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I have, news! Little…kind of BIG news!

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Maybe you guys haven’t noticed, but I have been semi holding out on you.

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Hello, are you looking at the same cake I am?

I have had this cake in my back pocket for a good two weeks now, and yes, that means I have been a holding out on you. I am so sorry, BUT, I do think you will all agree it was worth the wait, because with this cake comes some very exciting news. News fit for only a cake like this.

BIG NEWS.

News like Asher’s 7th Birthday is on Sunday!! JK, JK, – I do have other news…but Asher’s B-Day really is on Sunday!

You see, way back when I started the blog, almost three years ago, I had no idea what I was doing. No, literally I had no clue. For one, I was a lost teenager struggling with the question of “where do I take my life next?” Ugh, the dreaded question everyone must suffer through at some time or another, right? Yeah, well my whole life I thought I would be a stylist putting together outfits for high-profile magazines. I dreamed about it, wanted it, tried to get it, had a 17 year old self freak out while living in LA before starting school, and then brought my butt back home to my comfort zone and away from the crazy life (I LOVE CA and all that it has going on, but at 17, I could not handle it).

I spent the summer with my family in Mt. Hood and then come fall, I bit the bullet and hit publish on my first post (<–you gotta read it…my writing…my photos…whoa how things have changed!). Back then, which feels like yesterday, I had no idea I would still be working on this little blog today. No idea of the opportunities that would present themselves, and no idea the happiness it would bring me.

I owe this space a lot. It has broken me out of my scared teenage shell and helped me grow into an adult (err, I try, but the truth is I still act like a teen plenty of the time) with focus and determination of what exactly I want in life. Sure, it was a big switch up from the fashion industry, but I am so thankful for all the mistakes and failures I made that got me to the place I am today.

I may not get nearly enough sleep, and my mom says I spend too much time working, but I could not be happier. I am the type of person who thrives on work, I can’t not be doing anything.

I just don’t have it in me.

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SIDE NOTE: The blog has also opened my eyes to the wonders of coffee. Up until a week ago, I didn’t drink coffee…like ZERO coffee. Coffee was used solely for making desserts, not for drinking. That all changed last week when I finally just sucked it up and drank a whole cup of black coffee. It wasn’t good, but it also wasn’t horrible. But then something just changed, I think my tired eyes just gave in and said, you need the coffee Tieghan, and all of the sudden I liked it! Like a lot, and it actually helped me to focus. That made me really, really like it, and now, I even enjoy it! Gimme the coffee…black and piping hot…please.

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Almost three years later, here I am. Busy, happy and healthy. Three words that have not always gone together so easily for me. Granted, I am still the stress ball that I have always been, but I just don’t think that will ever change.

Genetically, I am just a stresser…I’ll deal.

Point of the ever so long story?? I worked pretty hard, fell head over heals in love with sharing my recipes with people from all over the world and getting to read your kind-as-ever emails and comments. It was, and is, the best feeling knowing people out there are making my recipes and enjoying them with friends and family. When I think about it, it still amazes me, like whoa!

I also gained a huge passion for food photography, in which I have to say, I have come to love just as much as the cooking. The photography is where I get to bring in my styling roots and make things pretty. I live for making things pretty.

No really, I do.

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So, what’s the news, huh?

You may have guessed by now, but guys?!?!?

I am writing a cookbook.

Yes, a cookbook!! I know, know. AHHH!<–my brain at almost all times lately.

Here’s the thing. Never, have I ever thought I would want to write a cookbook. In fact, for a long while I was turning down offers because I just really had no desire to write a cookbook. I didn’t feel I needed it and it was not something that excited me. That all started to change around last fall. I had some more serious offers come in that were honestly pretty hard to look away from. I was also getting at least an email a day from readers about whether I had a cookbook or if I was writing one. Around Halloween of last year, I kind of said to myself, maybe a cookbook is something I should think about. Maybe it would be fun, maybe my readers would enjoy it, maybe I could write a cookbook.

Somewhere around last Christmas (you may not remember, but I kind of had a lot going on, like it was crazy with the barn, work, Christmas, friends and family), among all the chaos, my little maybe turned into a yes, I definitely want to write a cookbook

Fast forward to May. A few long nights into it, I had a deal on the table with Clarkson Potter for a big fat cookbook (literally…it’s gonna be BIG and FAT). What?!? How did that happen? NO freaking idea, but it did and I am pretty happy about it. I do have the best agent to thank (hi Stacey). I can talk more about all those nitty-gritty details in another post if you guys are interested in hearing more about the process. Are you?

Big Picture: I am finally writing a cookbook! It will be published by Clarkson Potter and will have 150 new recipes for you all to hopefully fall in love with. I will also be photographing it (yeah – tons of photos!), so the book will really feel like my own. It’s set to come out in 2017 (I know, so far away, but apparently this whole writing, photographing and making a cookbook thing is a lot of work!) and guys, with my recipe list set, I can tell you, it is going to be GOOD. The photos will be big, and the recipes filled with all my little notes and comments. My hope in this book is to make you feel like you guys are right there cooking with me. I also hope it will be THAT cookbook, the one you go back to time and time again. You know, the one with food smeared across the pages with that ONE recipe the book just automatically opens right up to. That is my dream for this book.

I am so so excited about the team I have backing this book. My editor Amanda knows how to a pull a decision out of me (I am the worst!). And if it’s a super difficult choice, which was recently the case (how am I to choose between Nutella and caramel?? I mean, come on) she will somehow find a way. Trust me, she is good and she understands my need for chocolate. Thank God.

Also, thank you to all you readers out there to whom make my world a better place. You guys are the best!!

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And now do you see why this cake was so fitting for today? It is clearly a celebration cake, and it is clearly delicious! Actually, believe it or not, this was a cake that got nixed from the list of book recipes (the choices, so hard!)…I think that should tell you something about the book right there.

But this chocolate bourbon caramel macaron cake! OH MY GOSH, I do just LOVE it! I will keep this next part short since I fear I am losing you with all my rambling. What you must know about this cake is that it is just like a french macaron, but in cake form. You have a chocolate cake base and caramel meringue buttercream frosting that to me imitates a macaron cookie. It’s loaded with light and fluffy whipped egg whites, sugar, butter, bourbon caramel goodness and so much milk chocolate.

Like I can’t even.

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Chocolate Bourbon Caramel Macaron Cake.

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 16 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 626 kcal

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Ingredients

Cake

Bourbon Caramel

Milk Chocolate Meringue Buttercream

Dark Chocolate Ganache

  • 2 1/2 ounces dark chocolate chopped
  • 1/4 full fat canned coconut milk or heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons Kahlua may sub 1 tablespoon vanilla

Instructions

Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease three 8-inch (or 9 inch) round cake pans, or line with parchment paper, then butter/spray with cooking spray.
  • In a medium size bowl combine the flour, sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer (or use a hand held mixer) beat together the eggs, buttermilk, greek yogurt, canola oil and vanilla until smooth. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients with the mixer on low until there are no longer any clumps of flour. Add the hot coffee and mix until combined. Batter should be pourable, but not super thin.
  • Pour the batter among the 3 cake pans and bake 20 to 25 minutes, until the tops are just set and no longer wiggly in the center. Remove and let cool five minutes, then run a knife around the edges of the pan. Grab 3 large flat plates, line them with wax or parchment paper and invert the cakes onto the paper lined plates. Cover and let the cakes cool completely before frosting.

Bourbon Caramel

  • In a dry, large deep heavy skillet cook the sugar over moderately high heat, stirring constantly with a heat proof rubber spatula until the sugar is melted and turns a deep golden caramel, remove the skillet from the heat and add the chunks of butter one by one, whisk until combined. The caramel will bubble, this is ok. Now slowly add the cream and then whisk until combined. Return the pot to the heat and, cook the mixture over moderate heat, stirring until the caramel has thickened, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from the heat, if using, add the bourbon + a pinch of salt. Set the caramel aside to cool.

