8th May, 2021

Great City Bake Off - Herald Lodge care home launches search to find 'Coventry Star Baker'

COVENTRY’S Herald Lodge Care Home on Canley Road is looking for local star bakers to come take part in a ‘showstopping’ competition.

Modelled on hit Channel 4 show The Great British Bake Off, staff and residents want people in the community to bring forward their cakes and pastries.

Residents are offering local people of all ages a chance to put on their pinnies and battle in a bid to be crowned the ‘Coventry Star Baker’.

The contest will begin in May and will comprise of several competitive rounds where the resident judges will be scoring points for design, creativity and, most importantly, taste.

In the first round, bakers should submit photographs of their bakes via social media which residents will use to judge the round’s star baker.

The finalists will then go on to create a showstopper bake, which will feature an all-important taste test, as bakers must send or drop off samples of their tasty treats to the resident judges.

Each baker must include their inspiration behind the bake to help with the overall judging.

Each week, residents will also be whisking up their own bakes following the theme of the competition, in the hopes to inspire the competitors to have fun and share their own top tips which will be shared on their official Facebook and Tik Tok accounts.

Resident, Yvonne North, said: “I absolutely love baking and. I am really looking forward to seeing all the wonderful entries and judging the bakes – not to mention taste testing.”

Herald Lodge home manager Angie Rose added: “So many of our residents love watching the Great British Bake Off on TV that we knew hosting our own contest would go down a treat!

“It has been lovely discussing each bake theme with our residents and then giving it a go ourselves – it actually brought back many memories of cakes and pastries our residents used to make for their friends and families which has been really wonderful to hear.”

Bakers must submit their name to enter the competition by the May 7, with the first round of bakes starting on the May 12.

Entries once complete, can be submitted to the official Herald Lodge care home Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/herald.lodge/.

For more on Herald Lodge, operated by Ideal Carehomes, can visit www.idealcarehomes.co.uk or call Angie on 02476 713655.

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