Who was Sylvia Weinstock's husband? Queen of luxe wedding cakes dead at 91

One of the world's most in-demand cake makers whose clients include Mariah Carey, Billy Joe, Sofia Vergara and Ivanka Trump amongst others died at 91


                            Who was Sylvia Weinstock's husband? Queen of luxe wedding cakes dead at 91
Sylvia Weinstock with her husband Benjamin (Facebook/sylviaweinstock)

Sylvia Weinstock known as "Queen of Cakes" among her peers and foodies across the world died on Monday, November 22 aged 91. A representative for the star baker who was immensely skilled at making complex, lavish and beautiful cakes released a statement for PEOPLE magazine. The rep said Brooklyn-born Weinstock whose clientele included Mariah Carey, Billy Joel, Sofia Vergara, and Ivanka Trump amongst others died "peacefully in her home in Tribeca, surrounded by her loving family." Weinstock is survived by her three daughters - Ellen Weldon, Amy Slavin, and Janet Weinstock Isa and sons-in-law Keith Weldon, and Barton Slavin alongside six grandchildren. 

Speaking of culinary geniuses who died this year, 'Top Chef' judge Mark Peel died at his Los Angeles home on June 20. Sources close to him revealed he had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer nine days before he died. 'Top Chef Masters' winner Floyd Cardoz who died last year of coronavirus complications left host Padma Lakshmi devastated. "@floydcardoz made us all so proud. Nobody who lived in NY in the early aughts could forget how delicious and packed Tabla always was. He had an impish smile, an innate need to make those around him happy, and a delicious touch. This is a huge loss," she tweeted and continued: "not only for the professional food world but for Indians everywhere. My heart goes out to his wife Barkha and their whole family. RIP Floyd."

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Who was Sylvia Weinstock's husband?

Luxe wedding cake expert Sylvia Weinstock was married to Benjamin. The couple celebrated 69 years of marital bliss in February 2018 and Ben died three months later aged 93 of natural causes at home surrounded by his daughters, grandchildren, and Sylvia. A FashionWeekDaily report states the couple met when they were 17 at Far Rockaway Beach during the Fourth of July celebrations. Sylvia was asking people to  join her for a swim and while no one from her group volunteered, Ben did and asked "would you like to go out one night" later. "Of course, I said yes!" Sylvia said. 

Ben was present for the interview too. Speaking on his thoughts on the yellow bikini Weinstock was wearing when they first met, he said, "She was appetizing! And I enjoyed being with her. Sylvia was the youngest; she was shy." He added, "But the next evening, we got together at her Cousin Ruth’s house. Sylvia and I curled up under the front of an upright piano. That was our first kiss." The couple didn't have an elaborate engagement. Sylvia was 19 when she went to Ben's parents' house along with her parents. "He took me aside and gave me a small diamond ring, which I thought was the cat’s meow! We were engaged in November 1948 and married in February 1949," she said. The two married at The Jewish Theological Seminary in Manhattan. The two were still pursuing an education when they got married. "We were married on a Friday and were back at school on Monday. That was the honeymoon," Sylvia said before Ben added, "We went to Washington, D.C. for two days. Then came back to enroll for our next semester."

Sylvia Weinstock with her husband Benjamin (Facebook/sylviaweinstock)
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