The only alterations to their recipes I make is to decrease the sugar content, so the tops of the cupcakes are not sticky. I also added about 1/2 a vial of cherry Lorann's flavoring. When I tasted the batter before adding the flavoring I couldn't get any cherry flavor unless I bit into a cherry. I decided that wasn't good enough and I didn't want to search for flavors in a cake. Adding the Lorann put it over the top yummy!