Lauren Tran spreads whipped cream frosting on her signature pandan chiffon cake made with coconut mousse at The Pastry Project in Pioneer Square. (Amanda Snyder / The Seattle Times)
Lauren Tran spreads whipped cream frosting on her signature pandan chiffon cake made with coconut mousse at The Pastry Project in Pioneer Square. (Amanda Snyder / The Seattle Times)
Food & Drink

This pastry chef is selling out at every pop-up she hosts in Seattle

Lauren Tran grew up in Federal Way and went to the UW. The original plan was to go to medical school. But her true passion — creating Vietnamese sweets — beckoned. And now, the homegrown chef who has worked at Momofuku Ko and Gramercy Tavern is selling out at every pop-up she hosts in Seattle.

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