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Care Home Crowned Chocolate Cake Champion

Barrogil House Care Home in Fife celebrated victory in a culinary competition to make the best chocolate cake.

Residents created a magnificent old book which they decorated with all the landmarks they associate with Kirkcaldy, including Ravenscraig Castle and the Dysart coat of arms.

Barrogil House is part of the Holmes Care Group, which operates twenty-two homes across Scotland. The competition was open for all the care homes to enter and attracted strong entries all around.

‘The local area’ was chosen as the theme to encourage residents to reminisce about the place where they live. Entries were then assessed based on the level of participation residents had in making and decorating the cake.

Barrogil House pipped Auchertool’s Camilla House, who made a buffalo masterpiece, to the top prize. Although as the standards were so high both homes have been invited to an evening meal at Christies Scottish Tapas in Dunfermline, whose managing director judged the contest.

The Holmes Care Group regularly arranges competitions as part of their mission to provide outstanding care and support to the elderly. Activities provide residents with independence and enable them to live happy and healthy lives.

Iwona Sobczak, Manager of Barrogil House, said:
“The residents loved sharing their memories of Kirkcaldy and had great fun making the cake. It tasted delicious as well!”

Yvonne Manson, Head of Dementia and Lifestyle Enhancement at Holmes Care, said:

“All the cakes were brilliant and picking a winner was so difficult. Everyone should be incredibly proud of their efforts. I’m already excited to see next year’s entries!”