Brooklands College students followed in the footsteps of Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry as they made up a panel of judges for a bake off at Sunrise Senior Living of Weybridge.

Budding chefs from the college’s hospitality and catering department cast their judgement on cakes made by residents, families and staff of the care home, with the winners awarded a range of prizes.

Alexa Ellis, 16, from Claygate, who was on the judging panel, said: “It was a fun event and I was amazed by the variety and quality of the cakes, they tasted really nice.”

The judging of sweet treats came during the middle of a week’s worth of events as part of the taste of Sunrise campaign.

Throughout the week, residents at the care home were also treated to cooking demonstrations, tapas and Spanish wine tasting and afternoon tea with a range of cupcakes, finger sandwiches and scones.

Will Burke, director of community relations at Sunrise of Weybridge, said: “We all had such a fantastic week.

“Each day we had something special going on; all of which were great opportunities to celebrate the taste of Sunrise and a chance to educate people about the need for a nutritious diet as you grow older.”