Swanton’s Bake Off week inspired one keen cake-maker to produce a truly spectacular sweet treat for everyone at his service to enjoy.
Mark Lewis, who lives at Maesteilo Mansions, loves making cakes and often chooses to take part in baking activities.
However, he’s only recently been able to get back in the kitchen after suffering from a debilitating toothache that required surgery.
So, when Swanton challenged the people they support across all their services to bake, a newly-recovered Mark was thrilled to take part.
With support from Maestelio’s Day Centre Manager Karen Jeffreys, Mark made a rich chocolate cake topped with delicious fresh fruits that looked and tasted amazing.
Service Manager Kuba Nowak said it meant a lot to Mark to be able to do something he loves and participate in a service-wide theme.
Kuba said: “Mark’s cake was absolutely delicious, and it looked amazing.
“It’s incredible to see how well he’s doing after going through the pain of his dental issues and being too poorly to take part in anything.
“Now, Mark is back to his old self and having a wonderful time, especially when he gets the chance to bake cakes.
“His Swanton Bake Off creation was judged a winner by all of us, and I think even Paul Hollywood would agree!”
Over at Dan Y Graig, Jenny Griffiths also enjoyed taking part in the Swanton Bake Off.
Jenny, who loves making cakes and often asks to bake, made chocolate cupcakes and a sponge as she got in on the action.
Staff supported Jenny with a few verbal cues and a couple of hands-on moments, particularly when using the oven. But they were very proud of how much Jenny did herself.
Deputy Manager Kayleigh Evans said that Jenny’s enthusiasm was inspiring.
Kayleigh said: “Jenny’s cakes were brilliant – she did so well to do all this baking with only a bit of help.
“It’s lovely when the people will support find activities they genuinely love to do. Everyone here is delighted that Jenny loves baking because that means we all get to enjoy cake!”