Residents from Selkirk House in Plymstock have spent weeks baking and decorating their Christmas cake for a regional competition.

Resident Barbara Orrett, 86, and Dot Griffiths, 95, worked with friends from Selkirk House care home on their cake which features intricate foliage, Christmas roses and piped icing work.

The competition held by Anchor trust every year attracts a number of entries from care homes across the region, including those made by residents at Selkirk House and others further up country.

Juliet Eynon Home Manager said she was so impressed when she saw the impressive design for the cake by the residents.

She said: “I know how hard the residents are working on the cake, it brings a real competitive atmosphere to the home every year.’

“Last year there was fierce competition with some really well decorated cakes including nativity scenes, the coca cola Christmas lorry, churches and crackers exploding. The designs that the residents choose are often really intricate and take weeks to put together. They always have a lot of fun decorating the cake and this is the sort of meaningful activity we promote at Selkirk House.

“In fact, we are already preparing for events on our winter programme of activities, including a Christmas party with friends and family, the Down Thomas Singers, a remembrance lunch and a tea party with Contact the Elderly’.

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