream (the addition of melted and cooled chocolate makes the most divine chocolate frosting on the planet) easy chocolate cupcakes how…

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pumpkin carriage cake topper tutorial – free ebook

pumpkin carriage cake topper tutorial // movita beaucoup

Remember this pumpkin carriage cake topper? Well, I’ve finally got a how-to for you. See? It only took two years of hounding. Peer pressure works! I made you an ebook. It has been months in the making. You can download it here. It’s free! It’s my little gift to you. It includes some video tutorials and access…

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lego cake

lego cake // movita beaucoup

For the second year in a row, Oliver thought he might like a garbage truck cake to mark the occasion of his birthday. I’m all for waste management, but was pretty happy when he changed his mind and decided upon a Lego cake. I don’t know that this qualifies as a tutorial, but I thought I’d outline…

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buttercream ruffle rose tutorial

buttercream ruffle rose tutorial | movita beaucoup | a simple and forgiving piping technique!

Ask and ye shall receive. More cake tutorials! And because some of you have lamented that you are challenged in this area, I’m hoping this little ditty might be manageable. A ruffle rose will make the top of your cake look striking, but also requires minimal skills. First, and I can’t recommend this enough, practice your…

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on freezing cakes

freezing cakes | movita beaucoup

When I’m making a cake for someone, I always bake the cake a day or two ahead of time and freeze it. ALWAYS. It’s a great way to be more efficient on decorating day, and I find a little freezer time gives tender cakes stability and makes them easier to handle when decorating. I don’t frost or decorate my…

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crap no. 12

crap i've been meaning to tell you about // movita beaucoup

Welcome to Crap I’ve Been Meaning To Tell You About, 12th Edition. This edition features photos of the gingerbread house I made last year. Ebony was sick over the 2013 holiday season, so I didn’t get around to finishing my gingerbread house until April. So, though you could think of its completion as four months late, you…

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ready mix truck cake

ready mix truck cake | movita beaucoup

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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happy birthday, haddy

happy birthday | movita beaucoup

Happy birthday, Haddy! I hope you have a most marvellous day! This could be challenging given that I’m 1800 kilometres away, but give ‘er a go. On the weekend, Rosie Beaucoup and I found this delightful photo of you on the day you were born: And then this delightful photo of us together: The nice thing…

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