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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Help, please!!!

I'm hoping someone who reads my blog can help me out with this question... how do you figure out carbs for a food that is, for lack of a better word, unusual?

We get this special cake for our birthdays; it's made at a little hole-in-the-wall place, and is not like any cake we've ever had. They call it a Black Forest Cake, but it's not. It's basically made up of almond meringue, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings. It's hands down, the best cake ever.

When I went to pick it up today (for my husband's birthday), I thought I'd ask them if they had the nutritional information for the cake. Well, you would have though I'd asked for their super-secret recipe. This place is not known for their cheerful employees, or stellar customer service anyway, but this lady fixed me with the "death stare" and grunted at me when I asked if there was any way of finding out how many carbs were in the cake.

I'd love for Elise to be able to have some cake, but I just don't know how to figure out the carb count... can anyone help???

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunatly, you'll probably just have to guess. And, with one so small guessing might be out of the question. I'm sure it's even more important to get her carb counts just right.

    I always use this as a guide for Riley and it works pretty well: for a sheet cake I count one 2" square as 30g and for a round cake I try to cut a sliver that is about 1/4 inch thick I count that as 25-30g depending on the icing.

    I hope this helps.

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