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post #1 of 28
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I looked through the recipe posts, but didnt find what I am needing.

I have been asked to do a baby shower cake for a lady who has Gestational Diabetes.

Does any one have any recipes for the cake and icing?

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post #2 of 28
I had gestational diabetes with my first baby. Is she going to eat the cake? I just avoided all sweets period. It wasn't worth it for the baby and myself. Maybe you can inquire about whether or not she intends on eating the cake.

Unless you are looking to do one for her and one for everybody else.

My first child is now 28 years old, so things have changed, including recipes. So there may be a recipe out there made with one of the artificial sweeteners available.

But it might be worth to double check that the Mother to be intends to indulge. She may be working on the side of being overcautious and avoid anything like that until after the baby is born.

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post #3 of 28
I agree, I wouldn't make a cake, if I knew the mother would indulge, just think if anything happened, you wouldn't be able to sleep, at least I couldn't. gestational diabetes goes away after the baby is born, but can wreak havoc on mother and child while she is still pregnant. It's only a couple of months. I just wouldn't take the risk personally, and definately not the risk as the baker. Cake is made with flour, that also gets converted to sugar in the body, it's not just the sugar you put in
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post #4 of 28
I'm looking for one as well, and the person I'm making it for can have carbs. I was looking on the Splenda site, they have recipes for powdered sugar so you can make your own icing:

3/4 cup SPLENDA® Granular

2 Tbsp. Cornstarch

Blended in blender until smooth.

And this cake recipe:

1 1/2 cups (375 mL) all purpose flour
3/4 cup (180 mL) SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1 egg
1 cup (250 mL) sour skim milk*
1/4 cup (60 mL) vegetable oil
1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
*Note: To sour milk, pour 1 tbsp (15 mL) vinegar into measuring cup, add milk to measure 1 cup (250 mL).
Combine flour, SPLENDA® Granulated, baking soda and salt in bowl. Add egg, milk, oil and vanilla. Beat at medium speed of mixer until smooth, about 1 minute. Pour into greased 8 inch (20 cm) round cake pan.
Bake at 350°F (180°C) for 20-25 minutes or until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool on rack.

I'm going to "attempt" this and hope it works out. *crossing fingers*
post #5 of 28
My advice is to make sure you tell everybody that there is Splenda in the cake just in case any one is sensitive to that product.

I know I am - big time. And the worse is that DH works for the company that makes it too.
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post #6 of 28
Sugar-free cake will only help a little. Someone with gestational diabetes has to avoid carbs. Cake made with flour is loaded with carbs. I would ask before going to the trouble to make a sugar-free cake. Sugar is only a small part of the issue for gestational and Type 2 diabetics.
post #7 of 28
I had gestational diabetes with all three of my kids. I was insulin dependent for all three, all three are very healthy and my g. diabetes was a pain, but I did have cake. It's different for everyone. I allowed myself a slice of cake when someone threw me a baby shower, even if I had to take an extra shot for it. Otherwise I was very good, but

I think a sugar free cake of some kind would be great for the expectant mother. She will know how to handle the extra carbs. I even brought my own sugar free pumpkin pie to thanksgiving one year when I was pregnant.

Very thoughtful of the person to request sugar free. I think Splenda website would probably be your best bet.
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post #8 of 28
What about checking out the American Association for Diabetes website?
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post #9 of 28
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Thanks for getting back with me! I am not sure why I never got any notifications, but after talking with my sister the lady CAN have Splenda and a small amount of sugars. My sister said she watches her sugar intake very carefully. What I plan on doing is making a diaper bag cake and then adding a small baby block (for the mother-to-be).

I did find some great recipes for diabetics, and they look promising. I have been having my sister ask what things that she can eat. My sister said she usually eats things that are sugar free, so I guess her G.B's arent that bad.
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post #10 of 28
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Oh, I spoke with anthoer lady at work and she mentioned Angel Food cake.
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post #11 of 28
I use the splenda recipe all the time. I cater (as much as I can) to people with eating issues like diabetes. Most of them like this cake. I also include an ingredient listing label and calorie count on the box. Splenda is good about providing one for the recipes it carries but I put a disclaimer stating they are approximations.

Living with a diabetic person I know that you can do all you can to protect them for harm but ultimately they are in control of what they eat or not.
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post #12 of 28
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Thanks auntginn!
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post #13 of 28
I just made that Splenda recipe yesterday, except I added a package of fat-free (which is sugar-free) vanilla pudding. I wanted to give it a try, and it seemed to work! icon_smile.gif

Auntginn I was wondering if you use a special icing as well when you make this cake? I haven't made the icing to go with it, still deciding on the best cream-cheese icing to use that I can also use to decorate a border with.
post #14 of 28
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I saw the cream cheese icing using splenda and I really dont want to make it with cream cheese. I ws hoping there was another recipe out there... I'm still searching!
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post #15 of 28
I have used the cream cheese icing and i also use pastry Pride whip topping. Most of my customers like the whip topping better. I don't add anything more to it and in warmer months it is lighter. HTH
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