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Top Handle the Heat Bakers of 2021!

By Tessa Arias
January 10th, 2022

Come celebrate these amazing bakers who joined EVERY Handle the Heat Monthly Baking Challenge in 2021!

2021 absolutely flew by like no other year.

It was definitely a unique year – lots of highs and also some lows.

One of the best parts of 2021 (and every other year)?! Getting to see the bakes made by this very special HTH community!

Today I’m thrilled to announce the Top Bakers of 2021. These amazing bakers joined EVERY Handle the Heat Monthly Baking Challenge in 2021. How incredible is that?!

Last year, we had 3 talented bakers who joined all 12 challenges. This year…

WE HAD 54. 😱🤯 Meet them all in the infographic below!

Want to join in on the fun? Our 2022 baking challenges are going to be bigger and better than ever! Find out how to join here.

2021 Handle the Heat Monthly Baking Challenges Recap:

A BIG thank you to everyone who joined a monthly baking challenge in 2021.

Drooling over your delicious photos for each challenge is one of my favorite parts of each month. I also love hearing how many of you get to try a recipe for the first time that you might not have thought to try otherwise!

I can’t wait to share the sweet scoop on all the delicious challenges we have in store for 2022.

Make sure you’re on our email list and we’ll let you know as soon as the new month’s baking challenge is live!

Check out the Handle the Heat Monthly Baking Challenges here!

Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Alma Madrid — January 14, 2022 at 1:58 pm

    Can I have the recipe to lemon loaf pound cake?

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    Lauri Rottmayer — January 14, 2022 at 1:55 pm

    Woo hoo! Doing all 12 challenges was one of the goals I had on my list this year that I achieved. It was a fun goal and some of the recipes were a definite challenge (read: pie crust lol). This is so fun. Thanks, Tessa!

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      Emily — January 18, 2022 at 11:48 am

      That’s so awesome, Lauri! Sounds like we had a perfect mix of easier/more challenging recipes, so happy to have you join each month 🙂

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    Gay — January 14, 2022 at 1:20 pm

    You should make a calendar using these photos and add the recipes. I love those kinds of calendars.

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      Emily — January 18, 2022 at 11:48 am

      Thanks for the suggestion!

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