Sugar holds a special place for itself in our everyday lives, so when it’s time to put your health first, replacing it can feel completely impossible – especially if you have a sweet tooth! As the 2012 winner of the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars Hollis Wilder has proved otherwise. Her sumptuous cupcake recipes have made their mark on the world and have been featured on The Food Network twice. But that’s not all, her innovation in baking also ensures that she remains the proud business owner of a delicious and successful cupcake enterprise. Sweet, by Holly, is a dream come true.
Her popular sweet shop includes numerous delicious delights. Each of the cupcakes has been flawlessly decorated to create the ultimate zone of temptation. So, filled with these irresistible treats, it’s easy to believe that her little shop would be any diabetic’s worst nightmare. Fortunately for most, it isn’t. Instead, some of her best-selling concoctions are created using artificial sweeteners – thank God for the 21st century, wouldn’t you say?
With a little bit of innovation and creativity, these wonderful alternatives to sugar are becoming more and more popular. Those aiming for a healthier lifestyle have found it easier to replace sugar without compromising on taste – and with these, it is finally possible. Today, there are multiple brands selling similar incredible products, so if you’re interested, it’s easy to find one near you. While Hollis definitely recommends artificial sweeteners in everyday recipes, here are some things to remember before you get started:
For one thing, replacing sugar requires some math skills. After all, depending on the brand, you don’t usually need as much of the sweetener as you do the sugar. So if you’re not sure of your mathematical prowess there’s nothing to worry about. Just invest in a baking cup that helps you in these difficult conversions to keep your recipes on track.
An advantage of dealing with these delightful sweeteners is their easy-blending capacity. Where sugar can tire you out as you ensure that it’s thoroughly mixed up, artificial sweeteners are usually ultra-fine in texture. This means that they more or less dissolve into your batter without all the hard work.
Consequently, you don’t need to wait around as you experiment with the sweetness levels of your new recipe. Instead, you can taste and test the sweetness immediately.
It’s no wonder that artificial sweeteners have taken the market by storm – so why not give it a shot yourself? Try out this innovative creation from the comfort of your kitchen, and be sure to post your recipes in the comments below. While you may not be featured on The Food Network (as yet), we’d love to find out what you’re up to!
You can Cupcake Wars airs on Food Network Dish channel 110 or DIRECTV channel 231