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pam_r
03-13-2009, 07:19 AM
We are going to a Bday party this morning. Does anyone ever just make a guess if you have no idea? I am thinking 20 carbs in one cupcake.

Thanks!

Abby-Dabby-Doo
03-13-2009, 07:23 AM
If you have a scale that just gives you the weight, we take the weight and multiply it by .60 and that is the amount of carbs.
Example if you weigh the cupcake and it's 74g multiply that by .60= 44.4 carbs

frizzyrazzy
03-13-2009, 07:23 AM
cupcakes, with frosting (normal sized) I usually "guess" at around 40 but it's usually a little more than that:
http://www.calorieking.com/foods/calories-in-cake-mixes-cupcake-mixes-dark-chocolate-w-frosting-prep-as-directed_f-Y2lkPTM3Njc0JmJpZD0yNDk4JmZpZD0xNTEyMzgmZWlkPTM5MT E2MjY1MSZwb3M9NCZwYXI9JmtleT1jdXBjYWtlcw.html
that's for a dark chocolate cupcake prepared from a mix, with frosting.

pam_r
03-13-2009, 07:32 AM
I am glad I asked I was WAY off!:rolleyes:
Thanks for the quick replies!

wvchinacat
03-13-2009, 07:52 AM
for store bought - they sometimes have the carb count on the package. If not I use about 48 for store bought and a little less for homemade as they tend to have less icing. ;)

Gaia
03-13-2009, 08:18 AM
According to my 'Exchange Lists for Meal Planning' from the ADA......

cupcake, frosted....1 small ( about 2 oz.)...2 carb exchanges, 1 fat

(1 carb exchange equals 15 grams of carbs, or 1 starch, 1 fruit or 1 milk)

They gave us this book in the ICU and I consult it for just about everything. I love it!!

Nancy in VA
03-13-2009, 08:32 AM
IF they are homemade, the box makes "24" and they are about 18g each
If you use the icing like prescribed, it would take two tubs to ice 24. If that's the case, its about 27 per cupcake. If you have a thinner spread, its about 16 per cupcake.

Basically for a "loaded icing" one, I use 45
For a thin iced one, I use 35

Works pretty well for us

CButler
03-13-2009, 08:56 AM
It's the icing that always throws me off.
Have you seen the fluffy, foamy icing on some cupcakes?
What is that and how many carbs is that???

Pennylane
03-13-2009, 08:58 AM
I usually bolus for between 25-30 carbs based on how much icing there is.

mom of four
03-13-2009, 09:53 AM
If you have a scale that just gives you the weight, we take the weight and multiply it by .60 and that is the amount of carbs.
Example if you weigh the cupcake and it's 74g multiply that by .60= 44.4 carbs

I think you posted this once before and it has taken the stress completely out of birthdays for us. Thanks! A carb factor of .6 works for us every time.