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Guilt-free, sugar-free cupcakes in Rocklin

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Icing On the Cupcake has become a favorite treat for many area residents. However, those living a sugar-free lifestyle haven’t had that opportunity to properly enjoy them until now. Icing on the Cupcake has introduced a new line of no-guilt Sugar Free Cupcakes. The new sugar free cupcakes are available in two flavors: Skinny Pink (chocolate) and Skinny Lemon. Both “skinny” flavors will be offered daily. On average, the sugar free cupcakes are 50 percent less calories, fat and carbs than their original counterparts. Babybites are also available in these flavor and their counts are just one-fifth of their original full size counterparts. Babybites are available by special order in both flavors by calling (916) 303-4333. IOTC continues to push the limits with personal desserts. Providing a sugar free alternative cupcake to customers has been a long-time goal. IOTC adds to the collection with an option for those either watching their calorie intake or people who must live a sugar free lifestyle due to health issues like Diabetes. Finding the right sugar free sweetener was a challenge in the early days of IOTC. It was critical for the Rocklin-headquartered business to maintain the same homemade, fresh taste of their original cupcakes for the sugar free line. Food science in sweeteners has advanced greatly, helping them select 100 percent natural sweetener, Xylitol, a natural sweetener ideally suited to baking. According to Xylitol.org, it is one of the top sweetener alternatives found in health food stores and has become a favorite of dentists and nutritionists. Xylitol is a 100 percent natural sweetener found among nature in a variety of fruits and vegetables and has 40 percent fewer calories and 75 percent fewer carbohydrates than table sugar (sucrose). With absolutely no artificial chemicals added, Xylitol is the perfect addition to the traditional taste delivered in every bite baked and decorated by IOTC. “Sugar free cupcakes are something we have wanted to offer our customers for a long time,” explained co-owner Shirley Nagasawa. “It took a long time to find just the right sweetener that would translate our homemade quality into a sugar free treat. IOTC is proud to offer a delicious homemade treat to a whole new population. Icing on the Cupcake is the premier personal dessert bakery in the greater Sacramento area. IOTC offers more than 45 flavors of cupcakes and now two sugar free flavors, baked fresh daily for each of their four locations. Its ownership team came together for the love of the cupcake and it’s been sweet success since 2007. Check out their menu online at www.icingonthecupcake.com. ~ Staff report ________ icing on the cupcake Where: 5065 Pacific St. and Lonetree Boulevard at Blue Oaks Hours: Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Phone: (916) 315-9500 Website: www.icingon thecupcake.com/