Elizabeth LaBau is a professional pastry chef, cookbook author, instructor, and writer who loves to share her passion for sweets.
- Former pastry chef, food writer, and recipe developer
- Completed a professional program at the Epicurean School of Culinary Arts in Los Angeles
- Author of a candy cookbook, "The Sweet Book of Candy Making"
- Writer for Better Homes & Gardens, OhNuts.com, and Velata
- Has an award-winning dessert blog called SugarHero
Elizabeth LaBau wrote for The Spruce Eats where she published nearly 600 articles over the course of more than 10 years. 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, Elizabeth 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 work has been published in Better Homes & Gardens and on OhNuts.com, Velata, and many more.
Elizabeth has an award-winning dessert blog, SugarHero, where she posts all of her non-candy creations, tutorials, and more. She is also an on-camera instructor with two instructional courses through Bluprint (part of NBC Universal).
Elizabeth attended the Epicurean School of Culinary Arts in Los Angeles, where she completed the Professional Baking and Pastry program.
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About The Spruce
The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.
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