Friday, February 1, 2013

The SPOON and SugarHero Ultimate Candy Giveaway on Pinterest

Nothing says Valentine's Day quite like candy. This year, why not add a personal touch to your gifts and make your own candy? Candy expert Elizabeth LaBau is filled with great ideas from homemade marshmallows to lollipops to truffles and fudge. (I tried her red velvet fudge when this blog first opened and it was amazing.)

To help you on your way, we're giving away a candy making prize pack! Elizabeth is going to give away the same prize pack on her website, SugarHero, so pop over there if you want to get yourself in the running there too!

The Sweet Book of Candy Making by Elizabeth LaBau

This sweet prize includes: an autographed copy of The Sweet Book of Candy Making, a candy thermometer, heart-shaped candy molds, and some cute heart-adorned treat bags.

Here's how to enter:

- Create a Pinterest board called "SPOON & SugarHero Ultimate Candy Giveaway"
- Follow SPOON and Elizabeth LaBau on Pinterest
- Pin at least 10 candy images you want to make on your new board (5 must be from our candymaking board)
- Leave the URL of your pinboard here in our comments section
- All of the qualifying entries will be entered on a spreadsheet, and two winners will be picked using the random number generator at random.org
- One entry per person
- The contest will run from Friday, February 1st through midnight EST on Friday, February 8th; winners will be announced on Monday February 11th.
- Winners will be announced on SugarHero.com and QuarrySPOON.com


Good luck! I expect to see pictures of your candy making adventures :)
Katie

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The Sweet Book of Candy Making by Elizabeth LaBau

Create your own delicious, gorgeous, and professional-quality candies with The Sweet Book of Candy Making. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned candy maker, you will find mouthwatering recipes and expert tips to inspire you—and satisfy your sweet tooth.

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 for each type of candy
—How to perfect the classics you love, from English Toffee to Chocolate Fudge and Peanut Brittle
—Try your hand at something new: Pistachio Marzipan Squares, Passion Fruit Marshmallows, Mango-Macadamia Nut Caramels, Lemon Meringue Lollipops, and more
—Decorating techniques to show off your tasty results

Get started in your kitchen with The Sweet Book of Candy Making!