Looking for a Solution to a Sugary Birthday Cake?

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

In my challenge to stay on track with my lifestyle change of healthy eating, evitably I stumble on setbacks. Birthdays seem to attract setbacks. Most people prefer or expect cake to be served....sometimes even cake and ice cream. Double blow! Now, maybe I am just spending time with the wrong people. =)
I have dealt with these sugary treats in all different ways - sometimes declining, other times choosing a small portion of ice cream OR cake. Kids birthday parties are the worst! I have been guilty myself in the past. Welcome to a sugar festival - likely filled with pizza and sugary drinks, sometimes juice boxes, cake, ice cream and sometimes even pinatas filled with candy! Enough!!
Today I discovered a solution! A fruit cake! Now, I'm not talking about a cake with fruit baked in it, like you come across at the holidays. This fruit cake is layers of fresh fruit shaped to look like a cake. It looks delicious and is simple to make. My friends who are also working toward a healthy lifestyle may embrace this new idea of a fruit cake. Wondering if the rest of my inner circle will accept it?
PS There is a link on my blog and recipe for the fruit cake at
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    I was equally excited! I'm glad you found the tip helpful.
    3518 days ago

    That sounds terrific! I have always had that problem. Some of my children do not like birthday cake and it is always a struggle when their birthday comes around.

    I am going to try this idea on the next birthday party!
    3518 days ago
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