Post # 1
Ok hive, so this one hopefully goes out to everyone.
Here is the deal, I have hypoglycemia, which means I can’t really eat sugar. Let me classify that, I can have two dark chocolate dove promises for dessert after dinner and that equals about 5 grams of sugar. So hopefully that helps everyone understand, I just can’t eat things like sweets, to much bbq sauce on things, soda, ect……so the wedding cake.
I should first mention we are making my cake, I already have the go ahead that my Aunt will help with the decorating when she gets into town – it just saves us so much money doing it this way! That and my family is good with baking and decorating cakes.
My plan is that the first say 2 tiers will be regular cake which my fiance will pick out – because honestly if I can’t eat it what do I care! The top 2 tiers will be sugar free, so when we each eat a piece/feed each other a piece I will have sugar free and then for the top we save for our one year anniversary will be sugar free. So far my best solution for how to make the top 2 tiers of sugar free is to buy 2 sugar free cakes from Publix then stip them of their icing, cut one smaller, re-ice the outside with regular frosting and call it a day. I plan on doing it this way because Publix doesn’t let you order them in any other way then just the way the put them out on the shelf, they are premade, frozen, then shipped to Publix – and let me tell you they are so yummy! I had two at my birthday and no one knew any different! (and they weren’t just saying that to be nice). I just wish there was a way for us to do this without having to basically take apart a Publix cake. And finding a good recipe has been next to impossible!!!!
Any of you other ladies having the same issues?
Post # 3
SO thrilled! Just found a bakery here in town that can do a sugar free cake!!!!!!!
Going to go do a tasting this week hopefully 🙂
Post # 4
That’s great! I’ve tried boxed sugar free cake before (I have hypoglycemia too, but I’m not as sensitive as your described) and it’s really not bad. The more difficult thing is to get some sort of sugar free frosting. Butter cream is basically pure sugar, so you may have to be open to other types of frosting, or just have a bit of the actual cake and skip the frosting all together. If you are doing fondant though, you can put almost anything underneath it. So maybe something like a dark chocolate ganache would be pretty low in sugar, and could still go under a white fondant so it wouldn’t look any different than the other tiers…
Post # 5
a relative of mine even found a box cake by pillsbury that was reduced sugar and it was delish! there were even BC red. sugar brownie mixes. she first found it in Florida and did some research to see where to find it in NY but maybe itll be easier for you to find it and check out the actual sugar content. I understand you are senstive but maybe its reduced ENOUGH so that you can still have it 🙂
Post # 6
Yea I have tried some of the box sugar free cake – so far everyone else hates it but me 🙁
Publix makes awesome premade sugar free cakes – they dont even taste sugar free – I have fed them to a few people and they have said how good they tasted and when I told them it was sugar free they had no clue! I wanted to have Publix do our cake, but they only have those sugar free cakes like pre made and frozen and have so far said they can’t do it so when I found a bakery that could do it I was thrilled!
To be honest I was about to say skip the cake – I get kind of frustrated with things like this because I can’t drink because of the sugar part and I can’t have regular cake yet I am having cake for everyone and boos (lol) so it’s nice to find a way around the cake part so I can enjoy it too
Post # 7
For sugar free icing, you can always make a cream cheese based frosting. It tastes good, but needs to be refrigerated. Its not a sweet recipe obviously…
2 cups whipping cream
1 box sf pudding mix
16oz cream cheese
3 tbsp splenda
1. Whip the whipping cream until stiff.
2. Cream pudding mix, splenda & softened cream cheese together until smooth.
3. Fold cream cheese mixture into the whipping cream.
Post # 8
Thanks for the cream cheese frosting recipe!!! Any flavor pudding mix?