Self-Taught Baker Makes Pies With Incredible Geometric Patterns On Them

Lauren Ko is a self-taught baker from Seattle, Washington that describes herself as “more an artist and designer than a baker.”

Lauren, 31, found herself becoming a viral sensation after she started posting photos of her intricately designed geometric pies on her Instagram page.

Lauren was previously working 56 hours a week as an executive assistant in higher education, but she has become so successful that she has quit her job to focus on baking full-time. Her colorful, intricately designed pies defy convention and have captured the attention of people all over the world.

 

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When figs fly. 🐽| Rise and swine, people. This cinnamon cream tart with tiger figs is here to lure us snout of bed and into the weekend. Sow what if your week was a piglet down? Saturday squeal be better, come hell or high trotter. And if nothing else, unpork a bottle, boar yourself a glass, and blast some Notorious P.I.G. Pink happy thoughts, and keep calm and bacon. 🥓 . . . . . . . . . . #lokokitchen #cinnamon #cream #fig #tart #tartart #textiles #pigpuns #whenpigsfly #riseandshine #notoriousbig #hailmary #keepcalmandbacon #thinkhappythoughts #bacon #f52grams #thefeedfeed #foodandwine #saveur #bhgfood #beautifulcuisines #mywilliamssonoma #tastingtable #onmytable #heresmyfood #marthabakes #imsomartha #bakersofinstagrams #seattle

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“Pies are a very warm, traditional, nostalgic kind of food, but to see it done in a modern and unique way is what makes them so appealing,” Lauren said.

“I like to say inspiration is everywhere,” she continued, adding that she is often inspired by things like lawn chairs, bathroom floors, and storm drains.

 

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Baublestone. 💎| So you’ve lustered up the wherewithal to invite *them* over. Although your place is rough, you’ve polished it until it sparkles. You set the stone with candle light and long-gem roses, and have prepared a pasta dinner so you can get your carbon. You stay jewel as a cucumber, and the night goes off without a hitch. The sink is full of dishes but you don’t carat all. You’re floating on cloud shine. ☁️✨ . . . . . . . . . . #lokokitchen #blueberry #kiwi #tart #tartart #diamonds #gems #jewels #24carat #sparkle #shine #carbon #itsadate #coolasacucumber #cloudnine #f52grams #huffposttaste #instabake #bakeandshare #onmytable #amblifeissweet #foodandwine #saveur #fromwherewedesign #designforall @design #whpcolorplay #seattle

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Believe it or not, Lauren is completely self-taught and did not make her first pie until the fall of 2016. She started her Instagram page in August of 2017, and started gathering a following as soon as she started posting photos of her pies.

“A couple of weeks later I had something like 4,000 followers,” said Lauren, who now has over 250,000 followers.

Lauren said that she comes from a “family of phenomenal eaters,” having a lot of “early memories of being in the kitchen.”

“They’re super excited to just see my name and my recognition out there,” Lauren said of her family. “I’m just a regular person and they know that best, so it’s all been a welcome surprise to them.”

 

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Wanna be a baller, shot color. 🔮| @marthastewart’s Cauliflower Radish Tart with a @lokokitchen twist. 🦄| Not even kidding hue, and no, it’s not a pigment of your imagination—this is truly the Rico Mauve of tarts. It’s plumthing out of a magic winederland, and is a perfect meal for adults and/orchids. I really amethyst excited about how grape it is. Iris I could send you dinner, but I’ll settle for raisin a glass to all my ladies and magent(a)s. Happy Friday! 🍷 . . . . . . . . . . #lokokitchen #cauliflower #radish #tart #tartart #ombre #tastetherainbow #eatpretty #marthabakes #imsomartha #f52grams #f52shades #buzzfeast #cupcakeproject #hautecuisines #foodwinewomen #wholefoods #vegetableart #eatyourvegetables #farmersmarket #thecolorpurple #purplepuns #whpcolorpop

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We can’t wait the creations that Lauren will put forth in the future!

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