Cake pioneer and food network outstanding Kerry Vincent died on January 2nd at the age of 75.
According to a Facebook post by the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show, a nonprofit that Kerry co-founded, the dessert specialist passed away after an unspecified illness.
“It is with great sadness that I have to report tonight about the death of Kerry Vincent,” the article said. “As a very private person, when it came to anything that wasn’t cake, she didn’t want to make her illness available to the public. Unfortunately, her struggle has ended but she won’t be in pain anymore. She will be sorely missed by everyone who she has touched through the Sugar Arts as [well] so personal. “
The organization added, “There will be no services for your request. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.”
Kerry was a judge on the Food Network Challenge and hosted the Food Network’s 2014 Save My Bakery series. She was also a judge on the Australian series The Great Australian Bake Off and founded the Grand National Wedding Cake competition, which was broadcast multiple times on the Food Network.