Renowned cake designer and Food Network superstar Kerry Vincent has passed away from an undisclosed illness at the age of 75. She is also the co-founder of the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show. The announcement about her passing was issued on their official Facebook page. An explicit cause of death was not provided but the post mentioned that she had been suffering from an illness and she was not looking to make it public.
The statement said:
“It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing of Kerry Vincent earlier this evening. Being a very private person when it came to all things not cake, she did not want to put her illness out there to the public. Unfortunately, her fight has come to an end but she will no longer have any pain. She will be sorely missed by all who she has touched through the Sugar Arts as will as personally. There will be no services per her request. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.”
Vincent was originally from Wyalkatchem in Western Australia, but she had settled in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her husband, Doug. He survives her and she is going to be sorely missed by all. She had worn a number of hats over the course of her illustrious career. Vincent was a television personality, a baker, and a cake decorator, among other things.
The highly decorated sugar artist was dubbed “Queen of Cakes,” for good reason. Anyone who has spent any time admiring her work will definitely agree. In addition to her other accomplishments, she was also the founder of the Grand National Wedding Cake Competition. Her television credits are also numerous.
Vincent was a judge on The Great Australian Bake Off and she also served as a judge for the Food Network Challenge. In 2014, she hosted Save My Bakery. Her tireless work even led to multiple Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremonies over the past few decades. 16 years ago, she was inducted into the International Cake Exploration Societé Hall of Fame. 6 short years later, she was then added to the Dessert Professional Hall of Fame.
Her passing comes as a major shock to those who have been marveling at her works, but her amazing talents will forever live on in our memories. Vincent touched the lives of everyone she came across and we are fortunate to have been graced with her work. Rest in peace, Kerry.SKM: below-content placeholder