Culpitt Ltd is the leading UK wholesale supplier and manufacturer of cake decorating and sugarcraft products to trade customers.
We sell to customers ranging from small independent retailers to large scale manufacturing bakeries. We also export our products to a wide range of markets including many European countries, the USA and Australia. Everything we do is driven by a clear focus on providing quality products and excellent customer service.
We are a successful business that has grown significantly in recent years. In both 2012 and 2016 we have been awarded the 'Queen's Award for Enterprise' in recognition of our continued export success over several years.
The business was founded in 1921 by the Culpitt family, moving to our current base in Ashington, in the North East of England, in 1947. In this area, we found a very capable workforce who helped to build a competitive business which is now one of the biggest employers in the area. In many cases, several generations of the same family have been employed at Culpitt.
In 1998, Culpitt Ltd was acquired by DecoPac Inc (TM) of Minneapolis, USA. The McGlynn family, who owned DecoPac until September 2017, have been involved in the bakery industry for generations. They invested heavily in modernising the facility and building a strong, customer focussed management team. DecoPac Inc., is currently owned by Snow Phipps Group, LLC, a private equity firm based in New York.
We manufacture cake boards and cake cards.Our sister company, Sugarfayre is also based in Ashington, they manufacture sugar fondant sheets for photocake, printed edible cake decorations and moulded sugar cake decorations. Sugarfayre are capable of producing bespoke products to suit customer’s needs at their food manufacturing which has grade A BRC accreditation.
In addition to the items we make, we also use a worldwide network of specialist suppliers to develop exclusive tools, decorations and edible products for the Culpitt range. Alongside the Culpitt brand, we also stock products from the best selling ranges in sugarcraft and cake decorating including; Colour Splash, Cake Star, House of Cake, PME, FMM, Renshaw, Squires Kitchen and Sugarflair.
Culpitt prides itself on an innovation programme, which enables us to introduce hundreds of products every year. This ensures that we always have something new and exciting to offer. We have developed a number of unique, patented manufacturing processes for the products we make. We also work very closely with our supply partners to develop fashion-forward designs for our current products and are always looking for exciting new items to add to the range.