No, it was very easy to make and I am not someone who bakes very much. The ramekins came from the dollar store - 8 for 4 dollars, can't beat that! I have actually made the recipe twice and once was a half recipe using only 4 ramekins and it also turned out excellent. Give it a try, you will love it. Having a special dinner later this month and will make it again. One more thing, I Pam sprayed the ramekins before putting the batter in. Let me know if you try it.