Speaking of birthday..........because my birthday fell on a weekday, my sons wanted to get together yesterday afternoon as a little celebration.
Of course a cake had to be made and here I am 95 days into what's called a Keto diet. At this point I was not going to break down no matter how tempting it might be.
Hubby made the cake (yellow cake mix) and I iced it (mild chocolate icing). What helped me through the temptation, I created a little cupcake made from low carb pancake mix. I put about a half silicone cup of batter into the microwave and nooked it for about 35 seconds. It puffed up beautifully. For icing I used a pudding like desert made with home-made whip cream, sugar substitute, vanilla, and cream cheese. Also low carb. Sprinkled some unsweetened coconut flakes and pecan pieces on top and viola........my own birthday cake I could eat. The family even had a candle stuck in the middle to make it authentic.
So they ate their cake and I ate mine. Divided up the left over and split between my sons and eldest son's family leaving all temptation behind!
Here's a journal entry about it in my sketchbook as today's Inktober sketch :-)