This Woman’s Pies Are on Another Level

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Lauren Ko makes these unique, artistic desserts that will instantly make you go hungry. She specializes in geometric patterns, contrasting colors, and bold lines. Creative use of flavors, textures, and colors brings these pies to another level, making them much more than just food.

San Diego-born Lauren lives in Washington today and has her own confectionery, Loko Kitchen. She never had any professional training whatsoever. She just loves art and baking enough to invest thousands of hours in perfecting her pies.

See them below and follow her on Instagram for more. You’ll see that it’s no wonder she has nearly 250,000 followers already.

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Stripe for the picking. 👌🏽| Hey, blue there! Guess what? I’m hosting the ultimate pie workshop @bowhillblueberries this summer on August 4. We’ll start the afternoon with a farm tour, a bloob tasting, and a U-pick blueberry session! Then we’ll make some berry-colored crust and cram our pies full of freshly picked fruit. The day wraps with wine and snacks in the field because of course. It’s going to be the piefect summer Saturday. ✨ Tickets go on sale on my website on June 22 at 9am PST. Mark your calendars…ready, set, dough! 🗓| Bloobarb (blueberry rhubarb, if you will) pie with naturally colored blueberry and beet-colored doughs. This baby’s still in my freezer, so keep your eyes peeled for the future baked shot. 😉 . . . . . . . . . . #lokokitchen #blueberry #rhubarb #pie #pieart #woven #bowhillblueberries #pieworkshops #seattleevents #f52pie #buzzfeast #huffposttaste #foodandwine #saveur #sweetmagazine #abmlifeissweet #cupcakeproject #onmytable #onthefarm #bakeandshare #feastagram #incrustwetrust #summer #yeahbutwhatdoesitlooklikebaked

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When they go dough, we go pie. 🥧| Last night, I posted to my story about an incident with a stranger who hurled racist insults at me as they drove by. I can’t say I’m that surprised, particularly in this climate, and I know there are people/communities that experience this (and worse) every day of their lives. We could stand to share some light, so tell me what act of kindness you’re putting out in the world today. (There’s a link in my ACRS story highlight if you need an idea. 👆🏽) Let’s be good to each other. 💛 . . . . . . . . . . #lokokitchen #strawberry #cherry #rhubarb #edibleflowers #hexagon #ombre #pie #pieart #f52grams #buzzfeast #huffposttaste #saveur #foodandwine #tastingtable #bakeandshare #onmytable #beautifulcuisines #postracialamerica #kindness #light #love #smallactsofkindness #lovewins #acrs @acrsnews @huffpostasianvoices #seattle #yeahbutwhatdoesitlooklikebaked

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Melon-dollar question. 🍉| What’s for dinner? You slog through blush hour traffic and by the time you make it home, you’re practically on the pink of death. So hangry. You peach into the fridge and…what in carnation?! It’s empty. 😭 But come feast or salmon, the solution is always the same. No need to weigh the rose or the cons. No need to pink twice. All for one and one coral. PIZZA. 🍕| Savory herbed goat cheese tart with watermelon radish J’s. . . . . . . . . . . #lokokitchen #savory #herbs #goatcheese #watermelonradish #radish #tart #tartart #lettering #pinkpuns #milliondollarquestion #hangry #whatsfordinner #pizza #f52farmstand #imsomartha #ABMlifeiscolorful @instagram #fromwherewedesign #designforall @design #whpcolorplay #bhgfood #cupcakeproject #mywilliamssonoma #kingarthurflour #realsimple #seattle_igers

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Hold on for year life. 🌪I 1 year, 100 posts, and a life completely transformed. I won’t keep telling my story since it’s been repeated in a lot of spaces now, but it has been an unreal 12 months. I’m perpetually brain-boggled and wildly grateful. Thank you for embracing the pie art and tolerating the puns. Vamos por más! 🤓| Prickly pear lime curd tart with mango tiles. ✨ . . . . . . . . . #lokokitchen #lime #pricklypear #mango #tart #tartart #textiles #geometricpatterns #1year #alifetransformed #mindblown #puns #designmilk #f52grams #buzzfeast #huffposttaste #bhgfood #onmytable #beautifulcuisines #marthabakes #imsomartha #cupcakeproject #heresmyfood #foodandwine #foodwinewomen #howisummer #seattle

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Turn a kind eye. 👁| It’s #bemorekindday in Seattle! I’m dropping pies around the city all day and through the weekend, and finding other small ways to share kindness. Whether you’re local or elsewhere, let’s be intentionally good to each other in whatever ways we can. We all need it. 💛| Peaches and cream tart to ease us out of summer and into fall. 🍑 . . . . . . . . . . #lokokitchen #peaches #cinnamon #cream #shortbread #tart #bemorekindday #seattle #emeraldcity #pacificnorthbest #friyay #pie #piedrop #piedelivery #smallactsofkindness #f52grams #heresmyfood #beautifulcuisines #abmlifeissweet #foodwinewomen #marthabakes #imsomartha #buzzfeast #onmytable #bakeandshare #gloobyfood #baketheworldabetterplace

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Happy as a cran. 🐚 I I spent the weekend blissfully soaking up all the sunshine in my hometown. Returning to chillier temps is bringing on major emoceans and much sand-wringing. Monday mourning is not just a figure of beach. 🏝I Channeled the lovely @julie_jonesuk for my contribution to the #yesyoucranberry party buzzing around the internet today. Cranberry curd tart with golden kiwis scales. 🥝 . . . . . . . . . . #lokokitchen #cranberry #curd #goldenkiwi #tart #tartart #scales #sandiego #sunshine #tacos #beach #ocean #sand #sun #surf #happyasaclam #figureofspeech #f52grams #onmytable #huffposttaste #thekitchn #foodandwine #buzzfeast #amazonkitchen #marthabakes #imsomartha #california

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