19 December 2023
Care homes compete in Christmas cake competition
Every year we host a Christmas cake competition. It’s an opportunity for colleagues and residents alike to get into the festive spirit and work together to make some tasty treats.
All the entries required a final cake and instructions on how the cake was made. Judges then scored the cake on several criteria, including decoration, originality, and taste.
Every cake that entered receives a certificate, and the first, second, and third place regional final winners in each category receive a trophy as well.
Larchfield care home won the Christmas cake competition in the Leeds region, with Beech Hall and Oak Tree Lodge coming in second and third place.
Ruth Lee, a resident at Larchfield care home, was overjoyed at winning the competition, saying:
I’m a big fan of Christmas cake decorating and making so I was really excited when I heard there was a Christmas cake competition. I never thought we’d win though, it’s absolutely brilliant!
I’ve always enjoyed decorating cakes, almost as much as I enjoy eating them! I really enjoy the baking sessions at Anchor’s Larchfield, so it was a really nice way to get into the holiday spirit.