AliPru Posted 28 Nov 2012 , 6:20pm
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AHi guys

I've been asked to make a novelty cake for a diabetic lady and have absolutely no idea where to start!

Can anybody please help with:

1) A sponge cake recipe that is suitable for carving into the shape of a handbag.

2) An alternative to fondant as I'm guessing there probably isn't a sugar-free version.

Many thanks!

Ali

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jason_kraft Posted 28 Nov 2012 , 7:20pm
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AMaking a diabetic-friendly cake is very complicated, we tried for months and could not come up with a recipe with a good enough taste and texture to sell. (Some recipes were OK, but not good enough in our opinion for a product someone pays for.)

Many diabetic recipes we found when doing our research use white flour, which is not really acceptable to a diabetic due to the high glycemic index, so you would need to experiment with low glycemic flours like amaranth, quinoa, or sorghum. I doubt you will be able to put together a cake that will hold up to carving.

When we got requests from diabetic customers, I would share my personal opinion that a tiny piece of excellent non-diabetic cake is preferable to a regular-sized piece of mediocre diabetic cake.

AliPru Posted 28 Nov 2012 , 7:32pm
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AThanks Jason!

I've been looking up diabetic recipes all afternoon and none of them sound as nice as a "proper" cake so I think I will go with the "just have a teeny bit" route. They could always peel off the fondant to limit the sugar/carb damage anyway.

shanter Posted 29 Nov 2012 , 1:33am
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Some people recommend cheesecakes for diabetics: no flour, eggs are okay, not as much sugar as in a cake, etc. (Maybe you could use one of the sugar substitutes).

csue Posted 29 Nov 2012 , 4:39pm
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I am a recently diagnosed diabetic.  I am constantly looking for food sources that will work with my eating plan for being a diabetic.  Here is a blog that I use:  http://mariahealth.blogspot.com/ .  I haven't tried many things here yet but I am impressed with quantity of choices.  I know she has a red velvet cake recipe.  As a diabetic, my main goal is to watch out for those carbs.  Everyone is different and can tolerate carbs in a different manner.  I cannot tolerate carbs in any fashion so I must regulate my eating plan very carefully.

 

Another blog site I use is:  http://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/ .  I know that she has a recipe for red velvet donuts and cupcakes, for example.  I haven't tried that one yet but do plan to very soon.

 

I don't "need" sweets so I don't often try these recipes.  I did make a sugar-free apple tart for Thanksgiving and really liked it.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Sue
 

Cakechick123 Posted 29 Nov 2012 , 8:00pm
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Im diabetic myself and agree with this

 

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