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.
Minna Birch - Admin & Retail Assistant
Minna joined us earlier this year, choosing to live and work here in Digbeth after working in exotic locations all over the world during her extensive travelling. Minna manages of the day-to-day running of the shop (with a smile, and sometimes a dance!) as well as keeping everything ticking over on the admin side of the business - answering the phone, taking orders and being the main point of contact for our customers.
Lauren Kiely - Bakery Apprentice
Lauren joined us in November last year, and is completing a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Cake Baking & Decorating overseen by University College Birmingham. During her year with us, Lauren is baking cakes and cupcakes for the shop and bespoke orders, as well as helping prepare for classes, and learning to cover and decorate cakes. She can also be found helping out in the shop on a Monday afternoon.
Aniqah Ahsan - Saturday Shop Assistant
Aniqah joined us in February last year just after our shop opened at the Custard Factory. She spends her Saturdays running the shop - greeting students, serving customers tea and cake and helping with bespoke cake enquiries.
Sabiha Ahmed - Bakery Apprentice
Sabiha joined us in November last year, and is completing a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Cake Baking & Decorating overseen by University College Birmingham. During her year with us, Sabiha spends most mornings baking cakes and cupcakes for the shop and bespoke orders, as well as helping prepare for classes, and learning to cover and decorate cakes. She can also be found helping out in the shop on a Thursday.
Upcoming Chittys classes
Some of our products
Our iced vanilla bean biscuits taste, and look, amazing. Each one is handmade, lovingly decorated and individually wrapped for you
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.