August 14, 2019
Written by Rachel Bailey
Clients from our 5-star aged care community in Carnegie, enjoyed a cake decorating class led by lifestyle coordinator, Lou.
The group of mostly ladies, spent the morning chatting, as they baked, iced and decorated their own cupcakes.
While decorating the cupcakes, a few of the ladies reminisced about how they reminded them of their birthday cakes as children. This led to a lively conversation about their favourite birthday memories, and the best tasting, and best decorated cakes that they had ever seen.
One lady mentioned a football themed cake, she had seen, that was bright green and had pipe cleaners sticking out of it, to represent goal posts. Two other ladies discussed how their favourite cake design, was the one where the Barbie doll stood in the middle and the cake surrounded her, representing her dress.
“I believe that they even used to make those Barbie cakes, as ice-cream cakes as well!” One lady exclaimed, before the other licked her lips, at the thought of the delicious ice-cream cake.
The ladies then had the pleasure of eating their creations for morning tea. What wonderful memories were created and shared between the group in their baker’s club.
Rachel Bailey is the Community Marketing Officer for Victoria. Rachel has been with Arcare since February 2018, when she started in the role of Relationship Coordinator. Rachel has previously worked in a wide range of roles that equipped her for her responsibilities as Arcare's Community Marketing Officer for Victoria. Rachel has previously held marketing roles and administration roles in a range of industries, earning a range of valuable communications skills that she brings to her role today. Rachel attended Lyndhurst Secondary College in Cranbourne, Victoria, graduating with her Victorian Certificate of Education in 2014. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Communication and Media Studies & Public Relations in 2017. Rachel is passionate about her work and believes that strong communication strategies are the key to creating a closer connection between residents in aged care communities and the wider community. Rachel is a firm believer in regular communications to help friends and family keep updated on the lives of their loved ones who are enjoying life in Arcare residences.