Elizabeth LaBau’s Food Writing Experience

Cookbook Author

 My book, The Sweet Book of Candy Making, is available now! This candy cookbook will show you how to create your own delicious, gorgeous, and professional-quality candies in your home kitchen. Inside, you’ll find:

  • Candy-making essentials: all you need to know about equipment, ingredients, and techniques, including step-by-step lessons on pulling taffy, rolling truffles, filling peanut butter cups, and more
  • More than 50 recipes for sugar candies, fondant, caramels, toffee, fudge, truffles, chocolates, marshmallows, and fruit and nut candies
  • Troubleshooting tips and photo tutorials for each type of candy
  • Techniques to create beautiful, edible candy decorations

Visit my Book page for a more in-depth look inside this cookbook! The Sweet Book of Candy Making can be ordered from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, or QBookshop.


About.com Candy

Since 2006 I have been the Candy Guide at About.com, an online division of the New York Times Company. As the Guide to Candy, I am the sole writer and producer of all of the content at www.candy.about.com. I grew the site from scratch into a top-rate candy recipe site visited by millions of people a year. Some of my specialties and responsibilities include:



When I’m not writing recipes for other people, I’m usually posting on my personal dessert blog, SugarHero! This blog is a lighthearted celebration of sugar and the sweet things in life. It’s a little more casual, a little more goofy, and a lot more ME. Please stop by, check it out, and join me in eating reckless amounts of sugar.  Some of my favorite recent posts include:


Freelance Food Writing

In addition to my work with About.com, I also create recipes and write blog posts for individuals, companies and corporate blogs. An example of my corporate blog work can be found on the Oh Nuts blog. On this site, I create original recipes that feature Oh Nuts products, and write weekly blog posts with step-by-step photo tutorials featuring the recipes. Recipe specialties include:


Contact Me!

I am always open to new food writing opportunities, so if you are looking for someone to contribute recipes, articles, blog posts, or food reviews to your publication or website, please don’t hesitate to contact me at writing@elizabethlabau.com.