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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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bunhead bobby pins

bunhead bobby pins | movita beaucoup - a simple tutorial for embellished bobby pins

Bunheads for bunheads! Dancers have long embellished bobby pins with tiny flowers, beads and rhinestones to dress up their buns. But I’m going to suggest we take things to the next level. Let’s shove tiny disembodied heads in our hairdos! Supplies: small wooden beads – about 1/2 inch in diameter bobby pins mini pom poms…

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diy ballet sewing kit

DIY ballet sewing kit | movita beaucoup

Are you a ballet dancer? Do you have a ballet student in your life? Are you looking for a little gift for a dancer that is cheap AND will impress? Maybe you should make a handy sewing kit! Sewing kits are a must for dancers. They are easy to throw together, and most items can be found…

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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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diy clay gift tags/ornaments

clay gift tags | movita beaucoup

Lemme start by saying I didn’t invent clay, gift tags, or clay gift tags. But I do cherish any opportunity to make other people feel inferior over the holidays. Crafting my own clay gift tags makes me look super committed to the holiday season without putting in a lot of effort. The fact that they can alternate as tree ornaments…

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ballerina peg dolls {cake toppers}

ballerina peg dolls | movita beaucoup

Hosting a ballet themed party? Hoping to wow guests with your wood? These little ballerinas should do the trick. Use to decorate cupcakes or cake, or distribute them as party favours. Even better: put fire on their heads. Materials: peg dolls, drill, pencil & eraser, acrylic craft paint, small paint brushes, fine-tip marker, mini pom-poms, glue, thin ribbon…

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petal topped cakes and cupcakes

petal topped cakes and cupcakes | movita beaucoup

I’m pretty obsessed with petal tips these days. No, not the ones you find outdoors. The ones Ateco and Wilton make. The ones that facilitate the flow of buttercream from a piping bag to your mouth the top of a cupcake. They are extremely versatile, and invaluable when it comes to piping ruffles and flowers…

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