Residents at Country Court care and nursing homes in Spalding 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.
At St John’s Care Home residents prepared for their party by making heart placemats in their craft session. They also helped to prepare for their Valentine’s tea party by making biscuits, they mixed the dough and cut out the biscuits using heart-shaped cutters. They decorated the café in their home, making a lovely, themed display for visitors to enjoy. At Ashwood Care & Nursing Home residents discussed their top tips for a long marriage or relationship, they shared their advice on their Facebook page.
At Fenchurch House Care Home in Spalding Common, Chef Manager Nuryani Deans prepared spectacular versions of the three cakes and residents had a wonderful Valentine-themed party. “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 Nike Ajewole, Home Manager at Fenchurch House. “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”.