Skip to main content

Search our website

Redwalls Wins Christmas Cake Competition

redwalls cake competition win 1

The staff and residents of a Cheshire care home have been inspired by their chocolate box surroundings to make an award-winning Christmas cake. The cake depicts a wintry scene at Redwalls Nursing Home, in Sandiway, with carefully crafted and painted model figures representing a festive choir of staff and residents.

Head chef Sharon Johnson, 50, who once cooked for President Barack Obama during her time running a restaurant in Washington, said: “The inspiration for the cake came when we were all chatting to one of our residents, Elaine Hall, in her room. “She does crafts as a hobby and she told us her daughter Lesley is a keen cake decorator. She said, ‘you bake it and we will decorate it’.” Ms Johnson modestly said she “did the easy bit” in baking a cake that includes both sponge and a traditional Christmas cake layer. “Other residents joined Elaine and her daughter in making the fondant icing models,” she said.

The home’s creation was the winner in a Christmas cake competition organised by Kingsley Healthcare, which runs 30 homes across the country, including five in Cheshire. Ms Johnson said: “We are looking forward to cutting the cake on Christmas Day.” Redwalls manager Sarah Lyons said: “It has been a great team effort. We love to involve residents and their families in everything we do.”

Caption: Manager Sarah Lyons, left, with head chef Sharon Johnson

You may also like

See all


448090066 858548246083921 2157721917475392167 n
Visitors enjoy D-Day garden party at Brooke House

Care Home news


kingsley healthcare won top national award healthinvestor awards 2024
Kingsley Healthcare wins top national care award

Care Home news


DSC 0184
Brooke House care home residents' sponsored walk supports cancer appeal

Care Home news

Some of the accreditations and awards we’re really proud of:

  • We are a Living Wage Employer
  • Regulated by Care Quality Commission
  • chuk 2023 v3
  • Enabling Research in Care Homes
  • Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2019 Winner
  • napa logo gs