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post #16 of 24
The post I saw used the regular Splenda, not the blend. Personally, I dislike artificial sweeteners, but for those who can't have sugar, it's a good alternative.
post #17 of 24
hopefully the sugar industry will release its hold on Stevia and make it available to the public as a sweetener! Perfect for diabetics and not as harmful as chemical sweeteners.
post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by cakesmart

I tried the Splenda products and didn't like the results. The Sugar Blend is actually half sugar,



Also...there are a surprisingly large number of people that are intolerant to Splenda. In myself, it causes migraines. 100% of people expect a cake to be made with sugar. It's not a good thing to substitute it without a public announcement and cause serious health problems for others.
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post #19 of 24
Also add that my mom is diabetic. She has learned to take care of herself and would NEVER expect someone to change their recipes, especially for a wedding, for her needs.
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post #20 of 24
There is a lot of flour (starch= carbs) in cake

It's not just the sugar. If the bride and groom would like to accomodate their diabetic guests, suggest fruit alternatives. Some diabetics can have a piece of cake and if and when they do, prefer just a bite of the real thing, as opposed to a big piece of diabetic dessert substitute. Others forego it altogether. Most adult diabetics can control their diabetes quite well, it is not the cake makers responsibility, not the bride and grooms. Just make sure you let them sign off on the cake, that cake is not a food for diabetics, it is a normal cake.

I would not go the route to make them a diabetic cake, if you do not have the experience. I made on for a diabetic once (Hazelnut cake, no flour, minimal sugar) Was fondant covered, that he could peel off, BUT they had to sign for it. I also gave them a complete list (incl weights) of ingredients in the whole cake, which were sugar and starch based, so that they could count out the points
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post #21 of 24
Diabetics can have hazelnuts, but then you have the allergics to contend with
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post #22 of 24
I made the new Pillsbury Sugar Free cake mix for my Dad this weekend and it tasted great....and I hate anything sugar free because it tends to have a nasty aftertaste.
post #23 of 24
That must be the silliest thing I've every heard from bride and groom. Sounds like they just said the first thing that came into their heads because they themselves didn't like the sweet taste. They obviously don't know what they are talking about.

As a diabetic myself, I certainly wouldn't expect a bride and groom to accommodate me at their wedding. I can CHOOSE what I put in my mouth and am educated enough to know what I can and cannot eat.

The biggest myth that people need to get over is that it is not just sugar that raises a person's blood sugar. It is any kind of carbohydrates at all because our bodies break down complex carbohydrates like flours and starches into sugar. Try to bake a cake without flour, sugar or eggs.

Now, if they don't like the sweet icing, then they could ask for whipped icing or Italian buttercream but to say you can't have sweet buttercream because diabetics are present is ridiculous in my opinion.
post #24 of 24
I think you hit the nail on the head KathysCC! thumbs_up.gif
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