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Truly Sugar-Free And Healthy Diabetic Cake Recipes

Diabetic cake recipesInsulin is a hormone that helps your body control the level of glucose in your blood. People with type 2 diabetes cannot properly utilize insulin or their pancreas does not produce enough insulin. This ultimately results in high blood sugar and the inability to convert it to energy. 

Diet and diet alone is the root cause of type 2 diabetes.

In addition, there are other “aggravating factors” such as life style, lack of exercise, heredity and obesity that can predispose you to this health condition and/or make it worse.

The #1 risk factor for diabetes is what you eat and foods such as white sugar, white bread, white rice, foods that are deep fried in hydrogenated oil as well as excessive consumption of caffeine containing beverages and alcohol.

On the other hand, strictly avoiding the foods mentioned above can give you the best possible immunity against diabetes and many other health conditions.

But what about cakes, cookies and desserts? They are ALL full of white sugar and white flour that are main ingredients for most recipes. Does it mean that you should never eat them if you are diabetic or would like to protect yourself from developing diabetes?

I have a confession to make: I love cakes, candies, cookies, desserts and sweets. It may sound naïve but I have never realised how much sugar they contain until I started to bake on my own and went through the list of the ingredients. And that’s where I got scared… because they’re ALL full of sugar.

I thought that there should be a better way of baking that is delicious but also healthy at the same time. So I started my research and here is what I discovered:

1.    Low fat and low carb recipes are highly promoted as healthy and suitable for diabetics but, in fact they are not.  Commercial desserts that are labeled as “low fat” are packed with sugar and carbohydrates. And while the “low carb” options might have less sugar, they use chemical-laden, artificial sweeteners which taste awful and are even worse for people with diabetes and anybody trying to prevent it.

2.    To create healthy cakes and desserts the first step is to remove every ingredient from the recipes that are unnatural or refined, as well as anything that would spike blood sugar or cause the body to store fat. Then substitute these items with proteins, healthy fats and fiber.

3.    Diabetic cakes should have ingredients that prevent sudden spikes of blood sugar and don’t cause the body to store fat.

Ingredients That Are Full Of Sugar

Thanks to misleading messages from food companies many people don’t realise that ANY type of sugar can raise their blood sugar levels. Although some sweeteners such as molasses, honey, agave syrup and raw sugar are promoted as being healthier than white sugar, the truth is that all of them still increase your blood sugar.

According to the American Diabetes Association, all these types of “healthy sugar” account for about 15 g of carbohydrates per tablespoon and are NOT a part of truly healthy diabetic recipes that supposed to be completely sugar-free.

ALL foods that are listed below are high in sugar and should NOT be used as desserts or ingredients for your diabetic cake recipes:

  • Any kind of sugar such as white, brown, table, cane, raw and rock sugar
  • Most syrups such as golden, maple, corn syrup and molasses
  • Treacle, marmalade, jellies and jam that are on average 65% sugar
  • Honey is often marketed as a “natural alternative” to sugar but don’t be mistaken because honey contains 80-85% of sugar
  • All sweets such as candies, M&M, chocolates, ice-cream, mousses, puddings sweetened desserts and jellies
  • Fudge, cakes and biscuits, cookie chips baked with most common flours
  • Fruit juices and canned fruits in syrup. For example, some sorts of apple juice contain more sugar per glass than Coca Cola…
  • Dry fruits contain much higher sugar amounts than fresh fruits. For example, 100g of raisins contain 60g of sugar.
  • Sweetened packet drinks, fizzy soft drinks, vitamin waters, energy and sports drinks, sweet wine and sherry are ALL overloaded with sugar
  • Glucose and foods containing glucose
  • Condensed milk, flavoured milks, low-fat milks, flavored cream cheeses  and yogurts have sugar added
  • Artificial sweeteners because many of them are toxic to the liver and can have side effects
  • Chocolate. Beware from “no-sugar” chocolate alternatives: they contain artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, Ace K, sucralosea and litame or undesirable sugar alcohols such as sorbitol, isomalt, maltitol and mannitol that still raise your blood sugar.

How To Turn A “Sugar Bomb” Into A Healthy Cake

To be truly healthy the diabetic cake recipes should fulfil the following criteria:

1.    Include all-natural low glycemic (GI) ingredients to avoid spikes of blood sugar and fat storage.

2.    Be completely sugar-free. Refined white sugar and corn syrup is poison and even natural sweeteners like agave and honey will still raise your blood sugar. And the bad news is that ALL cakes and dessert recipes contain a lot of sugar and carbohydrates that convert into sugar in your body. However, there is a delicious alternative to sugar and dangerous sugar substitutes that are made from aspartame. It is an all-natural sweetener that has zero calories, zero glycemic index and zero additives.

3.    Be high in protein because protein takes longer to digest and it is known to slow down the absorption of carbohydrates.

4.    Contain healthy fats like coconut oil. Fats slow down the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates just like proteins do. Healthy fats can prevent insulin resistance and glucose intolerance when they are used as a substitute for margarines, spreads, shortening and hydrogenated oils. In the long run, it can also help you increase your metabolism and trim down your weight.

5.    Include healthy flour alternatives that are low in GI and will not cause your blood sugar level go high. Most even so-called “healthy” bakers choose whole grain flours over refined white flours.

But whole grain flours are still very high in carbohydrates, have high glycemic index and are NOT suitable for diabetics and those who want to lose weight.

There are low glycemic flours that are a healthier alternative because they have much less carbohydrates than grain-flours.

