About KTea’s Tearoom Ltd

Founded in 2015, the company is headed by Cake Designer and Creative Director, Katie Louise Rhoades and her partner Barry Harker (Managing Director). Leading her talented team of bakers, baristas and sugar craft artists, Katie is passionate about creating edible works of art for special occasions including weddings, christenings, baby showers, birthday parties and corporate events.

Summer 2015 saw the opening of the KTea’s Tearoom in Leyburn’s Market Place. For the first time Katie was able to offer her previously made-to-order only designs to all on an everyday basis. The Tearoom serves freshly baked layer cakes and tray bakes. The tearoom also offers a unique selection of Bluebird Tea LTD blend teas, as well as real barista coffees, light lunches, cream teas and an indulgent afternoon tea served in its very own picnic basket.

January 2018 marked the opening of KTea’s online order service, North Yorkshire’s first online cake ordering service. Following unprecedented demand for her personalised layer cakes, Katie has personally created a hand-picked selection of layer cakes and cupcakes that are now available for you to order online with as little as 24hrs notice, from those wishing to celebrate a small achievement or wow those unexpected guests to those who ‘whoops I forgot its Grandma’s birthday on Thursday’ these delightful layer cakes and indulgent cupcakes are the perfect scrumptious solution.



As a child growing up in a small village near Richmond in North Yorkshire, Katie never knew she wanted to become a cake designer, infact as a child her dream was to become a vetinary nurse.  Discovering the art of ‘British Sugar Craft’ while working as an administrator for North Yorkshire County Council and the NHS, in 2010 Katie started making bespoke novelty cakes and cupcakes for her family and friends in her parents’ home, this quickly grew into a small side line business of its own, seeing Katie making 5-6 cakes a week alongside full-time work. In 2015 Katie and her partner Barry saw a way to make her passion for cakes, a profession in an empty commercial unit in the heart of Leyburn’s Market Town, which they transformed with the help of family and friends into the Tearoom that is now so well known and loved by all that visit it.

Katie has not had an official training and is a ‘Self Taught Cake Decorator’ being taught to bake cakes from an early age by her mother, she still uses these recipes as the basis for all the companies cakes and confectionary products.

To this day, KTea’s Tearoom Ltd is a hands-on British company that not only reflects Katie’s life-long love of baking, but also celebrates beautiful craftsmanship, inspired by a love of the Lewis Carol novels Alice in Wonderland and Alice through the Looking Glass everything from the tearoom decoration to the finishing touches on her cupcakes is done with precision and the up most perfection.

Continuously developing, Katie Rhoades remains at the creative helm of the company, working alongside her partner Barry Harker, Managing Director. Together with her talented team of bakers, baristas and sugar craft artist, KTea’s Tearoom & Bespoke Cakes is renowned for irresistibly pretty and elegant designs that are not only visually stunning but also taste delicious