Persona Bake Off 2024

Posted on
27 March 2024

Thank you to all who entered the Persona Bake Off on Wednesday 27th March and thank you to The Elms for hosting it!

Our Bake Off this year was a little different... rather than hosting it at The Green Community Café, as we usually do, The Elms hosted it and did a wonderful job! We had a fabulous time and received some incredible Easter/Spring themed entries.

Everyone had a role to play as all were involved in tasting and judging the cakes. With score paddles ranging from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest), the results were close, but in the end our winner and runner-ups were revealed...

And the winner is...

Ageing in Place

Hannah Crompton, community connector for Ageing in Place, and Siggy, a resident of Moorside, baked a lemon sponge cake with a lemon curd filling, topped with mini delights. Nicely decorated with some edible flowers, mini eggs, dark chocolate bunnies and easter eggs, and some mini bunny figurines. 

Well done! You are the lucky winners of a Star Baker spoon and £25 towards your service's amenities fund.


And the runners up were...

The Elms Community Centre (left) & Elton Community Centre (right)

The Elms' cake was a fruitcake covered in marzipan and beautifully decorated as a chick surrounded by mini eggs and miniature chicks.

Elton's cake was a white bunny with a colourful bow tie, hiding a vanilla sponge with buttercream.


A massive congratulations is in order for everyone who entered the Bake Off as all the entries were impressive.


Grundy Hub's cake was inspired by their recent 50th birthday! A 1970's themed cake with disco balls, groovy dancers and peace signs.


Shared Lives had three incredible entries. Some delicious biscuits with different toppings (left) baked by Sarisa, who is supported by Bury Shared Lives.

A beautiful carrot cake (middle) baked by Janice Mills, shared lives support worker.

Some wonderful cupcakes with sprinkle toppings (right) baked by Macc, who is also supported by Bury Shared Lives.


Finally, Elmhurst's spectacular egg cake. Ribbed with mini eggs and marshmallow bunnies, the look was completed with creme eggs and an incredible floral light display.