Warren Brown

Warren Brown
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Warren was a lawyer before he ever baked a cake. He abandoned that career and, with a credit card and belief in his business, he opened the first CakeLove bakery.



Warren Brown
Warren's Featured Recipe
Glazing Chocolate

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Warren Brown is the host of Sugar Rush on the Food Network and the owner of CakeLove bakeries and the Love Café in the Washington, D.C. area. After making a 1999 New Year’s resolution to learn to bake, he gave up his career as a lawyer to become a baker, he opened CakeLove in 2000. Although he had cooked since he was a boy, and practiced constantly over the years by sharing his creations with friends and family, baking was unfamiliar territory. Once he discovered it, he knew he had found his calling. 


Warren has been recognized in the national media, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, Dateline, Fox News Sunday, GQ, Inc Magazine's 26 Entrepreneurs We Love (March 2005), People, Reader's Digest, Southern Living, Black Enterprise, The American Lawyer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Washingtonian magazine, The Plain Dealer, What Should I Do With My Life? by Po Bronson and Baking From The Heart, published by Share Our Strength, and Best Of The Best Of, by Marc Silverstein.


Warren lives in the Washington, D.C. area.


Latest Recipes

“LCD” Vanilla Pound Cake

This cake is my mom’s favorite. Once I showed up to visit without anything from the bakery and she said, “Where’s the cake?” Now it’s a s...

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Fruit Glazes

Putting a glaze on a cake elevates it to something irresistible. It makes the presentation extra special and even helps to preserve the f...

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Glazing Chocolate

This thin version of ganache provides a dark, smooth glaze that races all the way down any Bundt, pound cake, or Crunchy Feet for a pleas...

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Apricot Preserve Glaze

This is the standard fruit preserve glaze for a Bundt cake. It works well because of the neutral color and mild sweet flavor of the strai...

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Chocolate Butter Cake

Chocolate cakes that look super dark but have a disappointingly weak chocolate flavor drive me crazy—double that when they leave me with ...

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Coconut Buttercream

This is the creamiest, dreamiest, most sensational buttercream I’ve ever made—it was the first I’d ever created. I remember sheepishly br...

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Mr. Banana Legs

When a close friend asked for a cake with banana as the featured ingredient, I was stumped. I find banana a little tough to work with. I...

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Make heads turn and knees buckle with this incredibly simple finishing touch of chocolate blended with heavy cream. Not all bittersweet c...

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Sugar Syrup

I don’t like using a simple syrup, a one-to-one ratio of sugar to water, because it’s too thin. Whether it’s used for brushing onto cake ...

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Basic Whipped Cream

This topping will work as an accompaniment to nearly any cake if you want to skip making a buttercream. It’s never wrong to serve dessert...

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Seven-Minute Meringue Frosting

This classic frosting is easy enough to make without a recipe and comes together in just a few minutes. Use equal weights of egg whites a...

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Italian Meringue Buttercream

This is the standard buttercream at CakeLove. It has a smooth texture, it’s easy to work with, and one recipe is enough for a three- or f...

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