Milk Chocolate Meringue Buttercream

  • Bring a large pot (big enough to place your mixing bowl over top) of water to boil. In the bowl of a stand mixer whisk the egg whites and sugar together. Place the bowl of the stand mixer over the pot of boiling water and cook, stirring often, until the egg whites are very warm to the touch and the sugar has dissolved, remove the bowl from the heat. Whip the egg whites on high until stiff peaks form. Allow the egg whites to cool before continuing.
  • Once cool, add the butter, caramel, melted milk chocolate and cocoa powder. Beat until combined and fluffy.

To Assemble

  • Place 1 layer, flat side up, on a plate or cake stand. With a knife or offset spatula, spread the top with frosting. Place the second layer on top, rounded side up, and spread the frosting evenly on the top. Finally, add the third cake layer and frost the top and sides of the cake. Place the cake in the fridge to chill for at least an hour.
  • Meanwhile, make the ganache. In a microwave safe bowl add the chocolate and cream. Microwave on high for 30 second intervals, stirring between each until melted. Stir in the Kahlua. Allow the ganache to cool 10 minutes, and then pour the ganache onto the middle of the chilled cake and spread to just the sides, allow the ganache to drip down the sides of the cake. Place the cake in the fridge, preferably overnight, but at least 1 hour. Allow the cake to sit at room temp for at least an hour before serving. If desired, drizzle the cake with any remaining caramel and decorate with [homemade | https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/frozen-hot-fudge-peanut-butter-swirled-pretzel-macarons/] or store bought macarons. Can also decorate with sprinkles, chocolate curls or whatever your heart desires.

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So let’s just celebrate this Friday. Celebrate with the best chocolate cake ever. Mmmk?!? Cool!

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  1. 5 stars
    This cake was so delicious! My family couldn’t get enough of it. It’s not the easiest to make but so worth it!

    1. Hey Catherine,
      I am so excited that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for giving it a try! 💕Tieghan

  2. Hi there, yes this post is really good and I have learned lot of things from it about blogging.
    thanks.

  3. Hello, I just came across this recipe. I would like to make this cake but my question is: with the buttercream what recipe can I substitute for one without the egg whites/meringue?
    I have your first cookbook and so enjoy it. Thanks JK

  4. Can you get a good taste of the bourbon just from the Carmel? I’m wondering if I should brush on some bourbon to the baked layers, or if that would be overkill

    1. Hi Brittany! You only get hints of the bourbon in the caramel. I personally love the idea of brushing on a little extra bourbon. YUM! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan ???

  5. Finally making this recipe! But Coconut cream or milk? The recipe is a bit confusing. I just tried with coconut milk and it was a fail.

    1. Hi Amanda! Did you use milk or heavy cream? This recipe requires full fat canned coconut milk OR heavy cream. Regular milk does not have a high enough fat content. Hoping this helps! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

    1. Hey Sophia, no I don’t cut out any of the cake. The filling goes in between the layers. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

  6. Hi Tieghan! I am attempting to bake this cake for my husband’s 30th!! He loves chocolate and caramel, so this celebration cake seemed apt for the occasion 🙂 Before I started making this one, I wanted to know if I can use half the recipe to make a smaller (2 tiered cake) instead. Since we are just the two of us, I wanted to make a smaller cake that has all the awesomeness of this yum cake 🙂 Thanks!

    1. HI! Yes, you can cut the recipe in half and a smaller cake. I am sure that will be just great! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe. Thanks so much!! xTieghan ?

  7. 5 stars
    I just love chocolate. chocolate flavor cake is also my favorite. For any occasion I only prefer chocolate cake. I know one cake shop in Sydney that is “cakes 4 occasions”. Which is one of the best shop for chocolate cake for any occasion.

  8. Hi Tieghan, I have a choice question for you. But first of all, thank you for your wonderful recipes! Your blog has been a go to staple for me whenever I need to cook something for other people (so of course now folks think I’m a good cook but I always reference you and don’t take credit!) Like that cranberry pot roast or the Nutella pretzels I now make every year as a requirement from my book club (which small world btw, one of my bff’s is Niki Irving of Flourish flower farm who I think you’ve connected with) anyway, one of our friends bdays is on Tuesday and I was planning to finally try out making this cake but the friend requested the cupcakes I surprised her w last year (another of your recipes, the one w the buttercream icing). If you happen to see this in time, what do you think? Is this cake as epic as it looks? Should I go for it or stick to the winning cupcakes that are a definite win?

    Anyway, thanks again for the great recipes!

    1. HI Elizabeth!! I am so sorry, I know I am way to late to answer this as I saw your cake already on IG. It was GORGEOUS. I really hope you all enjoyed it and I hope Niki had a great birthday! Please tell her I say happy belated birthday! I need to reconnect with here soon. Her flowers are my all time favorite!

      Again, so sorry I was so late to respond to this. Hope the cake was very much enjoyed! Please let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks so much! xTieghan

  9. 5 stars
    I made this cake last weekend for a going away party for a dear friend. It does take time, but the results are amazing! Everyone was talking about it all week! Thanks for your inspiration!

  10. Congrats on your accomplishments!! This cake looks amazing and I am saving it for later to make for my hubs. Chocolate and coconut! Two of his favorite things! I did notice a tiny booboo in the buttercream recipe. On the unsalted butter it says 1 1/2 sticks (3 cups) should that not be 1 1/2 lbs?

    1. Just realized my mistake lol The recipe says macaron not macaroon therefore no coconut lol. Still looks and sounds amazing!

    2. Thank you so much for letting me know. Recipe is all fixed! Let me know if you have questions and I hope you love the cake! 🙂

  11. Hey! I just wanted to tell you I’m a huge fan! I made this cake last night and everybody freaked out about how amazing it was. I also have made your snickers Carmel apple cake. So good. I’ve made your caramelized pork ramen 5 times in the last two months haha.

  12. Hi Congratulations to you for getting your dream, so happy for you. I am not an avid baker but I want to take this on and I’m really excited to try this.
    I wanted to know if I could use Dark chocolate in the Meringue buttercream instead of Milk chocolate for a deep and darker flavour. I haven’t made it yet but I wanting to try it out for the Holidays.

    1. Thank you, Nia! Yes, if you like dark chocolate I would say go for it. i think that will be great. Hope you love the cake!

  13. Hello Tieghan,
    I have recently stumbled across your blog and im in LOVE…your recipes are amazing and your styling/photography is beautiful! I made this chocolate bourbon caramel macaron cake (with your hot fudge pretzel macarons too!) for my husbands 28th birthday…everyone loved it and thought it tasted divine!! 🙂 wish i could attach a pic to show you! i was apprehensive how it would turn out, as i live in australia and the cup sizes etc are different, googling it they are only slightly different from the US, so i just went ahead using my cup measures and it came out great! Thanks for the great recipes…can’t wait for your cookbook 🙂

    1. HI!!! So happy you found my blog!!
      First off thank you soo soo much!
      Sounds so amazing and nice work converting everything!!

  14. Your story is really inspiring to me, that you really can do what you love for the rest of your life if you try. Your blog is BEAUTIFUL and makes me so very hungry. I just stumbled across your Pinterest page a couple of months ago and today, I found your website, app, Instagram, and cookbook announcement! (Even though that was from a year ago haha). I’m 24 and just seeing how much you’ve accomplished at your age, while still caring and loving abundantly for your family… It’s definitely worth writing a cookbook for, and maybe even a book in the days to come. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your life (and food!) with us. 🙂

  15. I just re read this post because I am sooo excited for the cookbook (hurry up 2017 already!) Cannot wait to have your cookbook on my shelves!!!

