(Closed) Non wedding cake debate

posted 8 years ago in Cooking
  • poll: Cake solution?
    Make the cake, thouroughly enjoy making it, exercise self disiple. : (10 votes)
    63 %
    Make cupcakes, still delish, fun to decorate, enjoy the set serving size. : (5 votes)
    31 %
    Nix cake, draw pretty picture of cake instead, have fresh fruit and whipped cream, yum! : (1 votes)
    6 %
    Something I'm not thinking of : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    1854 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I guess it really depends what is more important to you between decorating the cake and staying on track with your diet for both of you…
    Usually, for an aniversary, I think it’s an acceptable occasion to go off track; but since you have been a little bummed that you haven’t lost any weight in the past weeks, I would give myself the gift of disciplin – I get so proud when I’m able to stay on track even when I had an occasion not to.

    Is there any other way that you could be creative with cake decorating, without eating it (offering your services to families for their children’s birthday cakes, for example, or other special occasions when you’re actually hosting, or being assigned to cake baking/decorating at work for people’s birthdays..) ?

    Post # 4
    3331 posts
    Sugar bee

    I struggle with this same dilemma all the time.  I love to bake and decorate cakes, but my husband and I both watch what we eat (him especially because he has diabetes).  If it were me in your situation, I would do the cupcake thing.  The serving size is more controlled and they’re easily transportable to work on Monday, so you’re not tempted to eat more.  You can still do some fun decorations–you can pipe some different designs on each cupcake if you want. AND you won’t be tempted to cut a big slice of the cake, knowing you might be sabotaging your weight loss.

    Post # 5
    928 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would say make the cake or do cupcakes…AND EAT IT!! Go healthy with dinner and then have a yummy dessert!! Come on, it’s your anniv and a piece wont be too bad. I completely understand about dieting and being healthy, my Fiance and I are pretty big on that stuff but on special occasions we treat ourselves and worry about the next day at the gym!

    Enjoy making and decorating your cake/cupcakes and enjoy one piece after a healthy dinner. Maybe yall could take a walk after dinner to get a littl exercise and it might be romantic!

    Ha sorry, I’m the bad influence!

    Post # 6
    14183 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Eh, I probably wouldn’t make it. Knowing I’d eat all that cake is a big deterrant. I’d make something like chocolate covered strawberries instead!

    But, i’m a big ole hypocrit. I made chocolate gooey butter cupcakes for DH’s birthday a few weeks ago, left him 2, and took the rest to work. But uh, I don’t like chocolate Embarassed

    Post # 7
    831 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I say make the cake and enjoy a moderate/decent slice of the cake and just make sure you don’t have seconds. Even if you do, just remember to get back on the healthy train the next day and exercise! 🙂

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