Vale: Kerry Vincent
The "Queen of Cakes", who judged on the first season of The Great Australian Bake Off, has died.
Australian-born “Queen of Cakes” Kerry Vincent, who judged on the first season of The Great Australian Bake Off, has died, aged 75.
She died on Saturday but the cause of death has not been disclosed.
The Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show said on social media, “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 well as personally.”
Born in Western Australia, with widespread roots in the Murchison, Mt Many Peaks and Perth regions, Vincent first started making cakes for local shearers. When she wasn’t baking she enjoyed part-time modelling in Perth and made the finals of the 1964 Miss Australia contest. She then travelled extensively throughout the world for a decade before settling down in Tulsa in 1984 with her husband, Doug. With more than 100 blue ribbons and Best of Show awards, she became a judge on Food Network Challenge, Last Cake Standing, founder of The Grand National Wedding Cake competition and host of Save My Bakery. “Kerry Vincent Day” is marked each October 6 in Tulsa for her service to the city.
In 2013 she was an outspoken judge on Nine’s The Great Australian Bake Off.