  16. I have a very odd question I hope you can answer! I’ve made this amazing cake of yours a few times and last week someone asked me if I can make it as their wedding cake – to which I said yes. I can do all the conversation etc, but I’m unclear on how much batter is in the recipe. I think it’s around 8 cups? Does that sound right?

  17. Congratulations! I love your recipes and your photos, in my opinion, are the best food photos out there. I am so glad you found your calling.

  18. his, this cakes looks really amazing..
    i would love to try this recipe, but in my country it’s hard to find buttermilk. I wonder is there any alternative ingredients to substitutes the buttermilk?
    Thanks 🙂
    I’m looking forward to see your next recipe, Good Luck!!!!!!

  19. I bought all of the materials to make this for a birthday party this week. Can any part of it be made ahead? Thanks! I’m SUPER excited!

    1. Hi Sara! Yes, the whole cake can be made in advance and kept in the fridge for up to 1-2 days before serving. If you are adding the macarons, I would add those the day of serving. Let me know if you have any other questions, hope the cake is a hit! Thank you!

  20. Teighan! I’m drooling over your blog! I don’t know how I stumbled across it ,but your blog is really beautiful…Just love it ! ..The food is so much alive! You really know how to make things pretty ! and Congrats on the Cookbook!

  21. Hi Teighan, I just started following you in October, I found this recipe on Pinterest. I never usually write comments, but this cake is… is everything. I made it for my boyfriend’s birthday in November, I used chcocolate hazelnut sandwich cookies on top. Yeah, needless to say I’m still dreaming of this cake, I cannot wait until there is another special day to make it. Best chocolate cake I’ve ever made (and I’ve made my fair share), so simple, so good. The rest is an insanely good combo. I’m eager to try many other recipes, and look forward to your book. The food styling and photographs are just rich and gorgeous as well. Totally crushing on you right now!

    Happy New Year.
    Thank you from the East Coast.

  22. Hello! I’m going to make this for a Christmas party this week! I was wondering if you had a recipe for the macaroons that you used to decorate the top of the cake?

    Thanks and love your blog 🙂

    1. Thanks so much!! Here is a macaroon recipes of mine:

      Let me know if you have any other questions! Merry Christmas! 🙂

  23. Wow! This is GREAT news!! Congrats! So so happy for you! And excited to read your book. I hope I get to buy it when it comes out though (I live in a far far away land- middle-east).
    But really I’m so happy for you.. I’m also kind of in the same limbo that you were in as you wrote and it gives me confidence and courage too to move forward. So thanks for that. After reading this post of yours, I felt as if someone had described me.
    Really looking forward to your book. . I’m sure it’ll be worth the wait!
    Cake looks amazing. . will try it soon 🙂

  24. Thanks for this recipe. Made it today for my son’s 16th birthday and everyone loved it.
    Managed to follow recipe with very few probs. Managed to burn first lot of caramel but second lot turned out fine. Had no bourbon or khalua in house so substituted Bailey’s Irish Cream and worked a treat.
    Would have added a pic but have no idea how to add it lol. Thankyou again.

  25. The chocolate gods are smiling down on you! Your recipes are awesome. Very excited to hear about your up coming cookbook. Can’t wait to purchase it! You truly are an inspiration, and your photography is like food for the eyes and soul! Keep up the great work!

  26. I have no idea why I hadn’t found your blog until now but holy poop you’re amazing. I’m looking forward to a cookbook, can’t wait to make a ton of these recipes, and am stoked I found a new food blog to love.

    All in all, congrats kid. You rock.

  27. Congratulations on the opportunity to write a cookbook and the positive anticipation the news sparked from your readers !

    I have a question about the cake and the macarons. I’m making both for my daughter’s Halloween birthday (she is the one who got us to start reading and cooking from your blog and we have loved your recipes and our results) Do you like the peanut butter flavor of the macaron with the bourbon caramel of the cake (particularly if I use the coconut cream) or would you make the macaron more salty/bourbon/fudgy? Thanks in advance for any advice:)

  28. I will be the first person from the Middle East to buy your book. I fully support what you do and thank you for bringing warmth into my life (and belly).

  29. Ahhh this is so exciting! I love your blog so much and have been waiting for this to happen! Your food is beautiful and delicious! I think I’ve pinned like every post you have. Can’t wait until 2017!!

  30. Your food styling and photography remind me a lot of Belinda Lo’s style. She’s a food blogger in Australia (themoonblushbaker.blogspot.com). You’ve developed a distinct style, and this cake is a good example of that. Congratulations on your book; I’m looking forward to seeing it. Good luck!

  31. This cake looks absolutely amazing. The texture, that fluffy filling, oh my goodness. I’ve never been a big cake person but this might be the one I don’t forget about after the first slice. Your cake looks delicious, your photography is absolutely beautiful, and I know your cookbook is going to be incredible! Congrats on this huge announcement!

  32. First of all, that cake is RIDICULOUSLY gorgeous! if I saw that at a bakery or restaurant, I’d be hungry and impressed at the same time.
    Next, CONGRATS! Mazel tov! Felicitationes!
    I am sure your cookbook will be just as beautiful as your photos here; I’m getting hungry thinking about it and 2017 is a looong time to wait.
    And finally, good for you to be following your passion and dreams. I’m a lot older than you and am just beginning on that path. You are brave and talented and already a HUGE success, as shown by all the supportive comments here.
    Keep posting your beautiful photos and living your dreams.
    Sending you hugs,
    hilary

  33. Lady Liz, you are an inspiration. Your photography is stunning and your recipes show expertise. You have a true gift. I’ve seen many food blogs but yours is definitely the best all around. The creativity, knowledge, and passion you have is so evident on this site. I’m so excited for your news and will preorder it as soon as I can. 🙂 ps, I’m in Portland so please post if you ever do any cooking demos in the area! Much love.

  34. Hi Tieghan. It’s April. We spoke on the phone several months ago, around the time you were starting to get interested in making a cookbook. I’m glad to see that you’re making one after all. It will be grand, I’m sure. Best of luck to you!

  35. I wanted to add my congratulations on your upcoming book. You so deserve it – your recipes, photos, commentary are going to take you far and my guess is you are going to take the cooking, recipe world by storm! You are talented, sincere, funny, engaging – and an amazing cook and photographer! How lucky that you were able to amalgamate all your interests and talents into this incredible career – which is only getting started. I expect to see many Tieghan cookbooks and some increasing notoriety – as in TV??? Your approachable style, beyond-creative recipes and “museum-quality” photos will be your tagline because you are so unique. And I will personally watch you with pride for having been lucky enough to have “known you when”! YOU GO GIRL!

  36. Wow, I have been super busy lately and waaaaaaaaaaaay behind in reading blogs, but I am sure glad that this a post I plugged
    in to read. It was the bourbon and chocolate lure—Ha. Although I did get into
    the plum yogurt cake recipe too.
    Thank you for sharing your story—-and CONGRATULATIONS with the cookbook.
    Wowzer that’s a BIG DEAL.

  37. Congrats!!! You better believe I will be supporting you in ordering that cookbook when its available! Your recipes never disappoint and your photography is stunning. You deserve it girl.

  38. Congratz! I definitely want to have your book on my kitchen! Your recipes look beautiful and amazing! The ones I made were a total hit! =)

  39. SO FREAKING EXCITED FOR THIS! I’m a huuuuge fan of your blog and you’re totally an inspiration for me. This cookbook is going to be gorgeous, and I know i’ll probably love it to bits. Counting down the days till 2017!

    xxx Kelly

  40. Tieghan! I’m just gonna say….I’m not one to run out and buy cookbooks but I may just be first in line to buy yours!!!!!! This is the best news ….you are amazing and I’ve been in love with your blog, drool worthy recipes and insta feed for years. Big huge congrats!

