Glorious Layered Desserts Cookbook!

Glorious Layered Desserts (available on Amazon) -

Today is a day I’ve been looking forward to for nearly a year… it’s the day I get to share some of the details of my cookbook, Glorious Layered Desserts!

When I started this blog nearly 4 years ago I had several goals and dreams for what the site would become.  I had lots of short term plans, and some long term dreams.  One of those dreams was to “someday” write a cookbook.  Over time, as the site has grown, and my own children have grown I have become so busy that I set that dream aside, thinking I didn’t have time to create the quality of cookbook I really wanted to.  I knew that writing a cookbook would require a lot of time and work.

Last fall, the opportunity to write a cookbook was presented to me by a couple different publishers.  At the time I said “no thanks, but I’ll keep your number.”  I just didn’t know how I was going to stop everything else in my life to write a book.  By early this year I had put a lot of thought into it, and realized that the opportunity may not wait for me forever.  I didn’t know exactly how, but (with the support of my husband) I was going to give it a try!  From the day I said “yes” to the publisher (I chose) I began one of the most exciting, stressful, fun, exhausting, satisfying adventures of my life!

I dove into recipe testing and created more dirty dishes over a few weeks than most families produce in a year!   Over one 48 hour period I made 9 different batches of pudding!  And that was just to settle on two recipes!  Once I had settled on the recipes, I began the photography process.

I called on a local friend and talented photographer, Gene Chutka to photograph the recipes.  Although I do take all of the photos for this blog, I was on a tight deadline for the book and knew that the added stress of taking beautiful photos would likely be more than I could handle!  Gene was such a perfect photographer to work with!  As I would set up each shot, place each garnish, and debate on how much drizzle was most appetizing, Gene was super patient and never seemed annoyed by my perfectionism!  Although we spent many long days setting up photo after photo, it was a very rewarding and fun experience.

Over the next few months I’ll be sharing some more details (and photos) of the behind the scenes work that went into creating the book.

Now… as for the book itself!

Glorious Layered Desserts is a modern take on traditional trifles.  I’ve mixed and matched ingredients to create delicious, innovative, and beautiful layered desserts, perfect for any occasion.

The first half of the book, titled “Layered Desserts”, is filled with creative and delicious, finished layered desserts.  The second half of the book, titled “Essential Recipes”, is filled with all the base recipes you’ll need to create each layered masterpiece.  These “Essential Recipes” are recipes you can rely on again and again to create not only the layered desserts shown, but countless more delicious combinations!

Each finished layered dessert is composed of delicious, from scratch recipes (all included in the book), but you will also find lots of options to cut down on prep time with “store bought swaps”.

Over a dozen of the finished desserts can be made (from scratch) and served in under an hour!  Several recipes also includes adjustments for making the desserts gluten free,  sugar free and/or egg free.

From rich chocolate desserts to light and fruity treats, I think you’ll find something for everyone!

And of course, each and every recipe has a photo… yay!

Here’s a little peek…

Lemon Blueberry Trifle -

Lemon Blueberry Trifle (above)-  Light, fruity, and oh so delicious!  This is one of my favorite photos too =)

Pumpkin Caramel Banana Trifle -

Pumpkin Caramel Banana Trifle (above) – This was one of the last recipes I created for the book, but quickly became a favorite!

Homemade Fudge Sauce -

Homemade Fudge Sauce (above) – This rich chocolate sauce is one of the essential recipes.  This topping is easy to make and so delicious you’ll never want store-bought chocolate sauce again!

Chocolate and Nutella Cream Desserts - from Glorious Layered Desserts (available on Amazon)

Chocolate and Nutella Cream Dessert (above) – This two layer dessert is perfect to make ahead and is simple enough for a weeknight treat, but pretty enough for a special occasion.


Do you see anything that might peak your interest?  I hope so!  =)

Glorious Layered Desserts is available to pre-order on Amazon now, and will be shipped on or before March 11th.

I will be selling copies of the book through the blog (here on Glorious Treats) starting in March, and it will be available from several other sources as well (I’ll update you on those as the information is available).

I will be doing a book tour with book signings in a few select cities.  So far I know I’ll be in Salt Lake City (Utah), Folsom (California), Southern California, and a few others are in the works.  Please let me know if I should come visit your city!

Over the next few months I’ll be sharing more sneak peeks of the book, information on book signings, several fun giveaways and more!

A huge thank you to each of you who read this blog, leave occasional comments, and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!  I truly appreciate each bit of kindness and encouragement!   Thank you!!


  1. Glory, it’s absolutely positively gorgeous!!! So very excited for you, I know it’s a tremendous amount of work – and it looks like you have done an incredible job. Congratulations!!!

  2. Your book looks perfectly wonderful! So happy for you, Glory:) I pre-ordered a copy yesterday from Amazon, and look forward to receiving it! ALL these recipes peak my interest, haha!

  3. OMG, Glory! Your book looks fabulous! I hope I can get my copy as soon as possible, but it all depends on the shipping price (Im not from US). But, anyway, Im so happy for you! Congratulations!

  4. Yay! so excited for this! I hope your Folsom book signing overlaps with my Sacramento trip :) Or else you are always welcome in Seattle!

    • The Folsom signing will be the official book launch party (desserts included!) on March 15th, I would love to have you! Seattle is on my list to consider as well!

