Cooking a birthday cake for a diabetic loved one presents a special challenge. Almost everyone has a sweet tooth, and they want to have the special things that a birthday brings. So, you sit back and try to decide what to do about making a birthday cake. Of course, diabetics can have some sugar, but not the amount in a normal cake. Cooking a cake without sugar sounds difficult, but it really is not. Just try the methods below and you will cook a great diabetic birthday cake. Read on to learn more.
Things You'll Need
- Ingredients for cake
- Decorative items
Peruse a diabetic cookbook. There will be a few cake recipes listed there. Try to make something that pulls in the birthday person's favorite flavors.
Buy an angel food cake that is already made and use some safe ideas listed below as the decoration. Angel food is usually safe for diabetics.
Use sugar substitute in place of granulated sugar in the birthday cake. Make a frosting by using low- or sugar-free whipped topping or a simple meringue with sugar substitute added. Another option is to dress the cake up with sugar free pudding or Jello in the place of frosting.
Pick up some decorative silk flowers, fruit, sugar free candies or small toys to add decoration to the birthday cake.
Tips & Warnings
- A small piece will be OK in most cases (but no seconds) if the birthday person insists on having a regular cake made with sugar.
- Don't just decide to skip the birthday cake altogether--it will make the birthday person feel unworthy unless it is their idea.
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