Kerry Vincent

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Kerry Vincent
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Vincent in 2011
Kerry Flynn

(1945-06-01)1 June 1945
Died2 January 2021(2021-01-02) (aged 75)
OccupationAuthor, cake designer, Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show director
Known forJudge on Food Network Challenge, Last Cake Standing, The Best Thing I Ever Ate

Kerry Vincent (née Flynn; 1 June 1945 – 2 January 2021) was an Australian television personality and baker. She was a judge on several Food Network shows, as well the co-founder of the annual Oklahoma Sugar Art Show.[1]


Vincent was a specialist cake designer. She wrote the book Romantic Wedding Cakes which was published by Merehurst Press in 2002.[1] She was inducted into the International Cake Exploration Societé (ICES) Sugarcraft Hall of Fame in Washington, D.C. in 2004.[2]

Vincent regularly appeared as one of the judges on the reality series Food Network Challenge on the Food Network Cable television network.[3] She was also the show host for four one-hour specials for the Food Network, highlighting the skill of winning contestants in the Grand National Wedding Cake Competition.[citation needed]

Vincent has taught at the El Atelier Del Azucar Bakery School in Santa Rosa District, Lima Province, Peru.[4] In May 2004, she taught at the Macomb Culinary Institute in Warren, Michigan part of the Macomb Community College.[5]

After the Wedding Style Director of Brides magazine was a guest judge at the Oklahoma Sugar Art Show, Vincent was selected for a special feature in the March–April 2008 issue of the magazine entitled "America's 50 Most Beautiful Cakes."[6][7]

In 2013, Vincent was a judge in The Great Australian Bake Off, a reality television baking competition.[8]

In 2014, Kerry Vincent hosted nine episodes of a show on the Food Network called Save My Bakery, in which she helped out struggling bakeries.[9][10]

Vincent died from an undisclosed illness on 2 January 2021, at age 75.[11][12]


Romantic Wedding and Celebration Cakes (2001)[13]


  1. ^ a b "Sugar Artists test their talents in Oklahoma competition". Vanilla Vine Newsletter. Nielsen-Massey Vanillas (3). 2002. Archived from the original on 3 March 2008. Retrieved 1 March 2008.
  2. ^ "Kerry Vincent". Food Network. Archived from the original on 24 July 2010. Retrieved 26 July 2010.
  3. ^ "Food Network Challenge - Episode CC0404". Food Network. 2 February 2008. Archived from the original on 21 February 2008. Retrieved 1 March 2008.
  4. ^ "Rosa Viacava - Pioneering in Modern Sugarcraft Art". Rosa Viacava. Retrieved 1 March 2008.
  5. ^ "Rosa Viacava - Pioneering in Modern Sugarcraft Art" (PDF). Rosa Viacava. Retrieved 1 March 2008.[dead link]
  6. ^ Mikles, Natalie (20 February 2008). "Icing the competition". Tulsa World. Retrieved 1 March 2008.
  7. ^ "Wedding Cakes: America's Favorite Cakes". Brides magazine. 2008. Archived from the original on 10 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-01.
  8. ^ Archived from the original on 30 January 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2012. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ Matt. "Food Network Gossip: Save My Bakery - New Food Network Series". Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  10. ^ Parrish, Ashley (15 November 2008). "Oklahoma 100: Sugar Arts Show". Tulsa World. Retrieved 1 March 2008.
  11. ^ Shafer, Ellise (3 January 2021). "Kerry Vincent, Food Network Judge and Host, Dies at 75". Variety. Retrieved 3 January 2021.
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  13. ^ McMillian, Grace. "Kerry Vincent".

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