Residents at Country Court care and nursing homes in Lincoln enjoyed Valentine’s parties complete with delicious cakes, music and dancing. Chefs in the homes were tasked with baking three cakes for residents to sample and they voted for their favourite. The three cakes chosen for the ‘Baked with Love’ competition were a Chocolate and orange cake, Prosecco cake and Biscoff cake. Chefs in the care homes could interpret the recipes as they wished and create their own decorations. The cakes all had the ‘wow’ factor, and everyone was keen to tuck in and give their opinion on the tastiest.
Chef Manager Noel Claveria prepared spectacular versions of the three cakes. At Eccleshare Court Care & Nursing Home residents were entertained by local singer Emma and enjoyed a lively party in their pub, the Letters Inn. At Ruckland Court Care Home residents were joined by Stan and Shirley from the Royal British Legion who held a Valentine service and spoke to residents about the loved ones in their lives. At Neale Court Care Home in North Hykeham Chef Gary also created his own versions of the cakes which were very popular with the residents.
“We chose three very different cakes for our Chefs to prepare.” Explained Senior Catering Operations Support Manager Ian Powell. “We wanted to give the residents the opportunity to try something a little bit different from the standard Victoria sponge. We got some terrific feedback, and the cakes truly were stunning.”
“Discussing our favourite cakes was a great conversation starter.” Commented Lisa Dent, Home Manager at Eccleshare Court and Swanholme Court Care Homes. “We discovered everyone loves to talk about cake! We spent time asking each of our residents about their favourite cakes, it was a great way to get to know people who have recently come to live with us. We had fun chatting about our childhood memories of baking and deciding which cakes we’d like to have at our party”.
To find out more about life at Ruckland Court Care Home contact Home Manager Adam Atkin on 01522 530217, or to find out about Neale Court Care Home in North Hykeham contact Home Manager Katie Pickering on 01522 682201.