“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,” the post read. “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. There will be no services per her request. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.”
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Vincent, who lived in Tulsa and founded the Grand National Wedding Cake Competition, was a judge on Food Network Challenge and hosted the network’s 2014 series Save My Bakery.