You would think that a child's first birthday party would be a pretty easy thing to organize. After all, it's not like baby will remember it, right?
While we now have a location, theme, guests, and decorations, we have yet to settle the Great Cake Debate.
This isn't a debate on flavor, it's a debate on sugar. While I'm not super strict when it comes to sugar (although some would argue that I am), I'm not really lax either. Penelope will get some sort of sweets/cake thing to smash, she will not be getting box cake (which has a TON of sugar) or something from a bakery that also has a ton of sugar. Although I will be making box cupcakes & gluten free cupcakes for the party guests - because while I restrict P's sugar intake, I'm not going to force everyone else to give it up.
So I've been debating what to do about Penny's "smash cake". Do I make one from scratch? Get one of those "reduced sugar" box cakes?
And then I found this site: http://www.cupcakecraving.com/
Which has a Sacramento location - and makes sugar free cupcakes! The reviews are excellent, and a cupcake is PERFECT. Just enough to make a mess for pictures.
So I'm going to head over there at some point tomorrow and pick up a couple and try 'em out (you know, to make sure they taste good enough for my baby).
Then all I have to do Friday is make box cupcakes for the party guests (sorry everyone, no homemade cupcakes... 1 year old + pregnancy = no one is getting homemade cupcakes, maybe ever).
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