MEET ELIZABETH

Hello, and welcome! I’m a food writer, recipe developer, and food photographer based in Salt Lake City, Utah. I got my start as a pastry chef in Los Angeles, working in many of the city’s top bakeries and cafes. Now I work as a culinary consultant and do a bit of everything: develop recipes for companies using their ingredients, style and shoot food photographs, write cookbooks, articles, newsletters and blog posts, maintain my dessert blog, SugarHero, shoot and edit videos, and the list goes on! I’ve got my fingers in a lot of pies…but only metaphorically speaking.

When I’m not in the kitchen, I can usually be found chasing after my son, hanging out with my husband, hiking in the mountains, or hunting down the best local desserts. All in the name of research, of course!

If you’re hungry for more, please click around and read about my writing, drool over my photographs, and learn more about me and my work. I’d love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to get in touch!

ABOUT MY WORK

  • Food Writing

  • Food Photography

  • Books

  • Video Courses

  • Press

  • I have over a decade of food writing and recipe development experience. I'm a culinary school graduate with years of experience working in professional kitchens, so I have a strong foundation of culinary knowledge, and I specialize in both sweet and savory recipe development. Some of my writing experience includes:

    • Writing a cookbook
    • Founding the award-winning dessert blog, SugarHero
    • Developing recipes for top national and international brands
    • Founding and writing all content for About.com's Candy site
    • Writing clear, concise recipes and engaging headnotes
    • Crafting informative, instructional blog posts
    • Writing first-person articles

    …and much more! Please see my Food Writing page for more information.

  • I'm a self-taught photographer who is passionate about crafting photographs that tell a story, make you hungry, and inspire you to run to the kitchen! My photographs have been featured in national magazines, newspapers, and all across the web. Please see my Food Photography page for examples of my work.

    In addition to food photography, I also make instructional recipe videos for sharing on social media--please click here to watch some examples.

  • My first book, The Sweet Book of Candy Making, was published in 2012 and has since spawned a mini book (called The Sweet Little Book of Candy Making, natch) and has been translated into five different languages.

    The Sweet Book of Candy Making is a great introduction to the world of at-home candy. It covers fundamental techniques for working with chocolate and sugar, provides step-by-step photos for making many different types of candy, and has over 75 delicious and unique candy recipes!

    Please see my Books page for more information and sample pages, or view the book on Amazon.

  • I have partnered with Craftsy to produce a 7-part video course called Homemade Chocolate Candies: Fudge, Bars, and More. In this in-depth class, I demonstrate how to make SEVEN different types of candies. I teach all the fundamentals, including tempering chocolate, making ganache, making caramels, crafting unique candy bars, and so much more!

    Please see the Video Courses page to view the trailer, see sample candies, and learn much more about the course. You can also check it out directly on Craftsy here.

  • I've been fortunate to be featured in many national publications, including newspapers like The Los Angeles Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Chicago Tribune, magazines like Food and Wine and Better Homes & Gardens, and websites like The Huffington Post, The Kitchn, and Buzzfeed Food.

    I've also made a number of media appearances, including being a guest judge on Supermarket Superstar, doing cooking demonstrations on KUTV, being interviewed on Fox News Radio and National Public Radio, and being featured on streaming shows like HuffingtonPost Live.

    For more information and links, please see my Press page.

RECENT CLIENT WORK

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  • Candied Citrus Peel

    ABOUT.COM CANDY

  • Marbled Easter Egg Truffles

    BETTER HOMES & GARDENS

  • OH NUTS!

  • Fruit and Nut Brie Toasts

    VELATA

WHAT'S COOKING ON SUGARHERO.COM

THE LATEST FROM MY DESSERT BLOG

Christmas Recipes

Christmas Present Cookie Boxes

Christmas Present Cookie Boxes are a sweet baking project and gift idea in one! Brown sugar cookies are formed into boxes and decorated to look like Christmas presents. Fill them with your favorite treats, like candies, cookies, cupcakes and more! This post is sponsored by ...Read more
Miscellaneous Desserts

Edible Terrariums with Chocolate Pudding

Embrace the succulent trend with these edible terrariums! These cute centerpieces are totally edible and totally fun to make and eat. The terrariums are made with chocolate pudding, cookie crumbs, chocolate rocks, and fondant succulents. This post is sponsored by International Delight. This year I’m pleased ...Read more
Cakes

Peppermint Mocha Mousse Cake

This Peppermint Mocha Mousse Cake is a party on a plate! This gorgeous dessert features layers of brownies and peppermint mocha mousse, wrapped in chocolate swirls and topped with a shiny chocolate glaze. It feeds a crowd and is great for any holiday party! Thank ...Read more

TESTIMONIALS

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT ELIZABETH'S WORK

Excellent class!

I purchased the book “The Sweet Book of Candy Making” last fall and love it. Now I’ve found this class! Instructor is fun, knowledgeable, and really does have a passion for candy making. Love, love, love this class.

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