The Geometric Pies of Lauren Ko

Based in Washington, Lauren Ko is a master in creating pie art. With insatiable thirst for symmetry, beauty and perfection that seems unattainable, Lauren’s creations look like the perfect examples of pie art turned into almost science.

More and more Instagrammers master the art of baking and wear many hats: designer, pastry chef, stylist, photographer, social media manager and fervent defender of each pie whose photo they publish. After the superb geometric pastries of Dinara Kasko, here are some original pies that will inspire you. Published in magazines such as Vogue, O Magazine and Buzzfeed, the geometric and colorful creations of Lauren regularly inspire pastry chefs on Instagram, where she has nearly 250,000 followers.

For her pies, the young autodidact uses different colors, textures and ingredients that we would never have imagined to find in pastries. Now based in Washington, where she opened her own tea room, Lauren Ko is often invited to American TV shows and even tries to reproduce some famous paintings such as this Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night.

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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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Top to autumn. 🍁| This year has been a colossal pumpkin grind. So many events have struck a gourd and it feels like we’re skating on thin spice. Oh to simply squash our hands of the matter. But we must do harvest to keep pushing through. Let’s band together as thick as leaves and put the fall tales to rest. See you at the polls. ✔️| Hand-sliced cardamom pear tart; revisiting an old favorite with fresh produce. 🍐 . . . . . . . . . . #lokokitchen #pear #cardamom #tart #tartart #waves #fall #autumn #harvest #ohmygourd #thickasthieves #talltales #toptobottom #getoutandvote #f52grams #buzzfeast #huffposttaste @huffpostasianvoices #foodandwine #bareaders #marthabakes #imsomartha #bhgfood #mywilliamssonoma #fromwherewedesign #designforall @design #whpcolorplay #seattle

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Caught off shard. 😳|🚨GIVEAWAY CLOSED🚨 Guys, thank you for following along on this wild journey. I don’t think the shock of this becoming a thing will ever wear off. To celebrate the 50th @lokokitchen post, my website is live today! Additionally, I’ve assembled THREE starter packs of my pie-making essentials (rolling pin, pie plate, crust shield, pastry wheel, trusty metal ruler for those straight edges, and an insulated pie carrier!) to give away! AND one grand prize winner will also receive a box of ceramic pie weights along with 3 of my favorite pastry books: @katemcdermott’s Art of the Pie, @julie_jonesuk’s Soulful Baker, and @linda_lomelino’s Lomelino’s Pies! 🥧 . To enter: Follow @lokokitchen, like this photo, and tag 3 friends coming to your place for a bake sesh. . BONUS ENTRIES: Check the link in my profile for FOUR additional entry opportunities! Giveaway is open worldwide and closes on March 2, 2018 at 11:59PM PST. Winners will be chosen at random.

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Scale the seven seas. ⚓️| Holy mackerel. I had the opportunaty to film with @king5newdaynw yesterday and it was trout of this world. For months, I tried to get them to ask salmon else (I like to play it koi…but also, I’m actually pretty shy), but it turned out to be reel fin. Thank you for all the enthusiastic messages letting minnow you watched! I cod not be more grateful to be part of this community. You’re the basst. 🐠🐟🐡| Ombré tart with Flavor Royale plums! . . . . . . . . . . #lokokitchen #plum #tart #tartart #ombre #scales #fish #sevenseas #gonefishing #tuna #salmon #trout #f52grams #thebakefeed #beautifulcuisines #onmytable #cupcakeproject #saveur #amblifeissweet #imsomartha #whpcolorplay #instayum #khoollect #cookserious #summertime #talkshow #pacificnorthbest

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