As if being an attorney, baker, and Food Network personality aren't enough, the ever-resourceful Warren Brown is adding a new job title to his resume—published author— when his cookbook, CakeLove: How to Bake Cakes from Scratch, hits the stores this month. "I liked the idea of sharing what I learned," says Brown, 37, who recently opened a CakeLove in Canton (2500 Boston Street, 410-522-1825). "I thought it was an interesting, fun step in the process of being a bakery owner." Brown, who now has four bakeries, one cafe, and more on the way, says he hopes the 225-page book with 85 recipes will help home bakers through some of the trials and errors he experienced when he was teaching himself to bake. His favorite cake is New German chocolate (or NGC as he calls it). "I have a bond with NGC," says Brown, with a laugh. "As much as I can, I stuff it into my face."
Bakery owner Warren Brown whips up a new cookbook.
Issue date: April, 2008