these pictures are from clara’s birthday party last year, but wanted to share with moms who might be planning for birthday parties…
we made the party 2pm-4pm to avoid serving lunch. all of clara’s friends and their parents are aware that clara is on a medical diet, so when we sent out the invitation, we let them know that there will only be light snacks served. Our goal was to allow clara to eat everything she wanted that was exactly the same as other people.
berries are the only fruits we give clara, so the choice was simple. we served mixed berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries)
princess theme sugar cookies
i made sugar cookies for the guests and keto version of sugar cookies for clara using the same cookie cutters
mini cupcakes for the guests
i made simple vanilla cupcakes with butter cream frostings at home, so i can get the same matching pink frosting for clara. i also made some keto mini cupcakes for clara using same recipe as the heart shaped cake below, just in case she wanted a cupcake too.
heart shaped cake for the birthday girl
using vanilla cake recipe, i baked the cake in a small heart shaped pan and made keto version of butter cream frosting(see below for the recipe) in the same color as the cupcakes. then it was decorated with princess candles, which can be purchased at Michael’s.
shaved ice served with a few different DaVinci sugar free flavored syrups (we rented a snow cone machine since it was very hot for an october day, and we had kids running around outside, jumping on in the bouncy)
Recipe for Butter Cream Frosting
4T Butter, softened at room temperature (not melted!)
4T Splenda or Truvia (it will depend on how sweet you want it to be)
1.5t vanilla flavor (Frontier alcohol-free)
1/2T Heavy Cream
(optional: pink food coloring)
Beat butter until it is creamy. Add Splenla and mix in low speed. Add vanilla, salt and heavy cream and mix in medium speed. If your frosting is too thick, add more cream. If your frosting is too soft, add more Splenda.