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Elizabeth LaBau

Elizabeth LaBau

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Sweet Book of Candy Making Elizabeth LaBau
The Sweet Book of Candy Making by Elizabeth LaBau

Elizabeth LaBau is a former pastry chef, a current food writer and recipe developer, and a shameless candy enthusiast.


Elizabeth has been the About.com Guide to Candy since 2006. Her culinary career started at Epicurean School of Culinary Arts in Los Angeles, where she completed the Professional Baking and Pastry program. After working for years as a pastry chef in various bakeries and restaurants, she transitioned to food writing and candy recipe development. She now works full-time developing recipes, photographing food, and eating way too much sugar on a regular basis.

Her candy cookbook, The Sweet Book of Candy Making, was published by Quarry in 2012. This book features over 70 creative candy recipes, each with a full-color picture. It also contains many step-by-step photo tutorials and decorating ideas to give your homemade candies that professional shine.

By Elizabeth LaBau:

My goal is to celebrate all things candy, and to show that making beautiful, delicious candies at home is not only possible, it's downright fun! I'll take you through the entire process, from tempering chocolate to molding truffles, from learning the stages of boiled sugar to creating caramels and toffee like a pro. I'll also keep you up-to-date on seasonal recipes and candy news. So roll up your sleeves, stock up on sugar, and let's get cooking!

Contact: If you have a question or want to get in touch, you can send me an email at candy@aboutguide.com. Before you email me, please note that I cannot help you with starting your own candy business, provide you with recipes for commercial candy manufacturing, or advise you about commercial candy equipment. My specialty is developing recipes for the home cook.  I receive a large volume of email, and while I try my best to respond to every single one, I am not always able to respond in a speedy fashion. 

Social Media: I love to get my social media on! You can stay up to date on the latest About.com Candy recipes by signing up for my free weekly newsletter. I can also be found on:
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I love interacting with readers, so please come say hi!

Recipe Reprints: If you would like to use one of my recipes, articles, or photos in any way, click here to Request Reprint Permission.

Reviews: I no longer accept candy or other edible products to review. I will consider cookbook or equipment review requests, if I feel they fit the scope of this site and are of interest to my readers. If you have a product you would like me to review, please email me at candy@aboutguide.com and we can discuss my review policies.


  • ElizabethLaBau.com
    Visit my professional site to learn more about my writing and see my food photography portfolio.
  • SugarHero!
    Tempt your sweet tooth with a visit to my dessert blog, SugarHero!

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