Frequently Asked Questions

Here, you can discover responses to the most commonly asked questions that my team I encounter.


Can I make recipe substitutions?

Although some recipes may tolerate ingredient substitutions, many traditional baking recipes cannot. It’s crucial to keep in mind that baking is a precise science, and specific ingredients are chosen for a purpose. If substitutions have been verified successfully, you’ll find them documented in the blog post or recipe notes. Otherwise, it’s likely that we haven’t tested them. Keep in mind that when making substitutions, the outcomes will inevitably vary from the original recipe.


How long can I keep frosted desserts at room temperature?

Following the decoration of any item with buttercream or cream cheese frosting, it is acceptable to keep it at room temperature for one day. Beyond that timeframe, it is advisable to refrigerate it. Ultimately, rely on your judgment and choose the storage method that you feel most comfortable with.


What type of oven do you use and what heat settings are best?

My team and I test and write all of my recipes with a conventional oven. If you use convection settings (fan-forced) for baking, the general rule is to lower your temperature by 25°F. Additionally, keep in mind that due to increased airflow in convection ovens, recipes usually take less time to bake.


Can I use less sugar?

Sugar serves multiple purposes in baked goods, contributing to moisture, texture, and taste. While it’s possible to experiment with reducing the sugar content, be aware that doing so may alter the intended texture of the final product.


When should I sift flour?

You don’t need to sift flour unless a recipe calls for it. If your recipe calls for 1 cup of sifted flour, sift the flour before measuring. If the recipe calls for one cup of flour, sifted– then you sift it after measuring. If the word “sifted” is listed before flour, you sift it before measuring. If the word “sifted” is listed after flour, sift it after measuring.


Do you have the nutrition information for your recipes?

 don’t usually include nutrition information as it can vary between different brands of the same ingredients, and many recipes have ingredient substitutions or optional ingredients. However, there are many great online calculators where you can plug in your exact ingredients