Classes

Classes

Chitty's Cakes offers a variety of classes and short courses in cake, cupcake and cookie baking and decoration. We are passionate about passing on our skills so you can be the best home baker you can be and wow your family and friends with your own creations. We can show you the basics of sugarcraft and how to make and decorate cakes, cupcakes and cookies to make them look beautiful and individual. Our classes are all suitable for beginners (although on one or two, you would get more from it if you came with a little experience), but there is also something to learn for those who bake regularly.

Classes range from just 2 hours to full days, and even a weekly month-long course. They are held at our dedicated teaching studio in the Custard Factory (they really did make custard here once!), just 10 minutes' walk from Birmingham's Bull Ring and easily accessible by New Street and Moor Street train stations. Small groups (a maximum of 8) mean you are given focussed attention and get the most out of each session. All equipment & ingredients are provided and you take away everything you make, along with a help sheet containing all the recipes so you can practice the skills at home.

Some of our classes can be booked as a private group - the most popular for this is our two hour Cupcake Decorating class which we regularly run as on of several hen party packages. If you have a group of 4 or more and would be interested in booking a private session of any of our classes, do get in touch as we would love to welcome your group. We don't offer any individual tuition, but there are lots of classes and dates to choose from - just see our calendar for dates.

If you need to reschedule a class for any reason, we ask that you do so no later than 48 hours before the session, and we can move you over to an alternative date. Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds for booked classes and if you cancel less than 48 hours before the start of the session you will not be able to attend an alternative session as preparations will have been made for you in advance. If, in the unlikely event that we have to cancel your class (if the tutor is unwell, or if you are the only person booked on the class) we will offer the option of a full refund, or the opportunity to move to an alternative session. We make every effort not to cancel classes, but some of the sessions cannot be run with less than two people so on occasion it is unavoidable. 

Cake Decorating Part 1

Learn to cover a round sponge cakes with sugarpaste and decorate with sugar roses and leaves - 3 hours (£45)

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Cake Decorating Part 2

Learn to cover a square cake with chocolate ganache, sugarpaste and piped royal icing - 3 hours (£45)

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Complete Cake Course

A series of 4 weekly 3 hour sessions exploring baking and different aspects of decorating sponge cakes - 4 x 3 hours (£160)

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Cupcake Decorating

Learn to make & pipe buttercream, add a filling to cupcakes and create simple sugar toppers - 2 hours (£32)

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Cupcake Bake & Decorate

Learn to bake cupcakes in a variety of flavours and decorate them with buttercream and handmade sugar toppers - 3 hours (£45)

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Ultimate Cupcake Course

A full day cupcake course baking and decorating cupcakes in a variety of flavours and styles - 6 hours (£90)

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Model Behaviour - People

Learn the skills & techniques to make models of people from sugarpaste - 3 hours (£40)

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Corporate Groups

Our classes work brilliantly as corporate team-building sessions, or a fun 'away day' as a treat for the team - from £28 per person

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Model Behaviour - Animals

Learn to make a variety of edible animal figures from sugarpaste - 3 hours (£40)

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Flower Power

Learn to make sugar flowers - ornate handmade 3D English roses both big and small, and smaller flowers using moulds - 3 hours (£45)

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Handbag Cake

Learn how to turn a simple round sponge into a 3D handbag cake - 3 hours (£45)

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Mehndi Heart Cake

Learn to intricately pipe royal icing into Mehndi style patterns on a heart-shaped cake - 3 hours (£45)

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Wedding Cake Course (Two Days)

A short project based course of two full days teaching lots of skills and techniques to make a three tiered wedding cake - 2 x 8 hours (£200 or £260 with B&B)

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Vintage Cupcake Decorating

Learn a variety of skills to decorate 6 cupcakes in beautiful vintage styles - 2 1/2 hours (£40)

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Hen Party Packages

We offer a range of fantastic activities for a hen do and we have a package to suit all budgets - from £28 per person

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Shortbread Bake & Decorate

Learn top tips for perfectly baked shortbread with a variety of decorating skills - 3 hours (£45)

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Children's Cupcake Decorating

A class specifically for younger cake decorators making colourful toppers and piping buttercream - 1 1/2 hours (£20)

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Bake Your Own Sponge Cake

Learn to bake your own choice of sponge cake with buttercream filling - 3 hours (£45)

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Individual Cakes: Baking & Decorating

Learn to bake individual cakes in a variety of flavours and decorate in different ways - 3 hours (£45)

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Piped Rose Buttercream Cake

Learn to cover a cake with two-tone piped rose buttercream and a message - 2 1/2 hours (£40)

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Christmas Character Cupcakes

Learn to decorate 6 cupcakes with fun festive faces for the season! - 2 1/2 hours (£40)

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"From this Cake Decorating course I learnt a lot, definitely recommend. Came home with a professional looking cake and everyone else's cakes looked awesome and professional too. "

Nazia

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