LAUREN BOHL WHITE, A WHITE CAKE
DO YOU HAVE A SINGLE FAVORITE CAKE THAT YOU HAVE CREATED TO DATE OR IS THAT CLASSIFIED INFORMATION?
I would have to say the Honeycomb cake we did for the NY Magazine Spring/Summer ’12 issue, it was to use the “ombre” theme and create a cake. It’s a very graphic and modern cake but had really soft and beautiful groupings of white and yellow flowers. My husband jokes that it’s a blend of my interior design/architecture background and cake design…he thinks the hexagon pattern looks like floor tile.
WHAT IS THE BEST BUSINESS ADVICE YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN AND WHAT IS THE BEST BAKING ADVICE YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN?
The best business advice I was given when I first started in interiors and architecture is that everything you send out the door and every conversation you have is a representation of your company/brand, meaning stop and review and pay attention to the details. The best baking advice I’ve been given is when you are starting out, say yes to everything you can and then work your tail off. Nothing wins the heart of a client more than being able to take on a last minute order for them in an emergency.
IF YOU COULD BAKE A CAKE FOR ANYONE — IN PRESENT DAY OR THROUGHOUT HISTORY, REAL LIFE OR FICTIONAL — WHO WOULD IT BE, FOR WHAT OCCASION AND WHAT TYPE OF CAKE?
It would be for Forrest Church, who sadly passed away the fall of 2009. I only knew him through being a member of his congregation at All Souls and through his books. The occasion would be a long lunch to chat, share ideas and thank him for his inspiration and courage. It would be the dark chocolate cake with the triberry compote filling served with a bit of vanilla ice cream and a great cup of coffee. In the mantra of Forrest, do what you can, want what you have and be who you are.
Having a dance party with my twin nieces.
COMB OR BRUSH?
Neither. The curse of having very curly hair as a child made me dislike brushes and combs.
DO YOU LIKE YOUR NAME?
Yes. My last name is fairly unique and there weren’t too many Lauren’s. I’m getting used to the new addition to my last name…White.
FINISH THIS SENTENCE: MY AGE IS…………….32.
WHAT’S FOR DINNER TONIGHT?
Appetizers, we’re heading to a friend’s “Stock the Office” party for his newly launched interior design firm, hopefully there might be a late dinner afterwards!
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