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 Zellig Building of 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.