Activity ideas: Making cupcakes

Some ideas to involve people with dementia in Cupcake Day.

You don’t need the skills of a Great British Bake Off winner to take part in Cupcake Day on 13 June 2019.

It can be an excellent way for a person with dementia to get involved in making and decorating cakes, even as the condition progresses.

People with years of baking behind them could revel in the chance to share their expertise. Others may have rarely been near an oven, but might enjoy trying something different.

Even if a person isn’t able to take part in the whole process, doing particular stages could be fun, whether on their own or with someone’s support.

Cupcakes for Cupcake Day

Icing and cake aren’t the healthiest everyday foods, but they make a good occasional treat. If someone needs to take greater care with what they eat, you can also find healthier recipes online, including for low fat or low sugar cupcakes.

Cupcakes are versatile – you can flavour and colour the cake and the icing, and decorate them with all sorts of toppings. Choose these by taste and texture, or to suit a theme, such as favourite animals, travel destinations or even films. 

Making an event out of eating cupcakes, with room or table decorations and even games, could also be enjoyable – see our Cupcake Day ideas for inspiration!

Dementia together magazine: Apr/May 19

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