Sugar Free Cake Needed for One-Year-Old's Birthday Party

Updated on March 26, 2008
B.T. asks from Orange, CA
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I need to locate a bakery or individual that makes sugar free (possibly more nutritious) birthday cakes. I may be crazy, but I am not ready for my little one to eat any sugar laden frosting, icing, or cake. I am still nursing and I have made all of my childs food from organic fruits, meats, and vegatebles. I am just not ready to introduce her to sugar. Any suggestions? I prefer for the cake not to "look" any different than a regularly decorated cake. I am open to any ideas. Thank you:)

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A.H.

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Hi, I bake cakes and I also have an 11 month old which I have the same concerns for. I would recommend for you to have a birthday cake that's all out for the guests and have a mini cake just for your baby that's healthy and has organic sugar in the raw, a cake that he/she could dig into. That's what I'm doing for my baby's birthday on 4/12. I don't recommend sugar-free or supplemental sugar because anything that's fake "may cause cancer" and isn't very healthy for the little ones.Hope that was helpful, if you want more info I have a myspace www.myspace.com/mandiscakes or email me at [email protected]____.com and I'll send you some cake pictures.

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C.C.

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Good for you for being so consciencious about your son's foods! To answer your question: Stevia is a sweet herb that can be used to sweeten just about anything with 0 carbs and therefore no sugar spikes or dips. It is not a sugar substitute so therefore has none of the dangerous chemicals you find in nutra-sweet, sweet n'low, and spenda. It can be found in the supplement aisle at Trader Joe's, and can also be found at most health food stores. There are many Stevia cookbooks that share how to make sweet treats, including many recipes on-line. Most of those cookbooks are available on Amazon. However use it sparingly, it is VERY sweet.

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A.M.

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Here is a GREAT website with LOTS of 1st birthday cakes that are sugar free! Hope it helps!
http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/tipFirstBDay.htm
:) Good Luck

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A.M.

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Try a website that specializes in diabetes menus. Most diabetics can not have refined sugar and some of the recipes are great! I had gestational diabetes while pregnant with my daugter and used a couple of recipes from the internet when I was craving something sweet.

Also try using Splenda instead of sugar in a recipe. It's made to use in baking and cooking and doesn't leave an after taste like some other sweetners.

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A.G.

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If you are that worried, make a real cake for everyone else and make her zucchini or carrot muffins that look like cupcakes. I know that the bad world of sugar and junk food seems too awful to introduce a one-year-old to, and I felt the same way with my first kid, but a muffin is certainly OK.

Mother's Market has desserts, but even they add sweeteners like honey or agave or brown rice syrup to most of their stuff, and when there's no sugar, sometimes companies add chemicals that add flavor but would be worse for your child than sugar.

And relax. Sooner or later, Baby will meet up with sugar. You can't completely protect them.

A. G

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M.R.

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I would go with a whipped cream cheese frosting on a carrot or banana type bread (cooked in cake pan)
Good luck! And have a fun party! :)
Mars

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L.L.

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Hi B.,
Don't know where you are but there is a restaurant/bakery in Los Alamitos called Katella Deli that makes sugar free cakes. My father-in-law is diabetic and so we get his birthday cake there every year. I know you have to order in advanced and they either decorate with fuit(kinda like a tart) or you can have a frosting decorated cake (also sugar free). They taste great, no one ever knows the difference.

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