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Cake marvel Kerry Vincent answers the call of struggling bakery owners in new series 'Save My Bakery'

by jmaloni


Fri, Feb 7th 2014 07:00 am

Series premieres March 19 at 8 p.m. on the Food Network

Stale bakeries turn to expert Kerry Vincent to revive their sweets and their sales in new series "Save My Bakery," premiering Wednesday, March 19, at 8 p.m. on the Food Network.

Armed with years of baking experience and a no-nonsense approach, Kerry is on a mission to reinvigorate local bakeries, putting them back on their neighborhood's radar. In hopes of also mending the strained relationships behind the struggling establishments, she helps families heal and put the pieces of their failing business back together. From bolstering old doughnut recipes to improving employee morale, Kerry turns poor pastries into delectable desserts and outdated spaces into truly sweet spots.

"For generations, bakeries were the backbone of communities across America. 'Save My Bakery' takes on the challenge of rescuing these businesses and the families behind them," said Bob Tuschman, general manager and senior vice president at Food Network. "Kerry Vincent's deep expertise combined with her take-charge manner is just what these families need to get back on their feet."

In one episode, Viking Pastries, in Ardmore, Pa., is in need of Kerry's help. Once a thriving neighborhood hot spot, this bakery is now on the verge of closing its doors. The shop has grown as stale as its old recipes, and is in need of a younger clientele to sustain business. Kerry brings in a licensed contractor and guides the owners through a complete remodel of the storefront. She also gives the baked goods a facelift in hopes of bringing the bakery back to life.

In another episode, the owner of Schubert's Bakery in Nazareth, Pa., is working long hours with limited results, and it has taken a toll on his business and his passion for baking. Kerry puts a new spin on his classic Moravian sugar cake and keeps the peace among his staff as she teaches them how to properly operate the bakery.

Master sugar artist Kerry Vincent was inducted into the International Cake Exploration Societé Hall of Fame in 2004, and then the Dessert Professional Hall of Fame in 2010. She is the cofounder of the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show and founder of the Grand National Wedding Cake Competition. A skilled designer, Kerry has invented unique techniques in sugar-craft, which include the "Vincent Marquetry," and movement in stenciled or painted sugar flounces and skirting. Her signature cake recipes have been chosen as exceptional by Brides magazine in the first instance of the Top 50, and the Top 20 most beautiful cakes in America. Her cake design was also included in Brides invitational lineup for Cakewalk at Grand Central Station in New York. Kerry made her debut on Food Network as a judge on "Food Network Challenge." She is also a successful author, freelance writer, international presenter and wedding-cake-style adviser and designer.

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