  41. Hats off to you Tieghan! Your book is going to be epic. Such beautiful and creative images with super exciting food. Brilliant work. Wishing you much success.

  42. EEEEE!!! I am so excited about your cookbook! I have hoped since I subscribed to your blog that you would write one. Announce when we can preorder because my tummy already wants your book. Yay you!!

  43. Tieghan, this is incredible news! You are so deserving, and I know you will do amazing. Reading your blog feels like reading a letter from a friend. You are so warm, relatable, and inspiring to me. 🙂

  44. OMG Tieghan, SO SO SO proud of you!!! You are AMAZING! I can’t wait to see and own, what is sure to be a gorgeous, delicious cookbook!! Wishing you a happy experience in creating your book.
    Mrs. K. (and Mr. K. too!)

  45. Hi Tieghan, that really is fantastic news – Congratulations!!! I can only imagine how stunning a book completely designed by you would look. Good luck with it 🙂 I hope it will be available in the UK..?
    xxx Sam

  46. Congratulations to you Tieghan!!! I love your blog your recipes are amazing! Can hardly wait for your cookbook! Happy Birthday day for Asher! 🙂

  47. I love love your blog!!! I am so happy for you! I’m already thinking of who I will give your books too as gifts!! Plus keep one for me❤️
    Good job following your dreams!!
    JJ

  48. Congratulations, Tieghan! Like so many others I knew it was just a matter of time! You are a very talented artist, my friend! You Go, Girl!

  49. Congrats Tieghan, I am super happy for you, you have no idea. Everyday I read your posts and honestly, so often have thought, this girl needs to do a cookbook ! You know I love your recipes and so often what I cook in my house has been recipes from you. I look forward to 2017 and your cookbook sitting on my shelf.
    Your chocolate bourbon caramel macaroon cake….Divine !!!! Wow, what a show stopper.
    And, lastly but not least…Happy Birthday Asher 🙂 Hope you have a great day. x

  50. I will be the first in line to buy your cookbook! Seriously I love all of your recipes I cannot wait until it gets published! I am so excited for you congratulations!!

  51. That cake! Holy cow. It looks amazing. And congrats on the book! That’s so exciting! Your photos and recipes are always delicious so I can’t wait to see what makes it into the book 🙂

  52. Congratulations!! That is amazing! I never buy cookbooks because there are so many recipes on the Internet, but of COURSE I need to buy yours! All your recipes are amazing and the pictures – goodness, the pictures are so beautiful – I can’t wait!

  53. A huge congratulations to you and all your hard work! Each of your post keeps me coming back for more, your work is one of a kind and this news is not shocking. I cant wait to get my hands on this cookbook of yours! Your recipes and photography are inspiring! You are truly talent!

  54. Your photography is beautiful and your recipes amazing. I have followed you on Instagram since you had like 100 followers. So exciting to see how it’s grown! Congrats! Now how about a restaurant??! Then we can come taste all your yummy stuff!!

    1. Oh my gosh! THANK YOU! I can’t believe you have been following so long. Just thank you so much!
      Hope you are having a great weekend!

      Book for now…never know what the future holds!

  55. I’m SO excited to own this cookbook. I have been following your blog for sometime now. It’s still my favorite, I can only imagine how great the book will be. Congrats!!

    1. Hi Nadia!! Thank you so much for your kind words and for following along on my journey, it truly means A LOT!

      Have a great Sunday!

  56. Congratulations, Tieghan!! That is wonderful news! Hope there will be a lot of recipes (or option modifications) for us vegetarians out there 🙂 Keep up the great work! Follow your passion and dreams!

    1. Thank you SO much!! It really means a lot. THANKS!

      And yes, there will be PLENTY!! And the a lot of the recipes will have notes on how to make them veggie friendly!! 🙂

  57. SO crazy happy and excited for you!! It is going to be absolutely, smashingly amazing. I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy! xoxoxox

  58. Yay, Congrats, you’ve worked so hard and I can’t wait to read it! Your recipes are amazing and if this cake is any indication of what’s to come, I’ll get a few copies of your book for the girls!

    1. Wow, thank you so much!! Your kinds works mean SO MUCH!!

      Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you again!!

  59. HUGE CONGRATS Teighan! Amazing news indeed! You deserve it BIG time! I was actually waiting for it to come. With so much creativity going on here, I was expecting a book deal to be on its way. I’m super excited for you (and for us) and have now doubt that it will be super duper AWESOME! Best of luck 🙂

  60. Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you. You are amazing. Congrats darling. You deserve it. Big hugs from NYC. SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!
    Xxxxooooo

    1. Thank you SO much!! It really means a lot. THANKS!

      Hope you are having the best NYC late summer weekend! 🙂

  61. I am so happy for you !? your post always make me happy..the food and pics are amazing ..what a gift you have ..congratulations ?

  62. So happy for you! I’ve been silently following your blog for months now and am always excited for your creative recipes. Can’t wait for a whole cookbook!

    1. Rachel, thank you so much!! It really means a lot that you have been following along!! 🙂
      Hope you are having a great weekend!

  63. Congrats to you! I’m so happy to hear that you’ll be putting your signature stamp on each and every page. Could not be more excited for your success!

    PS. THIS CAKE THOUGH.

    1. Um, THANK YOU!! Thank you SO much!! It really means a lot.
      Hope you are having a great weekend! Tieghan! 🙂

  64. Congratulations! and I would love to see a post on the your experience with the publishing process. You should be very proud of yourself… beautiful work. I can’t wait for the cookbook.

  65. I TOTALLY KNEW IT. I’ve thought for a while that there was no way some big wig didn’t have their eye on you. Congrats, girl. You so deserve it. Can’t wait to add it to my collection!!!

  66. Huge congrats to you for your book deal, you must be so proud. I’m sure it will be a stunner. All the best with the hard work ahead too x

    1. Sam!!! Wow, thank you so much for the sweet comment!! It really means a lot and I am flattered!
      Hope you are having a great weekend! Tieghan! 🙂

  67. Oh my gosh, this is SO exciting! If this cake is a recipe that got cut (don’t mind the pun), I absolutely cannot WAIT to see what you have in store with your book, because that beauty is unreal. Bring on 2017!!!

  68. Congratulations Tieghan! Super excited to see it – you will absolutely kill it 🙂

    You have such a wonderful down to earth attitude – it’s so great that you took the time out to work out the best life for you rather than just pushing on with a path that is generally expected but not right for you – so happy for you 🙂

    1. Wow, thanks Kearin!!!
      It really means a lot. Hope you are having a great weekend and enjoying the end of summer!! 🙂

  69. Congrats and an absolute blessing for you and us , your fans and family! Your talent and gift can now be in our homes ! I also can’t wait to get a hold of the BIG cookbook and get food on the pages, and have notes on every recipe.

  70. I KNEW IT! I knew this day was coming sooner rather than later! I am so happy for you and so thankful that you share your cooking and family adventures with us each day! I cannot wait to see what wondrous deliciousness you have in store for us. Congratulations!

  71. Congratulations, Tieghan!!!! So so so happy for you and omgosh is this cake just incredibly decadent and gorgeous<333

    1. Courtney!! Thank you so much for the sweet comment! It really means a lot. Hope you are having a great weekend!

  72. ALLLLL!!!! Congrations the cookbook sounds great! I love your blog and am always making your recipes. I have not had a bad one yet so keep em comin’!

