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About Scrap Kittie

A sewing and baking addict, vegetarian animal-lover, teacher. And an avid music fan...all the wrong sorts of music. Hence the blog was nearly called 'Hot Cake' after The Fall's song.

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Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Hot Chocolate (plus a few peeks at cakes)

It’s been such a long time since I posted anything new here.  The end of the school term was hectic, I had four full sized cakes to complete and then a trip to Brighton – phew!! Before we get to … Continue reading

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Two Tier Vanilla Bean Cake

Had a whale of a time doing this one!!!  The cascade of glittery roses….  it’s a form of therapy making them. This post is just for show – no recipes here today! Then I was asked to do a Tinkerbell … Continue reading

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Banana and Deeply Dark Chocolate Cake

This cake is one of courage – heart and soul.  The legends surrounding bananas all have one common theme – that somewhere, somehow, the banana plant came from a heart. There is the legend of Corazon from the Philippines, who … Continue reading

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Peppa Pig Vanilla Bean Birthday Cake (with a pink heart running through)

This one’s just for show! Thanks to Gill at work for trusting me to make this and to the other Jill for the book which has inspired me to keep baking… 🙂  I’m sad we don’t get to talk cake … Continue reading

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Cherry, Almond and Swede Cake

Who doesn’t love Cherry Bakewells?  Aren’t they just so cheeky?  I imagine they were exactly what Alice ate when she saw those tiny delights with ‘Eat Me’ written on them. Give in to temptation… go on… Chocolate would have been … Continue reading

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Lemon, Lavender and Parsnip Cake

Here’s the second cake in ‘Vegetable Month’.  I think this little Missy should be showcased in every home, she’s so beautiful. She’s very easy on the eye – a real English Rose.  She’s soft and pale – no sunshine for … Continue reading

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‘Ruby Red’ Velvet Cakes (and Vegetable month)

Ruby Red.  Whisper her name. She’s pouty, artificial and preened to within an inch of her life, yet oozes charm.  She’s dressed immaculately in a fitted, tailored suit with patent killer heels.  She probably owns a multi-million pound company and … Continue reading

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Mini Ginger and Chamomile Sponge Sandwich Cakes

Well, I think it’s time to say goodbye to Ginger Month.  It’s March and I’m now thinking about planting vegetables, ready for the spring.  We have asparagus root (a valentine’s gift), courgettes, narcissus and a variety of herbs. I’m looking … Continue reading

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This is NOT cake…

I have been deviating from baking just a little recently and have been exploring other creative avenues… breaking a cup helped. 🙂 Just thought it might be a nice share for all those of us who accidentally break little baking … Continue reading

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