About us

The business started in 1983 when the Whitehead brothers opened a cake shop just yards away from the present site. The brothers are fifth-generation bakers, with their grandfather, John Gilbert, having operated a family bakery in Bedworth since 1920 for many years. The brothers decided to go it alone and opened The Cake Shop, specialising in celebration cakes. Strong customer demand widened the range of other confectionary, and as the business rapidly grew a bakery was purchased in 1985. This was followed by four more shops which supplied the local area with bread, confectionary and celebration cakes until 1999, when it was decided to sell off the bakery and shops to concentrate on the original business: celebration cakes. The Cake Shop moved to its present premises in 2003 and doubled in size to become one of the largest celebration cake bakeries in the Midlands. All of the celebration cakes are made daily on the premises from the highest quality of fresh ingredients by a highly-trained team and decorated to the customers’ requirements.

A visit to our shop will amaze people with the constantly changing display of celebration cakes and fairy-tale wedding cakes, along with all the equipment you need to make your own masterpiece!
A visit is a must.

The Cake Shop