Jenna Reid has loved to bake since she was a child and headed into the kitchen with her two nannas.
Now 30, the Cootamundra woman has turned her love of baking into a business venture and opened The Coota Stop coffee shop.
Despite only being open for a couple of weeks, the cafe always appears to have a signature dish – Ms Reid’s carrot cake.
The recipe actually came from Ms Reid’s grandmother and the dish is proving so popular, she is making – and selling out of – at least two carrot cakes every day.
Opening her own cafe has long been a dream for Ms Reid, so she was thrilled when the opportunity to take over the business site in the Cootamundra railway station came up.
She makes all the coffee shop’s menu items herself and has even recruited her dad Trevor as a helper.
“He’s gone out and bought himself a uniform and everything,” Ms Reid said.
“But I have wanted to do this for so long. I am determined to make it a success.
“We’ve been really busy, but it’s worth it.
“I feel so blessed to have this opportunity.”
The Coota Stop is open seven days a week.