The Great Orchard Christmas Cake Off 2023!

20 December 2023 News

10 homes entered this year’s Orchard’s Christmas Cake Off competition, but there can only be one crowned winner.

Resident at Middleton Park Lodge Nursing Home

The homes were extra competitive this year! They got colleagues and residents involved to give them the best shot at winning the prize.

Cake made by Archers Court Care Home in Sunderland

Archers Court in Sunderland created a festive scene on top of their cake, including edible snowmen created by the residents, traditional nutcrackers and red bows.

               Cake made by Castleford Lodge Care HomeCake made by Castleford Lodge Care Home

Castleford Lodge care home in Wakefield shaped not one, but two cakes to look ultra realistic! One with piped green buttercream to resemble a Christmas tree with real working lights! And another in the shape of an igloo with Santa, a reindeer and a snowman.

Cake made by Chatsworth Lodge Care Home

Chatsworth Lodge in Chesterfield baked a traditional Christmas cake with an intricate sprinkle star and bell detailing.

Cake made by Eaton Court Nursing Home

Eaton Court in Grimsby also made a delicious traditional Christmas fruit cake with a festive red and gold belt trim and fondant characters on top of the cake, including Santa and frosty the snowman.

Cake by Green Park Nursing Home in Warrington

Green Park, Warrington’s entry included a 2 tier festive cake with string lights, Rudolf and other Christmas figurines.

Cake made by Middleton Park Lodge Nursing Home in Leeds

Middleton’s cake was a classic Christmas pudding cake with a white chocolate drip. The home jazzed it up with cranberries and an edible holly leaf.

Cake made by Paddock Stile Manor Dementia Care Home

Paddock Stile Manor based in Houghton-le-spring created a minty winter wonderland cake full of candy canes and silver chocolate coins.

Cake made by Nesfield Lodge Dementia Care Home

Nesfield’s cake was an adaptation of a traditional Christmas pudding. The decadent cake was covered with Maltesers balls and finished with a white chocolate drip on the top.

                  Christmas cake by Paisley Lodge in Leeds Christmas cake by Paisley Lodge in Leeds

Paisley Lodge also went all out and made not one, but 2 different Christmas tree cakes! One of the cakes even lights up!

We can all agree that all of the cakes look unbelievable and there is some serious talent at all of the homes! But there can only be one winner! Drumroll please…. This years winning trophy goes to LANGFIELD!

Winning Christmas Cake made by Langfield Care Home

Vivienne​​​​ Daly, Home Manager at Langfield said ‘The team will be over the moon to have won this year, they put so much effort and time into this beautiful creation and they deserve this. Huge congratulations to all homes- your cakes looked ace!’.