    I would love to hear more about the cookbook process because I have no idea how that works. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Kristen!! 🙂
      It really means a lot. Hope you are having a great weekend! Tieghan!
      Also, I will post more about the process a little closer to the release! It will be fun to share that info!

  73. TIEGHAN! YOU MAY BE SURPRISED ABOUT WRITING A COOKBOOK, BUT I AM NOT! YOU ARE SO TALENTED, CREATIVE, RESOURCEFUL, INTELLIGENT, WITTY AND CHARMING, WHO ELSE IS GOING TO WRITE YOUR BOOK???!!! I AM VERY HAPPY FOR YOU, YOU FAMILY AND YOU NEW GOATS! CARPE DIEM!!

    1. AWWWW!! Thank you so much, Sherry!!! Honestly, WOW!! It really means a lot.

      Hope you are having a great summer weekend! Tieghan! 🙂 You made me smile BIG!

  74. Great news! We will certainly be buying it! Blog readers like me who check your recipes daily will be requesting autographed copies please! ?

    1. Thank you so much!! It really means a lot. Hope you are having a great weekend! Oh and an autograph copy for sure!! 🙂

  75. I cannot wait to add your book to my collection! It is going to be amazing!! Congrats on all the hard work, sleepless nights, and being an amazing inspiration!

    1. Hi kita!! Thank you so much!! It really means a lot. Like A LOT! Hope you are having a great weekend late summer weekend!! 🙂

  76. How Absolutely Amazing and Exciting! You are one seriously talented and creative lady and I wait with bated breath for each new blog!
    Gorgeous Styling and Photography, with Major Yum to back it up every time!
    I can’t wait to have a Big, Fat Cookbook to hold in my very own hands and create from!
    Congratulations! Wishing you all the best of success! You so deserve it!

    1. Hi claudia!!! Thank you SO sticking much!! 🙂
      It really means a lot. Hope you are having a great weekend! Tieghan! 🙂

  77. YAY! What wonderful news! So, so happy for you and US (more recipes from you the better!). I loved what you said about your intent for the cookbook. That you want it to be the go-to cookbook that gets grease stains, and jelly marks, and creased and USED with love. That is such a beautiful vision. My favorite cookbooks are just like that. I can’t wait to see your creation and to add it to my collection. XO

    1. HEHE!! Thank you so much, Kathryn! Your kind words are making my week!! 🙂
      Hope you are having a great summer weekend! Tieghan!!!

  78. that is one amazing cake girlie! I love seeing outrageous ones like that for special days even tho I’m gluten intolerant, I’d still make it for someone else. And so proud of you for taking the next step! You’re young and can handle it! Great job!

  79. Tieghan, I am so happy for you!! I will be counting the days until it comes out!! You are immensely talented and it is wonderful to see someone your age work so hard at something and enjoy the success you so rightly deserve!! Congrats!!

  80. Aaah congratulations!! Cannot wait for 2017, your recipes are so incredible I can’t even imagine how good your cookbook will be! And this cake??! So perfect for celebrating and SO chocolately. <3
    PS: I also have adopted coffee as my new best friend in the last 3 weeks or so and LOVE IT so know what you mean – I just need to try not to spend too much buying flat whites at Melbourne cafes now!

    1. AWWW!! Claudia! Thank you so much!! It means SO very much! Hope you are having the best late summer weekend!! 🙂

  81. You are hands down my favorite food blogger and I’m SOOOO excited for this book! I know 2017 is a ways off but seriously I would pre order right now! Congrats!!!!!! You deserve it 🙂

    1. Oh my gosh, THANK YOU!!! Wow, just thank you!!! It means so much! Hope you are having the best weekend!! 🙂

  82. Oh what amazing news. Massive congrats to you sweetheart!!! You deserve all the wonderful success coming your way and I literally can’t wait to see the finished product.
    Xxx

  83. Congrats Tieghan! We’re big fans of you at Pinch of Yum. And, ohmygoodness, I didn’t realize you were only a teen.

    1. Oh my!!! Abby!! Thank you so much!! All you guys over at Pinch of Yum are SO supportive and I could not be more thankful!! Tell everyone over there I say HI and thank you all again!!
      Oh and I hope you guys are having the best late summer weekend! 🙂

  84. Congratulations! I’ve loved everything recipe I’ve made from this site so I can’t wait to try the ones in your book! I’ll be buying for sure! 🙂

  85. TIEGHAAAAAAAAAANNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (sorry, overkill?)

    Woo hoo!! Best post ever! First of all, your blog is beyond amazing. You continue to inspire me as a fellow blogger/photographer each and EVERY day. Thank you, sincerely.

    Secondly, your book! I absolutely can’t wait to tear (not literally) through every single page. It know it’s gonna be beautiful, but secretly I can’t wait to get it all smudged and dirty as I cook/bake my way through all the recipes. So exciting!! Let me know if you ever need any drinkspiration…

    Lastly, welcome aboard the coffee train. It’s kinda the best thing ever 😛

    P.S. yay!

    1. Sorry??? please!!! Your comment is making my week! THANK YOU! Seriously, you put the biggest smile on my face just now. Like whoa, wow and WHOA! 🙂

      Also, I seriously hope some day we can collaborate on a drink. I need you to teach me your skills…they are the BESTEST around! Hope you are having a great end of summer weekend (with lots of cold drinks and ice cream…for good measure!)!!!

  86. Huge congrats, Tieghan! I know just how hard you work and I am beyond excited for you! 🙂 And this cake is seriously everything – I’m in love with the macaron topping. Perfect way to celebrate!!

    1. Laura! THANK YOU! You daily comments mean the world!! I hope you are having a relaxing and fun weekend and THANK YOU again! 🙂

    1. Thalia! THANKS so much! It means the world!! Hope you are having the best and hopefully relaxing weekend!! 🙂

  87. This is such awesome news! Congratulations!! I can’t even imagine the amount of work it would take to pull of a 150 recipe cookbook, but if anyone can do it it will be you. Hooray!

    And a happy birthday to Asher. 🙂

  88. Congrats, Tieghan! How exciting! I cannot wait to see the big and fat cookbook of your dreams come to life (and get my hands on it, too :))!

    xo

    1. Aww!! Stephanie! THANK YOU! It means the world!! Hope you and the family are having the best weekend!! 🙂

  89. Congratulations, Tieghan! That’s such exciting news. And well-deserving a cake of such dimensions. Chocolate, bourbon, caramel… YESSSSS!

    P.S: No coffee until last week? Girrrl, how were you still standing up straight??

    1. Haha! I know, right?!?!?

      Thanks a bunch, Nora!!!! It means the world!! Hope you are having the best weekend!! 🙂

  90. Wow congrats! Some time ago I told my husband about how I found this blog. “The girl is a kid- I mean it a TEENAGER, but she’s so smart, funny, talented, but still a little goofy (total compliment)!” Well what an amazing lady you’ve become, but please do us a favor – never stop being goofy. All the best to you.

    1. Hehe!!! 🙂
      Your comment totally put a smile on my face. THANK YOU! It means the world!! Hope you are having the best weekend!! 🙂 Also, I am not sure I was ever goofy, BUT I will try and stay the best me I know! THANKS!!

  91. Wow!! So incredibly happy for your Tieghan! Very well deserved. I, along with many others, will be lining up to purchase your cookbook come 2017! 🙂 Go YOU!!

  92. What wonderful news! I can’t wait for your cookbook to hit the shelves. I am a faithful follower and pin you almost daily! You are one creative young lady and I’m sure you are going to be an even bigger success than you already are.

  93. Congratulations! I love your recipes and you take beautiful pictures. I can’t wait for your cookbook to come out!

  94. Congratulations on your wonderful news! I’m betting that your cookbook will be a best-seller, and as well will open up the door to many new opportunities for you. I’m looking forward to the release date and getting my own copy and a few extra for gifts.

