Is preheating an oven really necessary?

The answer may be obvious, but it’s YES!  You absolutely do!!  Baking a great cake is one of the fundamentals required in order to have a great looking and tasting cake.  For some, it’s second nature.  Where baking wonderful treats comes easily and naturally for them.  While for others, it takes great effort, work and concentration to deliver the same results.  However, many CAKE-astrophies and issues can be resolved by understanding each step of baking and why it’s important.  So what is a baker to do?


Preheat your oven for 10-15 minutes to the temperature provided in your recipe.  This step is so basic, that sometimes this step is overlooked.  But it’s very important.  Preheating gives your oven a chance to heat up to the proper temperature to bake your cake.

Baking your cake in an un-preheated oven means that you’re initially baking your cake at a lower temperature.  This may cause you to under-bake your cake which may cause it to sink in the middle, or to over-bake resulting in a dry cake.


Minute errors in baking are also sometimes caused by inaccurate oven temperatures.  It’s recommended to get an inexpensive oven thermometer to remedy the problem.


~ Happy baking


How to Become a Young Living Member/Distributor

I would love it, if you were interested in joining my team!

To enroll with my group just click here and then click on the link in the pop-up box.  Make sure that the “Sponsor ID” and  “Enroller ID” fields both have the number 10731269.  This is SUPER important!  In order to ensure that you are able to receive ALL of the benefits that I am able to offer you! 

There are a couple of ways that you can join us:

Option #1 – Becoming a member (recommended)

As a Young Living Member, you will receive these AMAZING benefits:

Receive a Premium Starter Kit: This kit FILLED with goodies!  It includes a beautiful home diffuser of your choice, 11 bottles of oils, 1 AromaGlider Roller Fitment, 10 Sample Packets, 10 Love it?  Share It! sample business cards, 10 Love it?  Share It! sample oil bottles, 2 NingXia Red sample packets, and MORE!

My Personal Gifts: I give each one of my New Members a “Thank you” gift for signing up with me.  These gifts will help you to hit the ground running and give you the tools that you need to get the very most out of your Starter Kit the very first day that you open it!  Already a Member/Distributor, no biggie!  You can order them here

Wholesale Pricing: Save 24% off retail pricing on all Young Living products, and save even more money with exclusive specials and promotions every month.

No Renewal Fee: Order whenever you’d like with as little or as much as you need at the discounted price.  Your account will remain active just by simply purchasing a minimum of $50 of product per year.

Essential Rewards: As a member, you are eligible to enroll in the Essential Rewards program and earn 10%-20% back on each order in Essential Rewards points that can be redeemed for FREE products or used towards your future purchases.  Plus, SO MUCH MORE!!  (See my post on, “What are Essential Rewards?”)

Community: Enjoy a close-knit community of support.  In addition to your sponsor, that’s me :), the entire Young Living family is ready to assist and encourage you in your journey.  Plus, have access to our private Facebook groups and community of friends!

Education: Young Living provides ongoing health education opportunities through conventions, seminars, and newsletters to keep you informed and assist you in your wellness progress.

Compensation: For every person that you share your oils with and decides to sign-up either as a Member or a Distributor, you will receive a $50 check just for helping them out!…Thanks Young Living!


Option #2 – Becoming a Distributor

Being a Young Living Distributor goes beyond simply building a thriving business.  You will also enjoy extensive networking opportunities, exclusive hands-on experiences, and a strong sense of community.  Young Living Distributors enjoy ALL of the member benefits listed above, including these unique offers:

Generous Compensation: Young Living offers an industry-leading compensation plan with generous commissions and bonuses. Compensation Plan Highlights (PDF)

Exclusive Experiences: Participate in unique events such as the Global Leadership Cruise and annual International Grand Convention, and experience the Young Living Seed to Seal® process firsthand at farm harvests and plantings.

Recognition: As you expand your organization and advance toward the prestigious rank of Royal Crown Diamond, you will enjoy special recognition for your accomplishments and leadership!

Extensive Community, Education and Business Resources: Have Distributor ONLY access to our Up-line’s private Facebook group, with monthly business classes,   newsletters, extensive resources and guidance, and loads of support to ensure that you’re growing your business the way that you intend!


Option #3 – Retail Customer

Not interested in membership or building a business yet? That’s OKAY!  You can still enroll as a customer and receive Young Living products at retail pricing with flexible monthly purchasing options.  Click on this link click here  and click the ‘Retail Customer’ box.

No Starter Kit Required: Just simply place your order for the products that you need.

No Minimum Orders: But you will pay 24% more than a wholesale member.