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Keikos Cake And Pastry Friends

Keiko is a professional confectioner and pastry chef with a “Meister” degree that she was awarded after years of training and advanced patisserie examination.  She has worked as a professional patissier and pastry chef in restaurants in Germany and Japan.

Making cakes and desserts is her passion and when you see her work you know right away that she loves what she does. Keiko creates delicious first class dessert recipes that not only taste yummy but also look great. Here are just some examples of her work.

Keiko Cake And Pastry Friends Desserts created by professional cake decorator Keiko form Kiekos Cake and Pastry Friends

Can You Do It Too?

Keiko believes that cake decorating is not a rocket science and “normal” people, hobby backers and anyone who would like to learn how to decorate cakes can do it the way she does.

She created a concept of making and decorating desserts that enables anyone to follow her step-by-step tutorials to create beautiful cake decorations. Her instructions are intended to assist home cooks, bakers of all levels and even those who don’t have any experience to achieve professional results.

Keiko cakePhotos are made by Keikos Cake and Pastry Friends

What is Keikos Cake And Pastry Friends?

On her website Keiko shares cake decorating tutorials with those who joined her membership program. In the membership area you will find:

  • More than 1500 pages of downloadable ebooks and growing
  • Exclusive original recipes for cakes and desserts created by Keiko
  • Over 12 hours of video tutorials with exact instructions
  • Downloadable recipes and much more
  • Access to the private forum where you can ask Keiko questions and get support from the community. You can post pictures of your creations on the forum and see what results other members are getting

All recipes are exclusive and are available only to the members. Keiko posts new professional quality recipes, 3 new videos and cake guides every month so that you will never run out of creative dessert ideas.

Watch an example of cake decorating video tutorial below where Keiko shows how to make marble chocolate plates that you can use for cake and dessert decorations. It is easy to do at home and it will certainly impress your family and friends if you try to use it for your next cake.

If you were looking for or attended cake decorating courses in your area you know that you have to pay hundreds of dollars to learn just one element, for example how to make gum paste roses.

Online cake decorating classes and memberships are a vast resource that is often overlooked. This type of skills training can help you not only get professional results typically only found in a top bakery or patisserie but also save hundreds or thousands of dollars on training. You will be pleasantly surprised by the price of Keikos Cake And Pastry Friends membership.

Cake Decorating Business Secrets Review: 7 Steps To Your Financial Freedom

Starting a cake decorating business can be very rewarding opportunity for any woman who wants to express her creativity, do what she loves and is passionate about cakes. Cake decorating is all about being creative, learning new skills and making other people happy. Making cakes is never boring.

It has high earnings potential starting from 50,000 per year working part-time and going into the six figures if you would like to work full time. However, to make your business profitable and achieve your financial freedom you should choose a business model that suits you the best and learn from the experts how to set it up properly.

A cake business is a pretty straight-forward venture: someone orders and pays for a decorated cake that you bake. However just like any other business, there are important steps to follow to ensure that your business will become more organized and successful.

Cake Decorating Business Secrets is a guide created by a professional cake decorator where she shares her profitable business model and guides you through seven most important steps how to set up your home based cake decorating business:

1. It helps you to decide what your main business or core competency will be and what products or services you would be selling.

There are many options to choose from. Will you be specializing on wedding cakes or birthday cakes? Do you want to open a cupcake shop? Will you also sell cake decorating tools and equipment?

The key is to choose what you like to do and can do the best and the Cake Decorating Business Secrets will help you to find out how you can make it profitable.

2. Make a business plan and calculate your budget

Cupcake businessIt is important to decide whether you would want to open a new cake business, buy an existing one,  work from home, or get into a franchise.

Cake Decorating Business Secrets will help you to establish a budget for starting your business. Depending on the business model set-up costs could go way beyond what you expect, so you have to plan carefully if you will rent, buy a place or do business at home.

Creating a business plan will help you to estimate your operating costs and how much money you will need to finance the business. It will give you an idea how many cakes you need to sell on a weekly and monthly basis to keep your business profitable.

3. Name your business, acquire permit and certificates and establish your company vision, mission and goals.

This is an important step to specify the direction where you want your business to go. All legalities should be met such as payment of due taxes, financing, insurance, business licence and complying with food service regulations.

4. Setting up your work area and getting equipment and supplies.

Cake Decorating Business Secrets can help you to decide how to set-up your store and work area, create an inventory of all supplies and equipment and ensure that nothing important gets lost. Furthermore, you will learn how you should be working with your ingredients and manage your inventory in order to prevent ingredient wastage.

6. Establish and effective work-flow.

Cake Decorating Business Secrets can also help to establish an effective work flow so that you and your staff will have an exact procedure how to complete your tasks. You will learn how to set-up an ordering system, take payments, organize cake production and delivery for efficiency and consistency.

7. Market your products.

Depending where you live cake decorating can be a highly competitive business endeavor but with the right marketing, people will easily be able to discern if your cakes will be worth a try. You can set up an online shop to educate your customers about your cake variants. It is also a good way to reach people outside your locale as well as to introduce new products.

Cake Decorating Business Secrets also includes the handbook “Powerful Offline Marketing In The Internet Age” where the author shares simple but very powerful strategies how to find new customers and get ahead of competition including big bakeries.

If you are an absolute beginner Cake Decorating Business Secrets will help you to get necessary skills, minimize your start-up costs and avoid many mistakes. It comes with two complimentary handbooks:

  1. A specially written in-depth handbook “Expert Cake Decorating Made Easy”
  2. “Frosting Perfection: Industry Secrets To Complete Frosting Mastery”

Where the author and professional cake decorator shares her tips and insider secrets that you may not find anywhere else. Check it out

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