Episode 4: Kerry Vincent from the Oklahoma Sugar Art Show
When you think of the Tulsa State Fair, the first thing that comes to mind might be livestock exhibitions, fair rides, and more fried food than you can shake a stick at. But amid the 11-day maelstrom of food and fun are some unexpected gems. Did you know that the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show is considered to be one of the most influential cake events in the world? It was time for me to wake up and smell the fondant when I sat down with Kerry Vincent, the Queen of Cakes herself. Kerry is the founder and director of the show, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. And it turns out, her life story is just as fascinating and complicated as her sugary creations — which have earned her a place in the Sugar Art hall of fame not once, but twice. So how does a girl from the outback end up in Tulsa while becoming a sugar arts sensation?
The show is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30, starting at 10 a.m. daily. Give yourself plenty of time to peruse the cake creations on the floor, and to enjoy the presentations throughout the weekend from some of the world’s leading sugar artists. Visit oklahomasugarartists.com for a full schedule. Admission to the show and the demonstrations are free with fair admission.
You can follow the Queen of Cake on Twitter at @kerryvincentart.
Later in the episode, Jerry Wofford shares his favorite recent releases from local bands and artists.
Local music featured in this episode is Heavyweight by Levi Parham. Visit their website for more info.
Original theme and interstitial music for Tulsa Talks by The Earslips, recorded and mixed by Mike Gilliland at Auggy Reed Studios.
Tulsa Talks is produced by Langdon Publishing.