RESIDENTS at a Malvern care home were crowned the winners of an annual Christmas cake competition this festive season.
Elgar Court care home residents received the Christmas Cake of the Year title at the annual Barchester competition.
Each year residents from Barchester’s care homes and hospitals compete for the coveted prize.
The competition is run by the central hospitality team and the bar is set very high.
The residents at Elgar Court put their heads together and donned their aprons to come up with the most amazing Christmas cakes decorated to perfection.
Their fabulous cakes are designed as Christmas Baubles and consisted of delicious ingredients such as succulent fruit and of course, brandy encased in marzipan and icing and decorated with gold.
Sarah Cadwallader, general manager at Elgar Court said: “Our residents had such a brilliant time taking part in this competition, it has been such fun.
“Everyone here loves to bake and we all love cake so we were all very excited to take part. It has been a real collaborative process – refining the recipe and trying different versions of the design.
“We’ve all loved eating the previous versions until we came up with the perfect winning design! It really has been no hardship.”
Joan, a resident at Elgar Court commented: “I’ve been baking my whole life, I find it so satisfying when a cake turns out well and everyone enjoys it.
“Christmas cakes have always been a favourite thing of mine to make so when I heard about the competition, I couldn’t wait to get stuck in.
“I am so proud that we have won, it has made my Christmas.”