Rebecca launched Chitty's Cake Company in 2011, following years of baking and cake decorating for fun. After a year of making bespoke cakes and cupcakes from home, the business expanded in 2012 to occupy a studio in the Custard Factory where Rebecca now runs the business and teaches a wide range of classes in both cake baking and decorating. Chitty's now occupies two studios at the Custard Factory and has a small shop unit where lots of cake decorating equipment (plus tea, coffee and cake!) can be purchased. Rebecca is a tutor, the lead cake designer and director of Chitty's Cakes Limited.
Julie Steed - Bakery Manager, Cake Decorator & Tutor
Julie joined Chitty's Cakes in 2014, having been a student here herself the previous year. Julie is a mum and has years of experience in traditional home baking. Her enthusiasm for baking is infectious and her addiction to all thing cake decorating related is an inspiration to the team. As well as decorating cakes and cupcakes here at Chitty's, Julie also teaches some of our popular courses (having devised them herself): 'Flower Power', 'Vintage Cupcake Decorating' and 'Piped Rose Buttercream Decorating' as well as hosting many of our hen party groups for cupcake decorating sessions at weekends and managing the day-to-day running of the baking studio, overseeing the staff and operations on the baking side of the business.
Laura Davies - Shop Manager & Administrator
Laura joined the team in early 2015 as our Admin Assistant, having attended the very first cupcake course held in our new teaching studio here at the Custard Factory. Since January 2017, Laura has been based in our new shop at the Custard Factory - serving customers on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Laura now manages of the day-to-day running of the shop, overseeing the staff and operations there as well as managing the administrative side of the business.
Stephanie Taylor - Admin Apprentice
Steph joined the team in January this year, and is completing an apprenticeship at Chitty's in conjunction with University College Birmingham. Steph handles phone calls and emails, and takes orders for cakes as well as getting experience in all aspects of admin, keeping the vital paperwork side of the business running smoothly. On Thursdays you can find her in our shop serving customers.
Aniqah Ahsan - Saturday Shop Assistant
Aniqah joined us in February this year just after our shop opened at the Custard Factory. She spends her Saturdays running the shop - greeting students, serving customers and helping with enquiries.
Upcoming Chittys classes
Some of our products
We pride ourselves on that fact that our bespoke cakes taste as good as they look - you can choose your flavour and any design your imagination will allow. Be inspired by one of our previous creations, or commission your very own design.
We make a wide variety of flavours of our deliciously light cupcakes, decorated with a simple buttercream swirl, or with a bespoke decoration to personalise them.