Our First Keto Birthday Cake

When Alena turned 7, she asked for a Polka Dot Birthday Party. She had been on the modified keto diet for about 7 months at this point, and I was getting more and more used to cooking for her. But I had never tried to make a cake...

After a ton of researching recipes and experimenting with different things, I finally found a recipe that not only tasted OK, but would work nicely with the Polka Dot theme. This is where I found the original recipe.

We made the sprinkles first - which was very messy and labor intensive. Then I modified these sprinkles a bit (I made fresh ones, and didn't let them dry out) to make the polka dots for her cake.

Making this cake was quite labor intensive. It probably took me about 5 hours total (I made a few different cakes just to make sure I would get it right, and that there might be a chance that she'd actually like it). The hardest part though was making this cake with no running water in the house.... That wasn't something I had planned for. And another story altogether...

I was totally exhausted after decorating for the party, wrapping gifts, entertaining family, and making this cake. I was so excited to show her the beautiful polka dot cake! She was THRILLED. She thought it was awesome. But she had two bites of the cake and told me she didn't really like it. Sigh.

It was worth it though. She knew the cake had taken forever to make - and she really did TRY to like it. Her brother on the other hand, totally loved it...