    1. Hi Diane!!! Thank you so much for your comment!! It means the world!! Hope you are having the best weekend!! 🙂

  95. Aghhh! I am SOOOOO excited for you!! Congratulations! I can’t wait to see it, your blog is my favorite, and I’m sure your cookbook will be my favorite too! Please do share the details of making a cookbook, I’m a cookbook junkie, so I love all the behind the scenes that goes into making them! 2017 can’t come soon enough!!! Also, this cake looks fabulous! I’m a bit of a photographer myself, and I can Deffinitley tell that you are passionate about your photography. A good photographer lets their love shine through the lens and into their subject, and you deffinitly do that!

    1. AWWW!!! BRITTNEY!!! Thank you so much for this kind comment. It honestly means SO much!! I will for sure keep you up on all the behind the scenes when the release gets closer!!

      Again, THANK YOU! Your comment was beyond sweet! It means the world!! Hope you are having the best weekend!! 🙂

  96. You are awesome and inspiring! Your book is already on my wishlist! Good luck with all you will be doing to bring it to the world. So exciting! 🙂

  97. I AM SO FLIPPIN’ EXCITED! I started following you a few months ago and have been hoping the whole time for you to publish a cookbook. I will be buying it for myself and all my cooking friends!

    As much as I want to enjoy what remains of 2015 and 2016, PUL-LEAZE 2017 get here soon!

    1. YAY!!! I am SO excited you are excited!! It makes me SO very happy!!! Seriously, just wow!! I am so flattered and so happy!! Hope you are having the best weekend!! 🙂

    1. Heather! Thank you so much for comment, the kind words and all the support you continue to show me. It means the WORLD!! Thank you!!

      Hope you and the family are having a great summer weekend! 🙂

  98. I just found you a few weeks ago and I am obsessed over your recipes. I don’t even know you and I’m very proud of you! Congratulations on your new cookbook, I cant wait to follow you on this exciting journey! #blessed

    1. YA!! This makes me so excited, THANK YOU!!! Please let me know if you ever have any questions about anything and again, THANK YOU! It means the world!! Hope you are having the best summertime weekend!! 🙂

  99. That’s huge – congratulations! 150 recipes is super ambitious, and if this recipe was one that got nixed… It’s going to be great.

  100. YESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! This is great news!!!!! Was hoping/waiting for this!! 🙂 Following your blog every day has made me a better, more adventurous cook, and love being in the kitchen even more! Can’t wait!

    1. Emily!! Thank you so much for your kind as ever comment!!! So happy you are enjoying the recipes, that makes my day!!! Hope you are having the best weekend!! 🙂

  101. OMG yes!! Finally can’t wait to get my hands on your cookbook!! Congrats that’s awesome news!! You’ve got the best recipes and your pictures are absolutely stunning! Can’t wait to see the final copy! Have an awesome weekend!!!:)

    1. hehe! Thank you so much! It means the world!! Like the world!! Hope you are having the best weekend!! 🙂

  102. Congratulations! You inspire me with every recipe and photo! I can’t wait to buy your cookbook!! Carpe Diem! Xo

  103. Congratulations Tieghan, this is amazing news! I’ve loved cooking (and eating!) so many of your wonderful recipes. I’m looking forward to picking up my copy in 2017! Cheers!

    1. Thank you so much, Stephanie!! So excite you enjoy my recipes. That makes me SO happy!

      Thanks again for the kind words,
      Tieghan!!! 🙂

  104. Yayayay! Your cookbook is going to be so epic. I can’t even imagine how awesome it’s going to be. I’m so excited for you!
    Congratulations!
    xx Sydney
    P.S. This cake?! I need this in my life, pronto 🙂

  105. Wow! How exciting about the cookbook! My sister and I were just talking about bloggers who write cookbooks, and guessing who would be next. 🙂 Have fun (even though I know it’s cray-zee!!)…we all know it’s going to be beautiful and awesome!

  106. YAY! Congrats on the book! I can’t wait to get my hands on it!! And I loved seeing you in your photos finally. You look great. Congrats again.

  107. Tieghan CONGRATS!!!! this is so so so so so amazing and I’m so happy for you!!!!!! You deserve it more than anyone, the amount time and effort and love you put into your work truly shines through on this blog and I’m so glad your talent is going to another level in cookbook form, i’ve been hoping this would happen for awhile!!! Congratulations girl, cannot wait for it to come out and to see all the rest of your amazing accomplishments, and continue making your recipes and admiring your photos 🙂 🙂 🙂

    1. Wow!!! Thank you SO very much! You comment is making my night, THANK YOU!!! It means the world!! Hope you are having the best summer weekend!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  108. Congratulations!! Your post made me so happy! I wish you great success and I can’t wait to purchase your cookbook when it come out!

    1. THANK YOU! Your comment made me so happy! It means the world!! Hope you are having the best weekend!! 🙂

  109. Congrats!! Your website is the very first thing I open up everyday when I get to work (shhh dont tell my boss!). So this is very exciting news! Every recipe I have ever made of yours has turned out wonderfully so the cookbook is sure to be a winner.

    1. AWWW!! Wow, thank you so much!!! It makes me SO happy you are enjoying my recipes. Thanks so much for following and the beyond kind words!!! 🙂

  110. You go girl!!!!!!!!!!! That’s incredible and we are so happy for you!!! I’m sure that you will ROCK it and we will be waiting in the winds watching you soar to new heights! Congrats!!!!!
    Linda and Anna

  111. Congratulations Tieghan! This is very very exciting news 🙂
    I can’t wait for you book and will be pre-ordering it as soon as it’s available!

    Yay yay yay! So happy for you!

    And that cake looks gorgeous!

    Happy early birthday to Asher!
    xx

  112. I’ve been wondering about this for the longest time – seriously, wondering, “when is Tieghan going to make a cookbook?” and now here you are! I’m so proud of you, my dear! And I can’t wait to see your cookbook in 2017…I’m eagerly awaiting! Enjoy the process and try not to stress too much…It is challenging, but so worth the effort! Cheers to your success…now gimme that whole cake!

  113. Firstly, this cake looks absolutely divine! After making the “Healthier Chocolate Lovers Sweet Corn and Hazelnut Crunch Chocolate Cake w-Ganache” a year ago, you are certainly my go-to blog for decadent chocolate desserts!

    I’m so incredibly excited for you! I have no doubt your cookbook will be absolutely gorgeous and full of incredible recipes. I will certainly be looking forward to its release.

  114. Congrats, Tieghan!!! Your cookbook is going to be gorgeous, and I’m going to be one of the first people in line to buy it! You are such a hard worker, and you deserve to have such a wonderful thing happen! Also, this cake is amazing!

    http://www.sorghumandstarch.com

  115. I knew you’d get here, girl! AHHHHHH I feel like we’re friends and you are the one with the big news and I am so excited for you!!!!

  116. I don’t really comment on blogs usually, though I have lurked here a lot – but I just wanted to say congrats! I recently made a big move overseas and gave away all my cookbooks. Now I’m looking forward to building a small but amazing collection, a little more tightly curated to my tastes – yours will definitely be on my list! Good luck (not that you really need it)!

    This cake looks to die for. Like, it might actually kill me (in a good way).

  117. Congrats on the cookbook! I look forward to seeing all the great recipes and photos. Oh and this cake looks so yummy! I’m putting it on the must make list.

  118. Congratulations, Tieghan! I lurk your blog frequently and I was wondering when you’d come out with a cookbook. Your photos are beautiful – I think they will look fabulous published.

