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 Assistant & 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 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 'Giant Cupcake Decorating' as well as hosting many of our hen party groups for cupcake decorating sessions at weekends.
Laura Davies - Shop Assistant
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 as well as making sure everything ticks over smoothly in the shop through the rest of the week.
Jenny Maddison - Bakery Apprentice
Jenny joined us in October 2016 as a Bakery Apprentice in conjunction with University College Birmingham. Jenny is responsible for baking cakes, cupcakes and biscuits for orders (as well as in preparation for classes), making decorations for cakes and learning a wide variety of baking and cake decorating skills during her time here.
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
- Mehndi Heart Cake
Tue 21st Nov, 20176.00pm - 9.00pm£45.00Book
- Shortbread Bake & Decorate
Wed 22nd Nov, 20176.00pm - 9.00pm £45.00Book
- Bake Your Own Sponge Cake
Sat 25th Nov, 201710.00am - 1.00pm £45.00Book
- Christmas Character Cupcakes
Sat 25th Nov, 20172.30pm - 5.00pm£40.00Book
- Cupcake Bake & Decorate
Tue 28th Nov, 20176.00 - 9.00pm£45.00Book
Some of our products
You can now order our freshly baked traybakes whenever you fancy a classic treat - choose from a variety of chocolate brownie and flapjacks flavours, and more!
Our mini cupcakes are a miniature version of our delicious full sized cupcakes - perfect to provide a nibble to a large group of people, and great for children. Too small to personalise, but a brilliant way to feed a crowd.