CREATING a perfect pumpkin for a Halloween display is a piece of cake for activities co-ordinator Tina Isaac.

Tina works at the Sunrise of Mobberley care home, and baked an 'amazing' cake which she brilliantly sculpted into the shape and colour of a pumpkin.

The pumpkin cake is the centrepiece of a colourful display in the home’s reception bistro area, which has a backdrop of Cinderella’s pumpkin coach.

The display was created by Tina with the help of the home’s residents, who made the floral decorations.

“I make cakes just as a hobby, and am self-taught,” said Tina, who has worked at the home since March.

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“It took several hours to make it; making it one day, freezing it so it’s hard and I can sculpt it, and then I put the icing on.

“I make cakes for people for birthdays for family and friends, but since lockdown I’ve not been able to do anything, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to have a go.

“I find making cakes very stress-relieving, and our talented residents at the home did the flowers, which are beautiful.”

The home is holding a pumpkin competition, and unfortunately Tina’s superb pumpkin cake can only be admired but not eaten because of hygiene regulations.

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Dawn Williams, director of community relations at the home, said: "We still can’t get over how amazing Tina's cake is; the residents absolutely love it, it’s made their day."

In the pumpkin competition the staff winner was Ashton Spillane, and the residents prize went to Dorothy.Knutsford Guardian:

Ashton Spillane with his winning pumpkin

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Dorothy's winning pumpkin

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Pumpkin entries