  5. Woo! I put it on my Amazon wish list!

  6. This is so exciting, Glory! You must be over the moon! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy and I’ll be watching for your So Cal appearance! It all looks so delicious and beautiful . . . as always! :)

  7. It looks amazing :) Congratulations!!!

  8. Beautiful! So happy for you and your accomplishment. You are an inspiration. I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  9. PLEASE think about visiting Cleveland or any suburb nearby.
    Your book looks absolutely beautiful, and I can’t wait to get a copy. Congratulations on your wonderful accomplishment!

  10. congratulations !! your cook book cover looks so tempting .. will check on local book store near by my house soon ..

  11. Congratulations :)

  12. Congratulations!! The book looks brilliant and I can’t wait to get my hands on it :)

  13. Congratulations, Glory! Looks awesome and you deserve it! Can’t wait to purchase my copy! Maybe I’ll get to meet you on the book tour…St. Louis is pretty in the Spring.

  14. This looks amazing! I really wanna have this book :)
    But, unfortunately, I live in Holland and it’s hard to use an American cookbook that works with cups in stead of grams. Do you know if the book is being translated?

  15. Wow, congratulations! Trifle is one of my most favorite desserts — it usually hits all the ‘necessities’ of what I want in a dessert and is so versatile.

  16. CONGRATULATIONS! Such an accomplishment, and the book looks beautiful! You should be very proud. :)

  17. Glory! The book looks absolutely stunning. The recipes are gorgeous and seem totally doable! Great job. I’m excited for you!

  18. Congratulations on the book! I looks amazing!!

  19. Yes, please visit San Jose!!!!

  20. Wooo hoo!!! congrats Glory! The book looks amazing and I’m so excited for you!
    Would love to meet up when you are in so cal on the book tour!

  21. Fantastic! I am thrilled for you! If you put Memphis on your book signing list you have a place to stay! Much success to you…..the photos are mouth watering!

  22. What wonderful news. Congratulations! I can’t wait to get that book in my hands. 😀

  23. I am so so so excited for you Glory!!!!! I cannot wait to get a copy.

  24. congrats to you, such gorgeous recipes and pics, i can’t wait to see it all!

  25. Glory I’m so happy for you! I can’t wait to get my hands on one. I hope you have these at CookieCon because I would love a signed copy!

  26. So excited for you, congratulations!!! The book looks beautiful, can’t wait to see it in person, love your recipes

  27. Glory, we’re so excited for you! We love being the recipients of your tasting experiments!

  28. This is so exciting! I can’t wait till the book comes out!!

  29. Congratulations! The book looks beautiful and good for you for going for it! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

  30. Glory, great news!!!!! Congratulations one million times. You must be so proud, I know us readers are. It’s going to be sucha hit, and you deserve it. It’s going stright onto my letter to Santa this Xmas. Congratulations!!!!

  31. A dream come true! I am so happy for you and wish you much success and many more books to come! Congrats!!!

  32. Glory, I am SO HAPPY for you!! Your book looks amazing, and I can’t wait to get my hands on it!! And you should DEFINITELY come to Chicago on your book tour!!

  33. Glory,
    SO VERY HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!
    The cookbook will be a smashing success (well, it already is, what an amazing goal to accomplish)!! Can’t wait to see it in person.

  34. Congratulations! I’m so pleased for you and you certainly deserve to have a book published. I wonder if one day you will get over to the UK to do a book signing. A fabulous theme for the book and gorgeous photography – I think I should treat myself to a copy!

  35. It looks fabulous! Looking forward to it!

  36. Glory – they ALL look amazing, and I cannot wait to get the book! Congratulations

  37. Hi glory! Congrats on the new book! It looks beautiful! I just per- ordered my copy from amazon and I can’t wait to get it! Since my birthday is in march your book is going to be a fun birthday present to myself:)

  38. Congratulations! I hope to get a copy, too. Please, visit us Ohioans in Akron, Ohio!

  39. Wow, I wish you could also visit China, but that’s probably out of the question ^•^ I would LOVE to buy your cookbook, it looks absolutely FANTASTIC!!!

  40. Wow congratulations!! That is such exciting news, I can’t wait to buy a copy :) The photography is beautiful as always and the recipes look absolutely delish!! Well done :) x

  41. What a wonderful accomplishment. You should be so proud! I remember telling you at Cookie Con that you were awesome!

    Can’t wait until your book comes out.

  42. I wish your book came out sooner, but I’ll be looking forward to March. You are such an amazingly CREATIVE person!

  43. Congratulations Glory. I’m so happy for you. The pictures are so beautifully delicious! Can’t wait to try out the recipes. I just hope I don’t get taxed too much on the shipping charges as I’m living in a continent very far away from yours !! :) I’ll sure treasure your book. Love you for what you are :)

  44. Congratulations on your cookbook! I am so happy for you. I have always loved your photographs. I can’t wait to see the book!

  45. I’ve been reading your blog for 4 years. I simply have to have a copy of the book. Will be ordering asap

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  47. Congrats Glory! So excited for you!

  48. It’s beautiful! I can hardly wait to get my hands on it! Yay for Glory!
    Love you and I’m very proud of you!

  49. Sincere congratulations on the completion and publication of your first book Glory! It look’s simply beautiful. My husband just asked me for my Christmas List and there are a few books on it…your’s is one of them. I realize it won’t be shipped until months after Christmas but I know it will be worth the wait.

    Kudos to your photographer Gene Chutka, his work on your book is amazing!

  50. It’s gorgeous!!! Cannot.wait!!! :)

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