Chitty's Cakes offers a variety of classes and short courses in cake, cupcake and biscuit 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 biscuits 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 two 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. You can also purchase equipment after the class - we sell nearly all of the specialist tools that you learn how to use on our classes.

You can book a place (or two or three!) on any of the classes below to join one of the sessions we have scheduled. We list classes on our website around 2-3 months in advance, so if you want to book further ahead than that, just check again a couple of months before you'd like to come along. Check out our calendar for our upcoming dates.

Some of our classes can be booked as a private group - the most popular for this is our two hour Cupcake Decorating class - you can read more about what we offer for hen parties here. 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 one-to-one tuition, but there are lots of classes and dates to choose from.

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 most sessions cannot be run with less than two people so on occasion it is unavoidable. Please book well in advance to avoid disappointment, as we may not be able to accommodate bookings made less than 24 hours before the class commencing.

Cake Decorating Part 1

Learn to cover a round sponge cakes with sugarpaste and decorate with sugar roses and leaves - 3 hours (£48)

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Cake Decorating Part 2

Learn to cover a square cake with chocolate ganache, sugarpaste and piped royal icing - 3 hours (£48)

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Complete Cake Course

A series of 4 weekly 3 hour sessions exploring baking and a wide variety of different cake decorating techniques and skills - 4 x 3 hours (£162)

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Cupcake Decorating

Learn to make & pipe buttercream, add a filling to cupcakes and create simple sugar toppers - 2 hours (£36)

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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 (£48)

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Model Behaviour - People

Learn the skills & techniques to make models of people from sugarpaste - 3 hours (£42)

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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 £25 + VAT per person

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Model Behaviour - Animals

Learn to make a variety of edible animal figures from sugarpaste - 3 hours (£42)

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Flower Power

Learn to make sugar flowers - ornate handmade 3D English roses both big and small, and smaller flowers. - 3 hours (£48)

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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 (£210)

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Vintage Cupcake Decorating

Learn a variety of skills to decorate 6 cupcakes in beautiful vintage styles - 2 1/2 hours (£42)

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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 £30 per person

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Cookie Bake & Decorate

Learn top tips for perfectly baked cookies - 3 hours (£48)

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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 (£24)

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Bake Your Own Sponge Cake

Learn to bake your own choice of sponge cake with buttercream filling - 3 hours (£48)

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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 (£48)

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Perfect Piping

Learn to pipe royal icing using a variety of techniques to suit all styles of cake - 2-3 hours (£48)

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Baking Experience Day

Spend a whole day at Chitty's Cakes learning to bake and decorate a sponge cake and beautiful shortbread shapes - 6 hours (£100) including lunch

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Christmas Character Cupcake Bake and Decorate

Learn how to bake perfect, fluffy cupcakes and decorate toppers christmas style.

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Christmas Cake Decorating Class

learn how to cover a christmas fruit cake with marzipan, fondant and then decorate in a christmassy theme.

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Unicorns,Rainbows Bake and Decorate Class

Learn how to bake and decorate 6 cupcakes in unicorn and rainbow style 3hrs £48

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Ghoulish Cupcake Decorating

2hr session decorating cupcakes ghoulish style £36

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Christmas Reindeer Class

Learn to level and cover a round 3 layer sponge cake with chocolate buttercream and decorate reindeer style 2 1/2 hrs £48

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"Great course, learnt some new skills and improved my exisiting skills. Would definitley recommend."


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