Zingerman's Baking and Cooking Classes in Ann Arbor

 
**Mask Update** 

Based on the current recommendations from the Washtenaw County Health Department, our staff members will once again be wearing masks at work, regardless of vaccination status, and we’re requesting that guests wear masks for in-person classes.

Thank you for being considerate of our team and your fellow BAKE!ers.


BAKE! is Zingerman's hands-on teaching bakery in Ann Arbor, MI, tucked between Zingerman's Bakehouse and Zingerman's Creamery.

We offer dozens of different bread, pastry, and cake hands-on baking classes and cooking classes both in our teaching kitchens and online for virtual classes. We also offer the ability to customize your experience with private classes, both in-person or virtual.

All of us at Zingerman's Bakehouse know the joy and excitement of baking something really good and sharing it with friends when it's hot out of the oven. Our baking and cooking classes will leave you with that same joy, the food you made, and the inspiration and skills to continue your baking journey.

Our in-person classes (except for family classes & kids camps) are designed for adults aged 17 and up. Virtual classes (except for virtual kids classes) are designed for adults as well, however, households are welcome to participate together, so kids can join in the fun, too.

We want to encourage a love of cooking and baking early, so we also offer a variety of classes designed for kids that include multi-day camps for kids and teens, and more. Head to the kids’ classes and private classes pages for more information.

Upcoming BAKE! Classes

December

10

2021

Holiday Sweet Breads

12:00 pm
To
4:00 pm EST

These holiday breads are full of the richest ingredients the season can offer: dried fruit, walnuts, almonds, cinnamon, rum, butter, and vanilla. We'll be baking traditional German Stollen and Hungarian Walnut Beigli, as well as demonstrating Swedish Pain d'Epices. These are the kind of breads that invite you to stay in bed and eat a warm slice with a glass of champagne—a truly decadent gift to yourself for the holidays. Or, if you are up for sharing, serve them at the office potluck. You'll become a legend! 

You'll leave the BAKE! class with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, and the stollen and beigli you made in class. You'll also go home with some great coupons.

In-Person Class
$130.00
1 spot left

January

6

2022

King Cake

12:00 pm
To
4:00 pm EST

Happy Carnival, where King Cake rules supreme! In this hands-on class, we'll teach you two ways to make the quintessential centerpiece dessert for kicking off and closing out the Carnival season.  First, we'll make the traditional French version featuring buttery layers of puff pastry filled with almond frangipane and a whole almond tucked inside. Both elegant and festive, the French King Cake is often made for the Christian feast day, Epiphany or Three King's Day, in January when the Carnival season starts. Get the slice with the whole almond inside and you’re crowned king (or queen) of the party.

Second, we'll make the more recognized New Orleans style of King Cake that's often served on Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday at the end of the Carnival season. It's made with a tender sweet dough and decorated with green, purple, and gold icing in honor of The Big Easy's official Mardi Gras colors: green for faith, purple for justice, and gold for power. Receive the slice with the plastic baby tucked inside, and good luck and good fortune are yours.

You’ll leave the BAKE! class with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, the 2 King Cakes you made in class, and some great coupons.

In-Person Class
$135.00
9 spots left

January

6

2022

King Cake

5:30 pm
To
9:30 pm EST

Happy Carnival, where King Cake rules supreme! In this hands-on class, we'll teach you two ways to make the quintessential centerpiece dessert for kicking off and closing out the Carnival season.  First, we'll make the traditional French version featuring buttery layers of puff pastry filled with almond frangipane and a whole almond tucked inside. Both elegant and festive, the French King Cake is often made for the Christian feast day, Epiphany or Three King's Day, in January when the Carnival season starts. Get the slice with the whole almond inside and you’re crowned king (or queen) of the party.

Second, we'll make the more recognized New Orleans style of King Cake that's often served on Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday at the end of the Carnival season. It's made with a tender sweet dough and decorated with green, purple, and gold icing in honor of The Big Easy's official Mardi Gras colors: green for faith, purple for justice, and gold for power. Receive the slice with the plastic baby tucked inside, and good luck and good fortune are yours.

You’ll leave the BAKE! class with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, the 2 King Cakes you made in class, and some great coupons.

In-Person Class
$135.00
2 spots left

January

7

2022

Legally Magic Brownies

12:00 pm
To
4:00 pm EST

Brownies are easy even without a box mix, but you really can taste the difference when you make them with great ingredients. We’ll make four different varieties, including the Bakehouse's very own Magic Brownies, with or without toasted walnuts (called one of the top 20 recipes of all time by Midwest Living magazine), our Buenos Aires Brownies with dulce de leche caramel, our Pecan Blondies made with pecan praline, plus a recipe for fudgy brownies. After tasting all of these brownies you’ll leave feeling magical.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, and all the brownies you made in class. You'll also go home with some great coupons.

In-Person Class
$135.00
5 spots left

January

7

2022

Pizza Event with BAKE! and Zingerman's Creamery

6:00 pm
To
7:30 pm EST
Join Zingerman’s Creamery and BAKE! for a Friday evening event that’s a foodie match made in heaven. You’ll learn how to make your own fresh mozzarella, then use it on a thin-crust, New York-style pizza, which we’ll bake and enjoy in class. The next time you reach for the phone to order pizza delivery, you'll remember it's fun and a lot more flavorful to make it yourself.

You’ll go home with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, any leftover mozzarella, extra pizza dough and extra sauce for your own at-home pizza creations. 

Event will be held at the BAKE! School located next door to the Creamery at 3723 Plaza Drive. Masks are required. 

 

In-Person Class
$75.00
2 spots left