Kerry Vincent, star of Food Network’s Save My Bakery and director of the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show, has passed away at the age of 75 following complications from an undisclosed illness.
The sad news was revealed in an announcement made on the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show Facebook page on Saturday, January 2:
Vincent was born in Australia but had been a resident of Oklahoma for a sizable portion of her later years. The accomplished baker was inducted into the International Cake Exploration Societé Hall of Fame in 2004, and then the Dessert Professional Hall of Fame in 2010. She was known as the “Queen of Cakes” for her invention of unique techniques in sugar craft, which include the Vincent Marquetry, a method used for fondant finish, and movement in stenciled or painted sugar flounces and skirting.
Vincent co-founded the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show and founded the Grand National Wedding Cake Competition. The event became a toast of the nation and helped bring a great deal of publicity to the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma where it took place. The city honored Vincent by making October 6 “Kerry Vincent Day”.
Vincent became well known to Food Network viewers for her role as host of Save My Bakery, as well as being a judge on Food Network Challenge. She was also a judge on The Great Australian Bake Off.
According to the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show’s Facebook post, there will be no public services per Vincent’s wishes.