We know it's not all tea and scones for the Country Women's Association (CWA) but when it's show time, a Devonshire tea means big business for the bustling CWA tea rooms at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
In fact, the team of 450 volunteers from across New South Wales bakes and sells 4,000 scones a day to hungry showgoers.
The CWA tea rooms' committee chair Carol Vincent is hoping they sell 50,000 of the baked treats by the show's close.
"Last year we sold 49,200 scones, so this year we want to hit the target of 50,000," Mrs Vincent said.
Baking from dawn to dusk to feed the masses
Making and baking so many scones uses a lot of flour — more than two tonne.
The CWA primarily uses donated produce from Australian suppliers and during the Show, that includes 2.5 tonne of flour washed down with 18,000 tea bags.
And as for any tips to baking the perfect scone, Mrs Vincent keeps her cards close but offers a few morsels.
"A tip when baking scones at home is to put your cookware in the freezer so your mixing knife and stainless steel or crockery bowl are cold when you start."
CWA member Kerrie-Ann Tomlins said her secret to baking a CWA-worthy scone was "tenderness and kindness, and the mixing".
"After that, it's into the oven and the rest is history," Ms Tomlins laughed.
To get all those scones into the oven each day means big days at the Show for the team of CWA volunteers.
Cooking kicks off at 6.30am daily and the last scones are baked at 5pm.
Each day the CWA committee is joined by 22 members who help them operate the tea rooms.
Like a well-oiled machine they each have their duties, including clearing tables, washing dishes, making sandwiches and of course, baking scones and serving tea, which they all take turns at.
"The tea rooms are open from 9.30am to 6pm and it's all systems go," Mrs Vincent said.
"When they open the door, it's like a flood of people come through and are all running to get to the tea rooms."
Ms Tomlins said by the end of each day, she was more foot-sore than wrist-sore but was happy to return each morning to the tea rooms because she enjoyed the camaraderie of working alongside other CWA members.
Meet you at the tea rooms!
The CWA Tea Rooms are quite a meeting place according to Mrs Vincent.
"A lot of people coming to the show say to their friends 'we'll meet you at the CWA tea rooms', because everyone seems to know where it is and we are in the same place every year," she said.
The tea rooms serve as the main shopfront for the CWA and the money made during the Show is distributed to organisations it supports including the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Doctors Without Borders.
The CWA has also donated $179,000 to the Sir Ivan Bushfire Appeal and will be assisting the flood recovery in the NSW northern rivers region.