  119. Congratulations!!!!!! I have been a lover of your blog for about two years now, and I’m obsessed with your photography & recipes. You’re already my go-to when I need an awesome exciting recipe to impress someone, or to challenge myself. You’re inspiring to me by doing something you love and something that makes you happy. Thanks for all the time, effort, and work you’ve put in over the years, it shows in your work how much this really means to you. 2017 is marked in my calendar now, considering I’ve been wanting your cook book since 2015 ??

  120. CONGRATS! I’m so very glad I found your blog, IDK when, but you always havesuch creative recipes and beautiful photos. I wish I had discovered the food blogging world when I was 17 instead of 25! But I digress, I cannot wait to get my hands on your cookbook and will definitely be preordereing as soon as possible.

  121. Good things come to those who wait, so I will patiently wait for 2017 for your first cookbook! Yes, girl….you got it goin’ on….Congratulations!! 🙂

  122. Congraaaats!!!!! Wow I’m so thrilled about the cookbook! I’ve been making your recipes for a year now and everytime it’s such a success!! Way to go!!!!

  123. Oh my goodness! But of course you’re writing a cookbook. How wowed are we and pleased that now we can show friends the beautiful pictures and amazing recipes that you create. Can’t wait to purchase what I’m sure will be a “coffee table” glam book!

  124. Congratulations!! I look forward to buying your cookbook, your photos are absolutely beautiful and recipes DELICIOUS! Way to follow your dream, whooo!!

  125. Congratulations! how exciting, I am looking forward to your cookbook! Your photos are beautiful and that cake looks amazing

  126. Huge Congratulations to you!!! You have a true passion and I love seeing your creativity everyday. I will be in line waiting to purchase in 2017 🙂

  127. Drooling over here and trying to decide who will get your cookbook as a Christmas gift in 2017… after I buy my own copy, of course!

  128. Congratulations, Tieghan, on your cookbook deal! It is going to be a stunner! I cannot wait to order my copy! And congratulations to Asher on her 7th birthday–what a great cake to celebrate with!

  129. Oh wow, Tieghan! I loved reading this post and am so excited for your cookbook. I admire your photography and styling so much and did not realize some of that skill stems from your love of fashion. Also, this is such an epic cake!! Congratulations!!!

  130. Congratulations, Tieghan! This is so well deserved. I’m very happy for you! You look beautiful in these photos!

  131. Congratulations on the upcoming cookbook, Tieghan! Well deserved! I can’t wait to see it and own it 🙂 ! This cake is out of this world beautiful and must be sooo good!

  132. Such an inspiration!! I started my blog about a month ago. I hope to look back in three years and grow (in technique and love) like you have. Congrats!

    Also congrats on your coffee discovery!

  133. Congratulations on this incredible opportunity! I look forward to reading about the trials and tribulations of putting together and testing recipes for your book. For such a young person, you have “old” taste buds that guide you to put together complex flavor combinations that turn out with perfect deliciousness!

  134. OMG!!! YES!!! This will be the one and only cookbook I will own. I cannot wait!! My family and I move around the world. We move country about every two years and we only move with a couple suitcases so I don’t really own any books. Whatever book I read I give away as soon as I finished it. Books are too heavy to move with. The heaviest items in our luggage are always my pots and pans and in 2017 there will be added a cookbook! Thank you, thank you, thank you for doing this. You absolutely rock Tieghan! Congrats!

  135. Your friday posts are always something that I look forward to, but this one just totally topped all other posts!

    Congrats soooo much with your cookbook! Your blog is such a beautiful space and I’me sure your book will be as beautiful!

    And OMG that cake! Definitely a celebratory cake!
    Please do keep us updated on the process!?✌️

  136. Congratulations on the cookbook -can’t wait! BTW my kids wanted me to tell you “thank you”. I can’t believe how many of your recipes I’ve made and how yummy they are. It’s funny I’ll be cooking and my kids will ask “is this a HBH recipe?”. Keep up the good work!

  137. Wonderful news!! I was actually just talking to my mom the other day about how you should write a cookbook (we both follow and love you!) we are so excited!! Definitely going to be a Christmas gift to give (and get!) in 2017!

  138. I’ll be standing in line for your cookbook – love you blog! So exciting, congratulations!

  139. Congrats! I think all of your recipes are amazing and your photos are the best I’ve seen on a cooking blog. I’m so happy for you, and I can’t wait to get my hands on your book. 2017 can’t come soon enough!

  140. Congratulations, Tieghan! Can’t wait to see the cookbook! That cake looks amazing and you look beautiful! Coffee IS the best, isn’t it? 😉

  141. Congratulations! I don’t normally buy cookbooks, I only have a few that I felt were worth buying, but this one is definitely going on my shelf! Your recipes are so inventive, I love seeing new posts from you because I know it’s going to be good 🙂 I also love that you are doing the photos. I like to find my recipes by sight. If there’s no picture to visually entice me, I’ll usually pass it by. I’m not very good at visualizing with just a list of ingredients lol

  142. Congratulations! If anyone needs to write a cookbook, it’s you! We fondly refer to you as “that 17-year old girl” at our house. 🙂 I don’t think I’ve every been disappointed with a single one of your recipes. You’re one of those rare blogs that I can go to and know, without a shadow of a doubt, that if I make your recipe it will be a winner! And now to have a whole cookbook full of winning recipes?! Ah, heaven. And that cake? It has my husband’s name written all over it!

  143. Congrats!! This so exciting for you! I can’t wait to see what kind of craziness you squeeze into a cookbook. 🙂

  144. Congrats on the cook book!! I absolutely cannot wait for it to come out. What an exciting time for you!!! 🙂

  145. I just came to your blog to look up your recipe for those fruit roll-ups (making the this morning!) and saw this beautiful post! Your photos are just stunning- I especially love the one with sparkler. 🙂 So happy for you and your new cookbook project too- congratulations!

    1. Hehe! Thank you so much, Emily!! Your kind words mean so much!!!
      Oh and I hope the fruit roll ups turned out great!!

  146. Congratulations on the cookbook! I have several cooking blogs bookmarked but yours is the one I read first every morning. I’ve even attempted a few of your recipes and they were awesome. Keep doing what you’re doing because it’s working! Oh, and I’m very glad you found coffee…..I like to say it’s my only vice!

  147. I’m sooooo excited for you, and for all of us that get to read your new cookbook! Thanks for sharing your delicious recipes and gorgeous pics with us. They always make my day!

  148. Ahhhh! I can’t wait! Good luck and congrats!! Thanks for sharing your amazing recipes. I can’t tell you how many I’ve cooked over the past year and all the amazing reviews they always get. Thank you!!

  149. Congratulations! I cannot wait for your cookbook. I was just looking a few weeks ago to see if you had one, after stumbling upon your awesome site. Thank you for your beautiful recipes, I’m so excited for all the new ones in your cookbook!!

  150. Congratulations Tieghan! I can’t wait for the new cookbook to come out in 2017!

    Keep up all your awesome work and thank you for sharing with us everyday 🙂

  151. I absolutely love these the recipes the photos are beyond beyond gorgeous! I will want this recipe book the minute it is available!! This is excellent news for us who want these recipes- and they are first class!!

  152. Youa re amazing so happy to know you when you were a “geeky” teenager. Rocky River misses you but you are doing so wonderfully. Keep up the good work can’t wait to see and buy the new book.

  153. Oh my. I’m just going to stare at the cake all day long. Seriously. Totally ready for your cookbook! Love your site and recipes!

  154. Congrats! I can’t wait for this.

    Ps. Coffee can be really tasty and amazing if you get it from a roaster that really cares about their craft :). It can blow your mind!

  155. What an amazing accomplishment CONGRATS and I hope all of us who faithfully read you daily will be on your “signed” book list! You have accomplished in just a few short years what many only dream of in a lifetime. The best is yet to come!

