Diabetic Customer??!!

Decorating By mmmcake0072 Updated 5 Jan 2011 , 6:44pm by michel30014

mmmcake0072 Posted 4 Jan 2011 , 12:38am
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Can anyone help me?? I have a request for a 90th birthday cake, the birthday "boy" is diabetic and does not like alot of "sugary icing". Order came from a friend of the daughter of the birthday boy....life would be easier if she had called me herself. So I guess I need a few ideas that |I could offer them( by way of chain game) for cake and icing choices. I myself used fondant always and super sugary chocolate or vanilla cakes. He apparently wants something with some kind of nuts in the cake. HELP!!!!!!!

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JanH Posted 4 Jan 2011 , 1:50am
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Angel food cake (made with crushed pecans). Stabilized whipping cream frosting.

Pecan angel food cake recipe:

http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Pecan-Angel-Food-Cake

HTH

Jennifer353 Posted 4 Jan 2011 , 2:35pm
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Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting that is not too sugary, with walnut pieces on top/mixed with the filling (if you have one)?
The cake would be much less sugary in texture than a lot of cakes which should suit him, not sure about the icing though, guess it depends...!

what_a_cake Posted 4 Jan 2011 , 4:22pm
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Maybe:

http://splenda.tastebook.com/recipes/1397007-Nana-Nut-Bread you can ice with a sugar-free cream cheese icing and still decorate with fondant (obviously to be peeled off by the birthday boy)

or

http://splenda.tastebook.com/search?commit=Search&offset=3&query=icing&recipe_view=true

hope it helps

michel30014 Posted 5 Jan 2011 , 6:44pm
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I don't know if you want a box mix but Pillsbury makes a sugar free yellow cake mix, I believe. I have used it twice for diabetic cakes for lack of a better recipe. But, actually Pillsburys sugar free box mix is very moist and tastes very good. Heres the two cakes I made using the sugar free box mix.

1st diabetic cake done with the diabetic icing (link) below.
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1824541.html

2nd diabetic cake
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1829544.html This one was made using the canned frosting which I NEVER use! This is the only cake Ive ever done this way! But, I was in a time crunch for this cake and he was happy with it, anyway!


As for the icing on the first diabetic cake, it was definitely different for what I used. I found this recipe on the below link and the icing was actually sweet w/o being too sweet. You can not get it totally smooth though. In retrospect, I wished I had used a cream cheese or whipped frosting instead. But, the guy I made both of these cakes for loved them both in taste and in appeal.

http://www.dlife.com/diabetes/diabetic-recipes/Butter-Cream-Frosting/r5728.html


Good luck with whatever you choose!!!

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