alternative dessert table
hope you guys are well. It’s been a madly busy period for me so I haven’t been interacting very much, but I’m hoping it’ll quiet down soon and I’ll be able to catch up on everything I’ve missed here!
This was yesterday’s adventure. I had one day to make a dessert table for my other half, featuring no refined sugars, and limited wheat and dairy. We’re both reformed sugar addicts who used to think a jar of nutella was a perfectly acceptable dinner (lol), but he’s much better than I am now and doesn’t like to eat anything with white sugar at all. It was fun putting together everything, but I was so short of time and somehow ended up forgetting to eat anything all day, and the kitchen was a complete tip… but the cakes turned out well thankfully. I used a naturally sweetened ganache alternative I made to cover a cake smoothly for the first time as well as just piping truffles (I was most proud of that one :) ), I would have liked to try smooth-icing with the coconut cream too but ran out of time. I thought this might be interesting to the world of cake decorators, that high-quality finishes are still possible in cakes for quite restricted diets, without using white sugar.
4" stevia sweetened almond meal cake with red berries and coconut cream
3" paleo chocolate espresso cake with natural “ganache” and strawberries
4" no added sugar mango strawberry cheesecake
thanks for looking!