The Secret is Out!

…And despite the fact that this is the first official announcement, it has long been out, since it’s near impossible to hide an Amazon.com listing.

Well, there’s no turning back now- My second cookbook, Vegan Desserts, will soon be on its way to a bookstore near you! Get your sweet tooth in gear, because this one will be jam-packed with well over 100 brand new, never before seen recipes, each and every one accompanied by a full-color photo. Arranged by season and drawing inspiration from fresh ingredients, holidays, and innovative flavor combinations, this is not just another classic baking book.

As if that all wasn’t exciting enough yet, brace yourself, because the much sought-after recipes for vegan meringues and macarons will be included!

Three years in the making, this book came precipitously close to being tossed out altogether. Sitting on my computer, growing older and less attractive by the day, I eventually realized that a final decision was necessary: Forget the whole mess ever existed and move on, or painstakingly fix all of the blemishes, large and small. This meant rephotographing everything, rewriting everything, and revamping the recipes. It was the equivalent of ripping 250 pages out of their binding, shredding 200, and starting again from there. But for that precise reason, because I couldn’t just speed this text along to the printer without a second thought, I am truly grateful. That initial rejection gave me time to grow as a baker and photographer, to vastly improve this final collection of recipes and images as a whole. Vegan Desserts is so much more than just another cookbook to me; it’s my baby, and I couldn’t be more proud of how it’s grown up. Now, I can only hope that everyone else feels the same way, too.

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97 thoughts on “The Secret is Out!

  1. Waaaaaaahooooooo! I had no idea! This is a secret AND a surprise! Congratulations, Hannah! You are awesome, and we are aaaaalll grateful that you didn’t scrap this book. I absolutely cannot wait. :D

  2. AWESOME! I’m so excited to dive into this!
    One great big question: Is there any way to get the book so that you get as much money as possible?
    This may be ridiculous but, I worry about you not getting enough of my money when I buy things through a third party. I don’t want to pay Amazon, I want you to get every smidge of my cash!

    1. Aww, you are so extraordinarily thoughtful! Thank you, I’m so grateful that you would even consider that, and offer to buy the book directly! I’m planning on ordering a carton or two of books, and once they arrive, I can send you a Paypal invoice and ship you one directly. An extra bonus is that means I can sign it for you, too.

      I’m saving your email address right now, and I’ll let you know when they’re available. :)

      1. If you’re still saving email addresses, please add me to the list. Thanks (and congrats)!

      2. Please also email me when it’s out. I would love to get it directly from you. I loved your first book and think your ebooks are great too.

      3. me too, me too! (though i’m in canada if that makes a difference)
        and congratulations!!

  3. I am so happy for you, babe! I can already tell that it’s gonna be amazing. As you know, I eat vegan on a fairly regular basis but also eat some seafood and meat products. Even so, I really support and admire the vegan lifestyle and the lover of baking and chemistry in me would definitely get this just for the macaron and marshmallow secrets alone! Really.cannot.wait!

  4. WHAT? My excitement cannot be contained! Congrats, Hannah, for all of your hard work. I am sure the book will be embraced by the vegan community, I know that I for one cannot wait to get my hands on it. Hardcover, too? Wowee!!

  5. You know this already, but it’s worth repeating: I am overjoyed for you! I know it’s been a bumpy road and I am thrilled that you’re now gifting your baby to the world. I can’t wait to see it for myself!

  6. Ah, AWESOME! And it’s your second? That’s great Hannah. I’m sure the transformed book turned out wonderful. And I think your photos are great, so I bet the food is really brought to life in this book!

  7. What????? This is news to me! I’m so excited! I can’t wait! I think I’ve made everything in My Sweet Vegan 10 times! I can’t wait for new recipes :)

    CONGRATS!!

  8. Yahoo!! and Congratulations…Happy to say I’ve already pre-ordered my copy!! Can’t wait to get it. I’ve found there’s no easier way to convince people to try a vegan meal now and then, than to make them a tasty vegan dessert!! Thanks!!

  9. I AM SO EXCITED! CONGRATS!
    I am so glad to see another published book by you!
    You’ve become a hero, I think, in the Vegan community! Every time I see your name on the VegNews, I skip everything and land on your yummy page!
    Also, I am interested to see how you’ve grown! In your blog I see not only desserts, but savory dishes. Each dish explores a new food to me! :D
    I can’t wait to see your baby, and I hope to have it sitting by my copy of your first book. (I’ll make some shelf room for the other books to come)

    AGAIN, CONGRATS!
    <3
    Sydney

    (ohhhh! It is hardback! :3 yummmmmm!)

  10. So, so proud of your perseverence, particularly as it’s us who win out in the end! You’re an inspiration to me, Hannah. I always feel like my own dreams are insurmountably impossible, but your courage and talent and bravery make me feel like I could start taking small steps towards a happier future for myself. xo

    1. Although I’m told that my publisher will not be directly distributing the book in the UK, another printer is likely to pick it up. I wish I had a more definite answer, but hopefully it will just be a matter of time. Otherwise, I do plan to order a couple of cartons myself, and I would be happy to ship you one directly. Keep in touch when the release date draws nearer!

      Edit: You’re in luck! It looks like it’s already been added to Amazon.co.uk, so there’s no need to worry. :)

      http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vegan-Desserts-Sumptuous-Sweets-Occasions/dp/1616082208/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1296311865&sr=8-1

  11. Congrats!!!!!

    I can’t imagine how the reworking process of the entire manuscript must have been–ugh, my work on a thesis, etc. has been quite enough for me.

    If we can judge the book by its cover, this 2nd book is going to be amazing!

  12. Congratulations!!! I’m so happy for you and everyone who’s a vegetarian. I can’t wait to get my copy and try some recipes out! When I do, I would love to interview you for my blog: )

  13. Congrats, Hannah! I can’t describe how excited I am about your new book. Can’t wait to have it and to try as many recipes as possible in my new place (the oven is working fine, so I’m already happy!). I will order it as soon as possible to me to do it at amazon.uk :)

  14. How exciting!!! Yay :) I have your first one and I love it! As soon as I can afford cookbooks again, I’ll definitely be putting this one the list. Congratulations!

  15. A huge congrats to you, Hannah!! What a gorgeous book, and I’m sure the recipes are just as delicious as they are beautiful! My sweet tooth is always in gear, lol!

  16. I’m so excited you wrote another cookbook!!! I hope this means you’ll go on book signings and promote it! I’m crossing my fingers for a cream puff recipe!

  17. I’m so excited for this and for you! I can’t wait to check out the macaron recipe and all the gorgeous pictures. I know this was definitely a labor of love and we’ll definitely be feeling it (in our bellies!)

  18. Wow- no joke I was just flipping through your first cookbook this morning thinking, “I love this book, I wonder when she’s going to come out with a second.” And then I discovered this post. How awesome! Can’t wait to get it!!

  19. hannah, will there be a recipe for vegan marshmallows in this book?

    if no, can you email me the recipe you took off the site bc ppl were having problems with it? i’m willing to try it…email: sdsweetreats@gmail.com

    thank you!!

  20. Woohoo!!! I’m sooo excited!.. and good for you for just going ahead and doing it full force.. it’s so easy to get discouraged… but the growth is amazing when you meet something head on. You are one smart, talented young lady!!!!

  21. Yay!! I just checked for it on Barnes and Noble. I got your last book on Nook. I hope this one will be available there soon!

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