14 November 2019
Greenacres care home residents compete against age UK and ambulance drivers in bake off competition
Residents from a care home in Banstead will be competing against ambulance drivers and members of Age Concern in a bake off competition on Friday 22 November.
Residents from Anchor’s Greenacres care home will be competing against teams from their neighbours in The Horseshoe to decorate a Victoria sponge cake within one hour.
Sue Cook, from Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group, will judge the designs and name the winning team. The cakes will then be served to the residents and other guests attending the event being held in the care home.
The residents, who enjoy regular baking sessions as part of the care home’s programme of daily activities, said they were looking forward to the competition.
Christine Day, 71, has lived at Greenacres for two years, said: “I enjoy baking because I love eating cakes after all the hard work. I used to make cakes for my husband and daughter. I’ve been excited and a bit nervous about taking part in the competition. I like to be around people so thoroughly enjoy being in the middle of the action. The secret to the perfect Victoria sponge cake is a good base made from creamed butter and eggs.”
Greenacres Manager Leigh Arney said: “The bake off is a fun way residents can continue a hobby they would have done when they were living in their own homes. Many of the residents would have made and decorated cakes for their families so our regular baking sessions are a lovely opportunity for the residents to exchange recipe ideas as well as talk about the fun times they had cooking when they were younger. The baking sessions are part of our packed programme of activities which help keep the residents stimulated both mentally and physically.”
For more information on Anchor’s Greenacres, contact 0800 731 2020 or visit their website here.