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Victorious Marie Celebrates Centenary With Remembrance Cake

Marie Hopkins, 76, from Kiwi House has been back in the kitchen, helping to create a Remembrance themed cake which has won Adept’s baking competition.

“It’s lovely giving something back after all those soldiers went to war. Our special poppy cake has brought everyone here together. Winning is just an added bonus!” said Marie who, together with fellow bakers at Kiwi House Care Home, Derby, created a sensational three tier cake with cascading poppy cupcakes, to mark the centenary celebrations of the end of WW1.

Seven care homes across the Midlands took part in the Adept Care Homes Bake Off Challenge, now in its second year, which coincided with the popular TV show. Each team of resident bakers submitted images of their ‘showstopper’ for a public vote on Facebook. Thousands of people voted but the clear winners were Kiwi House.

Jenny Oughton, Kiwi House resident (81), commented: “It was quite a challenge, the cake was quite tall and heavy…so we needed to eat it straight away!” and Joyce Douglas (85) added: “It is amazing that I can be involved in baking again. I have loved this competition and I’m pleased the public chose our cake to win.”

Kiwi House Manager, Dave Godrich said: “Our cake is so special because the theme means so much to our residents and we will of course be helping them and their relatives to remember the fallen. The cake our residents created was truly amazing and it proves anything is possible, whether you live at home or in a care home. I’m very proud of everyone involved.”