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post #16 of 25
A little while back I was asked to make a cake with Splenda for my sil that was going on a crazy diet (btw, it didn't work...) I researched and asked and was also told that Splenda would substitute perfectly for sugar, NOT. I couldn't believe how bad it tasted, I served it to unsuspecting "victims" to make sure it wasn't just me and everyone of them spit it out with a "what the heck was that" look on their faces, it was almost fun icon_lol.gif I pride myself as a good baker and this was not acceptable. I happen to not use any artificial sweetener or fake fat in anything, after just a little bit of research anyone would see how bad it is for you, but that's jmho... Anyway, I just carved a little square out the death cake (as it came to be known) and used it as a top tier on a regular cake that everyone loved and ate, everything in moderation... I couldn't keep a clean conscience and feed this stuff to children, the option af a separate cake for her child is the best I've heard and I'll be trying some healthy options suggested there just for this kind of request, thanks janh for the link icon_biggrin.gif
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post #17 of 25
Thanks Janh for the link about artificial sweeteners. We need to be informed! Most people know more about their cars than about their bodies. And the freedom this companies have in the food industry doesn't mix well with greed.

And to answer the second part of the original question, SMBC doesn't crust but it does spread very well. I wouldn't go for the perfect smooth look of crusting BC just for my own sanity, but it is gorgeous and delicious icon_biggrin.gif
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post #18 of 25
I think when we look at the non-qualitites of artificial sweeteners we overlook the non-qualities of our beloved sugar. That lovely white powder does sucker punch the pancreas, rot our teeth and sog out our bowels. We are used to these bad side effects and we wink wink at these horrible detriments.

So put that up against the aspartame and splenda side effects and all that stuff stays firmly suspect and keeps those suspicions carefully hidden behind great marketing campaigns not to mention our addiction to all things sweet.

Just a thought to keep it in perspective.

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a sugar-holic
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post #19 of 25
You're very welcome. icon_biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by raquel1

And the freedom this companies have in the food industry doesn't mix well with greed.



Exactly. icon_sad.gif

Can't believe I heard our government say that small amounts of melamine (from contaminated imported milk, milk products like chocolate) won't harm an adult.... icon_eek.gif

But the tainted milk has killed four babies and sickened 54,000 others (outside of the U.S.)....
post #20 of 25
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Yes...Thanks JanH for all of your important information. I wasn't even thinking of the Splenda being harmful to a child when I took the order and started discussing it. I agreed to just cut down on the sugar by using just a little powdered sugar in the whipped icing. It was the icing that she had a problem with anyway. I don't' see the harm in giving a child a little sugar in moderation anyway.....it's her birthday for pete's sake! LOL
post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by k8memphis

I think when we look at the non-qualitites of artificial sweeteners we overlook the non-qualities of our beloved sugar. That lovely white powder does sucker punch the pancreas, rot our teeth and sog out our bowels. We are used to these bad side effects and we wink wink at these horrible detriments.

So put that up against the aspartame and splenda side effects and all that stuff stays firmly suspect and keeps those suspicions carefully hidden behind great marketing campaigns not to mention our addiction to all things sweet.

Just a thought to keep it in perspective.

signed,
a sugar-holic



I know that sugar is not good for you in any way shape or form, it's just that most people think that the artificial sweeteners give them freedom to consume sweets without regards/guilt and sometimes we need guilt to curve our appetite icon_lol.gif Using sugar in moderation is better than using the artificial alternatives in moderation...getting off my soapbox now...
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a former sugar-holic icon_biggrin.gif
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post #22 of 25
TOTALLY off topic- BUT raquel1, I also live in richmond, tx!! How wild is that?!?! Im so used to seeing people put houston (i think that's actually what mine says) that it threw me when I saw that you had richmond down! You wouldnt happen to know of any good cake stores in the area would you? icon_biggrin.gif
post #23 of 25
Hi Julie Atkins! I'm off 359 & 723. And the closest cake store is Cake Craft Shoppe in Sugarland, that's @ 30 minutes from me, but I'm used to everything being at least 30 mins from me! But if you are on the Hwy59 side of Richmond it's not too bad. They have a great selection of cutters and have almost anything I would use. I'll pm you more info icon_smile.gif
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post #24 of 25
Speaking of the safety of Splenda. I just got this article through a Moms Group I'm in.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26834242/

Mary Jo
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post #25 of 25
Thanks for posting that info, jojo0676. icon_smile.gif

It's sad that the FDA is so useless..... thumbsdown.gif
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