Tessa Arias


Tessa helps people who crave a more delicious life. She shows them how to bring more sweetness to their lives and impress their friends and family with the best homemade recipes. All while sprinkling in her favorite tips, tricks, and a little baking science to all but guarantee your success in the kitchen. She loves dissecting recipes to show you exactly how they work.

If you’re looking for cake mix and Cool Whip recipes you’ve come to the wrong place. She’s got a culinary degree, over six years of food writing experience, and a cookbook.

Her Reach & Audience

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Food ingredients & Kitchen items
Bakeware, Cookware
Alcohol spirits & wine
Household items, home goods

Platforms →

🖱️ Handle The Heat : 1.4M MVs
📷 Instagram : 651k followers
▶️ YouTube : 185k subscribers
📌Pinterest : 10+M monthly views
👍 Facebook : 195k followers
🎶 TikTok : 26.2 K followers

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Sponsored Content
Brand Spokesperson
TV appearances

Brand Experience

“Tessa is a great partner for many reasons. Her recipes featuring our client’s product consistently receive positive engagement from her audience. She brings fresh ideas for how to best incorporate our client’s product into her posts as organically as possible. Tessa is dedicated to making sure her sponsored posts reflect each brand appropriately and beautifully. Our client has been so pleased with the quality of Tessa’s recipes, post copy and photos. Her highest priority is creating a post that both resonates with her audience and meets the expectations of the client.

Tessa goes the extra mile to foster great relationships with her sponsors. She truly cares about our client’s goals and how to achieve them. She is flexible, creative and reliable. Not to mention she’s a true baker! We definitely recommend working with Tessa/Handle the Heat. Not only do her recipes receive high impressions and engagement, but Tessa is the ideal blogger partner because of her tenacity and dedication to each and every sponsor she works with.” 

— Edelman Team with California Walnuts Campaign

Tessa of Handle the Heat has been a fantastic partner to Edelman and Ghirardelli. Working with Tessa has helped the Ghirardelli brand reach sought after baking and chocolate fans as well as provide an opportunity to showcase Ghirardelli products through unique, on-brand and authentic recipes and photography. There’s no shortage of passion or creativity when working with Tessa, and her partnership has helped to differentiate Ghirardelli in a crowded chocolate and baking industry. 

Tessa’s professional, thoughtful, attentive and team-player attitude when it comes to deciding on the right approach and ideas to position a product is what sets her apart in the industry! We would 100% – without hesitation – recommend any brand to partner with Tessa! 

— Edelman Team with Ghiarardelli Campaign

Recent Partnerships

Interested in partnering with Tessa?

“This is wonderful! What a fantastic engagement. It doesn’t compare to stuff we’ve done before- you have a really engaged group!” 

—from Bob’s Red Mill in reference to our 2018 baking challenge partnership