Alcester care home wins Easter cake competition - The Redditch Standard

Alcester care home wins Easter cake competition

Redditch Editorial 30th Mar, 2024   0

EXCITEMENT is running high at Cherry Trees home in Alcester where the talented hospitality team has been named the winners of the annual Barchester Easter Cake competition.

Each year hospitality teams from Barchester homes and hospitals up and down the country compete for the coveted Easter Cake of the Year title.

The competition is run by the central hospitality team and the bar is set very high.

Many of Barchester’s chefs are trained in patisserie and the Easter cake designs are very elaborate and highly technical.

Competition is fierce and only the very best recipes and designs will prevail.

The hospitality team at Cherry Trees put their heads together and donned their aprons to come up with the most amazing Easter cake decorated to perfection.

Their cake is designed as an Easter bunny eating his way through a carrot patch.

Debbie Osborne, general manager at Cherry Trees, said: “The team had such a brilliant time taking part in this competition, it has been such fun.

“Our staff love to bake and everyone here loves 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.

“The residents have loved eating all the previous versions until we came up with the perfect winning design.

“It really has been no hardship.”


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