You have to think if a guy leaves behind a potentially lucrative career in law for the uncertain promise of a bakery, there’s some serious passion behind it. Fortunately for us, and for Warren Brown, there was also some serious skill.
 
Brown left his legal career to open CakeLove, a from-scratch bakery in the DC area that’s since exploded into six locations. (Based on how happy he seems in this video, we’re guessing he made the right call; no prosecutor’s ever looked that giddy in cross-examination.) With that success under his—surprisingly slim—belt, Brown went on to pen a couple cookbooks. His latest, CakeLove in the Morning, is a tribute to a life long love affair with brunch.