Kerry Vincent Is A Class Act!

Decorating By __Jamie__ Updated 23 Feb 2009 , 10:37pm by jbart

__Jamie__ Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 8:53pm
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Yep, that's about it! She responded to a question I had, unfortunately it wasn't helpful because what I asked her, she didn't have enough time to devote to give me a solid answer. She was unnecessarily apologetic about not being able to help. How classy and gracious is that? icon_smile.gif

Just wanted to give her a kudos, because unfortunately, I see wayyyy too many threads bashing her after episodes of challenges air. Thanks for reading. Happy cake-ing! icon_lol.gif

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karateka Posted 5 Feb 2009 , 12:11am
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I thought she was awfully nice and quite personable at the OSSAS 2 yrs ago.

summernoelle Posted 5 Feb 2009 , 12:14am
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yeah, she has been pretty nice to me as well! Most people of her caliber don't have time to answer questions or respond to emails, but she also responds immediately! Very nice lady.

suz3 Posted 5 Feb 2009 , 12:17am
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I met her also and found her to be very helpful getting me registered for a cake event in Tulsa. She called me and emailed me with instructions. She also remembered me when we met. I think she is very much a perfectionist when it comes to cakes and that can come across as kinda scarey, I would think , if you were on the receiving end.

sweetjan Posted 5 Feb 2009 , 12:20am
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I've heard, too, that's she a genuinely warm and nice person and that the t.v. persona is not her at all. How cool that you all have met and corresponded with her!

BlakesCakes Posted 5 Feb 2009 , 7:12am
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I really like and admire Kerry for many reasons. She's a fantastic decorator and she has a lot of guts to run OSSAS on such a huge, international level. She's cool as a cucumber when under awful stress at times, but even then, she'll take the time to be encouraging and gentle when someone is having a problem.

I think a lot of people (often women) don't like her because she doesn't coddle anyone. She shoots straight from the hip, has strong opinions that she's not afraid to share, and lets you know when you've crossed the line. She's tough and sticks to standards and she can't abide whiners or those who she doesn't think are trying their hardest or doing their best.

People seem to think that she's ready to strike at the slightest provocation--and that couldn't be farther from the truth. She's a hardcore advocate for the sugar arts and she appreciates anyone trying to learn and improve.

You'll be glad you had time to spend with her. Wait until you see her again. She'll welcome you like an old friend!

Rae

forthwife Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 6:22pm
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I met her last night at the Let's Make Cake charity and fundraiser in Gainesville, FL. What a super cool person! It was an honor to meet her. She is very smart and straight forward. I'm a beginer and was surrounded by high level professionals. I felt totally out of place (however, I went to have fun and DID!). She told me the hardest part about being in a competition is getting the guts to go. If I can do that, the other stuff will come with time. Plus, how better to learn then surround youself with the best. It was great and so was she.

cake_o_rama Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 6:26pm
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Originally Posted by forthwife

I met her last night at the Let's Make Cake charity and fundraiser in Gainesville, FL. What a super cool person! It was an honor to meet her. She is very smart and straight forward. I'm a beginer and was surrounded by high level professionals. I felt totally out of place (however, I went to have fun and DID!). She told me the hardest part about being in a competition is getting the guts to go. If I can do that, the other stuff will come with time. Plus, how better to learn then surround youself with the best. It was great and so was she.




I'm so glad things went well last night. I really wanted to go, but I had to withdraw at the last second because my Dad passed away. I hope you all had a blast.

forthwife Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 6:28pm
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I'm so sorry to hear about your Father. Condolances.

It was a great event. It was actually super cool being a total newbie there because I had NOOOO pressure! Everyone was really nice and actually super supportive that I'd come.

kakeladi Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 6:42pm
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cake-o-rama said: ........my Dad passed away. .........

How sorry to hear of this. We always need our parents and when it is their time to leave us it does indeed hurt. May you always have fond memories of him.

sweetcheeks75 Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 6:45pm
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Originally Posted by forthwife

I met her last night at the Let's Make Cake charity and fundraiser in Gainesville, FL. What a super cool person! It was an honor to meet her. She is very smart and straight forward. I'm a beginer and was surrounded by high level professionals. I felt totally out of place (however, I went to have fun and DID!). She told me the hardest part about being in a competition is getting the guts to go. If I can do that, the other stuff will come with time. Plus, how better to learn then surround youself with the best. It was great and so was she.



I'm so glad things went well last night. I really wanted to go, but I had to withdraw at the last second because my Dad passed away. I hope you all had a blast.




Cake_o_rama,
Condolances on losing your father. Sending you a big ole Texas hug and prayer!!!

mommyle Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 7:01pm
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cake_o_rama,
my heart is with you. I wish you many smiles of fond memories.

janelwaters Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 7:01pm
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I met her last night as well - WOW!! I'm not going to say that I'm no longer scared of her - but she is just the nicest person!! Got my picture taken with her and that was worth all the stress of the competition!

Last night was my first time at a competition as well and I had just a great time!! Those cakes were AMAZING!!

Kerri Rocks!

nickshalfpint Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 7:14pm
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cake_o_rama.....I'm so sorry. I know there is nothing anyone can say right now to make you feel better, but I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Again, I am soooo sorry.

jbart Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 10:37pm
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Kerry is one of the sweetest people I have ever met. Every time I have talked to her she has been amazing.

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