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!!!!!!!
Angel food cake (made with crushed pecans). Stabilized whipping cream frosting.
Pecan angel food cake recipe:
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...!
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)
hope it helps
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.
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.
Good luck with whatever you choose!!!