In an attempt to bring residents together to offer some ‘light relief’ the UK bakery brand launched a cake-making competition at the end of 2020, after a ‘turbulent year’ for the care home sector.
The judges were impressed with more than 70 entries from care homes across the UK. Scott Oakes commercial manager for Baker Street and Lynsey Highfield NPD technologist at Baker Street joined forces to review the entries.
Oakes said: “We honestly weren’t expecting so many fantastic entries. They made our job very difficult, but we’ve picked winners that really entered into the spirit of the competition and created some brilliant desserts from our sponge layers.
“The resident involvement in some of these entries was so heart-warming and just brought to life the real reason that we wanted to run this competition. Care homes had a terrible year and to see photos of residents coming together with staff to make something as a team, was just fantastic.”
Second place was awarded to Pen Y Bont Care Home in Abertillery, Gwent, who impressed the judges with an Easter creation and were awarded £500 for the facility.
Third place was jointly shared by Hazelgrove Court Nursing Home in Saltburn-by-the-Sea for their Seaside Delight design and Castlebar Care Home in London.
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