Stale bakeries turn to expert Kerry Vincent to revive their sweets and their sales in new series Save My Bakery premiering Wednesday, March 19th at 8pm ET/PT on 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 radar. In hopes of also mending the strained relationships behind the struggling establishments, Kerry 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bolstering old doughnut recipes to improving employee morale, Kerry turns poor pastries into delectable desserts and outdated spaces into truly sweet spots.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, 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, Penn. 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 their old recipes, and they are in need of a younger clientele to sustain their business. Kerry brings in a licensed contractor and guides the owners through a complete remodel of the storefront. She also gives their baked goods a facelift in hopes of bringing the bakery back to life. In another episode, the owner of Schubert's Bakery in Nazareth, Penn., 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 their classic Moravian Sugar Cake and keeps the peace among the 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. Vincent is the cofounder of the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show and founder of the Grand National Wedding Cake Competition. A skilled designer, Vincent 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. Vincent 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 advisor and designer.
Save My Bakery is produced by Nancy Glass Productions (Source: Press release)
Ann's Bakery is the oldest and most famous cake shop in Tulsa, but its been downhill for the shop since a fire ravaged the kitchen and forced the bakery to close for over a year. In the face of slashed cake sales and debt, owner Sharon has handed the reins to her daughter Shannon, who has struggled to keep up with her workload and keep staff happy and paid. Kerry Vincent needs to bring this 75-year-old institution out of the past and into the future with fresh cake ideas and a renovation of epic proportions.