12 Feb 2024

Tea and cake in Akaroa with founder of The Cake Room, Katey Thew-Thin

From Nine To Noon, 11:35 am on 12 February 2024
Katey Thew-Thin from The Cake Room in Akaroa

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If you've been in Akaroa recently, you may have stopped for tea and cake at The Cake Room. It's a beautiful old restored house, filled with even more beautiful cakes,  baked on site by the owner, Katey Thew-Thin. Katey grew up in New Zealand, but lived in Australia for long time - cheffing and catering in Melbourne, then moving to Queensland where she ran a business catering for numerous cafes, making all the cakes and slices as well as wedding cakes. Just over a year ago, she and her family moved back home and she opened The Cake Room in Akaroa. Black Doris Plum cake is a hot seller at the moment , as is Baklava cheese cake , and the recipe she'll share with us today, Orange Olive Oil Cake.