cakes

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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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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6-inch chocolate cake | movita beaucoup

I no longer blog about food. But don’t fret! You can find the recipe for this 6-inch cake and frosting in this ebook: Behold a petit two layer, 6-inch chocolate cake. Simple and delicious. This cake is a shout out to simplicity – moist, flavourful and light. The frosting has coffee in it. It makes the texture soft, silky…

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boterkoek {dutch butter cake} | movita beaucoup

Dear Thijs, Welcome to the world! This means nothing coming from a complete stranger, of course, but your mother is one of my dearest friends. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without her friendship and influence, which is something we will now have in common. My mother, Rosie Beaucoup, was in the delivery…

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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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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 | 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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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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giant balls cake | movitabeaucoup.com

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

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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