Celebrity baker Mary Berry was the guest of honour as she visited the Buckingham House Care Home in Gerrards Cross on July 19.

The 84-year-old, who is best known for being the former judge of The Great British Bake Off, visited the Oxford Road venue to officially open the home’s brand-new second floor.

The floor, better known as the Chiltern Suite, is made up of six rooms which are specifically aimed at residents who can live somewhat independently but can still be offered the assistance from carers.

The day also had a raffle and a charity cake off where several cakes were auctioned off, with all the proceeds going to the Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

Speaking at the home, Ms Berry told the Bucks Free Press: “I have enjoyed the day very much.

“It’s a beautiful care home and I went on a tour to look at the rooms, the facilities were similar to what a five-star hotel would have.

“Everybody was smiling, and I spoke to all the residents, and I went to as many as I could, and they all seemed to enjoy living here.

“The residents can easily be visited by their friends and family and this could be a special place for them.”

When talking about the cakes, the national treasure said: “All the cakes on show were very impressive.

"The theme was gardening and the cakes by both the children and adults were lovely."

Hundreds of fans packed out the home to get a glimpse of Britain’s Queen of Baking where she gave a speech, gave prizes to those who won the cake off and expressed her gratitude for the Rennie Grove Hospice.

The hospice care for those who are currently suffering from life threatening illnesses and with the charity being solely reliant on fundraising, the organisation need £7.5m per year.

The auctioning of the cakes and the raffle saw roughly £850 get raised for the charity.

Paul Walsh, regional director for Buckingham House Care Home told the Bucks Free Press: “Today reflected what we do here as we have had a lot of support from the local community.

“Mary was an ideal person to come along as she has a good understanding of the residents we have living here and they all love cake so today was the perfect blend.

“We understand the needs of the residents but what is really important is the social aspect of their needs as we just want to help them in every way possible.”