  156. Congratulations Tieghan! I’ve been following for blog for a couple years now – I’ve made a good chunk of your recipes and have loved every single one (the Snickers Apple cake was a personal favourite!). I can’t wait for the cookbook to come out – I will be among the first to put my pre-order in for sure!

    Thank you for doing what you do!

    Jacob

    1. Aww! THANK YOU! You kind is the best and making me smile!! I hope you are having a great week!!
      Also, I am so excited you have been enjoying my recipes. That makes me so happy!

  157. I think your skills as a food stylist are incredible! The attention to details, the color choices, the artistic flair. I thoroughly enjoy the blog and the photos. Truthfully, I must confess that I have not made a single recipe. But your comments and photos take me to dreamy culinary places!
    Congratulations

  158. Wow this cake looks delicious!! And congrats on your cookbook! What a great step in your life!

    Dieuwertje

  159. Congratulations T. It’s about time!! I can’t wait for your cookbook to come out. I guarantee I will have it all mucked up in no time. I love your recipes.

  160. AH! I am so excited for you! Thanks for sharing all that you did with us here today, you are one inspiring lady and I am so stoked for you to embark on this new cook-book-writing adventure! Woohoo! <3

  161. Congratulations. I love it when things are unknowingly just meant to be. And, yup, I would love to hear about the process.

  162. Congratulations! I love your blog and will most certainly be buying your cookbook. Don’t know if you need a graphic designer for it but I am down to help in anyway I can. You rock!

  163. I’m SO excited to get my hands on your cookbook, I can’t wait!!! 😀 Congratulations and I hope you have so much fun writing and photographing it, and that you don’t stress about it too much! P. S. These pictures make me drool 🙂

  164. Huge congratulations! As I have said before – you are my very favorite food blogger – bar none! You are SO very talented …. and so young to be so far along in your career. To quote Oprah – “Your future is so bright that it burns my eyes” Well done. By the way – that cake is absolutely fabulous!!

    1. Hi Cheryl!! Wow, thank you! I am so flattered and thrilled by your excitement!! Honestly you comment is the best, thank you!!

  165. Biggest of congratulations to you! You’re going to have so many wonderful recipes to share – I just know it!! xo

  166. So excited for you. Like everyone, I don’t know if I will be able to wait for the cookbook. Really love your blog, recipes, and photos!!!! Congratulations, you are very talented. This is well deserved.

  167. That’s so exciting! Congrats! I’ve been waiting for this announcement, I knew it would eventually come! Can’t wait to check out your book!

  168. CONGRATULATIONS TIEGHAN!!! I am so incredibly excited for you!! As soon as you said you had big news at the beginning of this post, I just had a feeling that it would be a cookbook! Ahhh congrats girl!! 😀

  169. Congrats Tieghan! This is awesome news!!! 150 of your New recipes sounds amazing!!! YES – been following you for awhile now and i for one would love to hear the nitty gritty behind how all this came about!
    And wow – what a stunner this cake it! GORGEOUS and decadent!!!
    Oh and happy 3 year blogiversary – you have come a long long way in such a short time! Oh – and happy 7th birthday to Asher!

    1. YAY!! Thank you so much, Shashi!! So happy and excited and thrilled you are excited!! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!

  170. Congrats Tieghan! I am just so thrilled for you (and for me because now I can have a bound book with all your super recipes and photos!)!!! How exciting, PLEASE keep us updated and fill us in with the details!

    1. Kathy!! THANK YOU! You daily comments and kind words make my day…daily!! THANK YOU! I will keep you updated, should be fun!

      Tieghan! 🙂

  171. WOW!!! Had no idea what your BIG news was going to be.
    CONGRATULATIONS!!! The pics of this cake are amazing!!
    The pics of ourself are also amazing what we can see. HA!! Love your hair down. Makes you look more mature. You need that pic on your blog heading.

  172. Congratulations!!! I am always so impressed by the way you turn out such beautiful recipes and so often, and I am sure that you’re cookbook is going to be a special one. This cake is super gorgeous, quite celebration-worthy! xo

    1. Hi Christine!! Thank you so much! Your kind words means so much and make me smile! 🙂

      Hope you are having a great day!

  173. So happy for you! Will be waiting to get your cookbook. I so enjoy your photos,and have also enjoyed your delicious recipes. Always be happy and enjoy your life!

  174. Yay!!!!! Congratulations on such a huge accomplishment!!!!! I will most certainly be purchasing your cookbook!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!!

  175. I am so excited for you!! Congratulations! And 150 recipes? What a dream! I know I want this book, 2017 better come quick 🙂

  176. Oooops one more thing!
    These pictures of yourself could not be better!
    You should think of changing your picture on here to show how you’ve AGED well over the past three years!
    OH don’t forget to put Cincinnati on your book tour.

  177. I don’t even know you but I am so proud of you -What an accomplishment! Looking forward to seeing your book – Congratulations! (and I am DEF making this cake 😀 )

  178. Congratulations Teigen you deserve it…your recipes rock and your photos are so incredible. I’ve been waiting for a cookbook from you…can’t wait. This cake awesome…Happy bday Asher…and the cake stand..love it!!!

    1. Lisa! Thank you so much! Your daily comments mean so much to me and I am so grateful to have you as a reader!! THANK YOU!
      Hope you are having a great week!

  179. OK THIS will be like waiting for the barn to be done–lol.
    I knew you had a cookbook In you.
    The cake looks wonderful.

    1. Oh man, I AM SORRY!! Good news that the barn post is coming SO soon! 🙂

      Thank you so much Nancy! Your daily comments make me so happy! Hope you are having the best week!

  180. Such great news… I’m sure your cookbook WILL be THAT cookbook in my house! Can I pre-order it now? 🙂 Oh, and by the way, the cake looks simply divine.

  181. CONGRATULATIONS! Can’t wait for the cookbook! I look forward to your e-mails every day. And yes, I would love to hear about the process!

  182. Congratulations! I’m sure your wonderful creativity, cooking and photography will all fit so amazingly into your cookbook and I can’t wait to see it 🙂 Keep us posted on the process!

    1. Eve! Thank you so much!! You kinds words are making my night!! 🙂
      I will keep you all posted on the process for sure…hoping it is fun!

  183. Congrats! Looking forward to your book, if the recipes are also (tri in metric measurements because i am always drooling over your pic’s and recipes but i am always reluctant to try them because i don’t have good experience with converting recipes to grams , so even when i really want to make you beautiful macaron cake i can’t make it 🙁

    1. Hi Ellie!!! Thank you for putting this thought into my head. The book will be converted for other countries, so don’t worry! 🙂

  184. Hi from Australia. Delighted to hear your news and look forward to seeing the finished book. Thank you so much for all your posts

  185. Congratulations! Look forward to being able to order the book, I hope the blog will continue to be a daily delight as well (it’s my morning ray of sunshine at work)

  186. I am so happy for you! Honestly, if ever a blogger deserved a cookbook it’s you – your photography and culinary creativity astound me. Even the old stuff 🙂
    Can’t wait to see what you create!

  187. First of all, your cake and photos are amazing and yes it was absolutely worth waiting. I am happy about your passion and I have to say I can understand and share your feeling cause I feel the same thing is happening to me: cakes, food styling and photography are pretty catchy! It is funny but I also did not drink any coffee since four years ago but then, all of a sudden, I started with it and it is kind of addictive. Now I drink quite a bit of coffee every day. I am very happy to hear about your cookbook! Your blog, cake nd photo skills are simply great: I will have your cookbook on my kitchen shelf. I wish you good luck for a brilliant future!

    1. THANK YOU!! Your kind words mean so much and have put a smile on my face. I hope you are having a great week! 🙂