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

September

25

2021

Hunka Burnin' Love Cake

2:00 pm
To
6:00 pm EDT

This class is being offered virtually and in-person. 

The first version of our Hunka Burnin’ Love cake was created in the late ’80s at Zingerman’s Delicatessen. Then, as today, the Deli version is a whopping 7-pound cake! It’s a four-layer, 9-inch round cake that can easily satisfy 30 people. (The Deli serves big pieces though, so each cake is cut into 16 slices for individual sale.) The cake itself is a fudgy, dense, chocolate butter cake filled and iced with lusciously smooth dark chocolate buttercream. 

In this class, we’ll teach you how to create a more modest-sized Hunka Burnin’ Love cake* that is great for birthdays or just everyday enjoyment. 

You'll leave the BAKE! class with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, and the 8-inch, 2-layer Hunka Burnin' Love cake you made in class.

We'll end the in-person class with a cake tasting and you'll go home with some great coupons.

*Please note, for the virtual class, you’ll need a stand mixer with paddle and whisk attachments to make the Hunka Burnin' Love cake.

Include

Virtual Class
$75.00
11 spots left

September

29

2021

Tea Time Cakes

2:00 pm
To
6:30 pm EDT

This class is being offered virtually

Take your tea time, or anytime, to the next level with these three distinctive cakes. In this hands-on class, we'll make raspberry ricotta coffee cake, a yeasted tea ring, and the new Bakehouse favorite, the New Deli Crumb Cake, topped with pistachios and sweet Indian spices like cardamom and ginger. Learn all about the great ingredients that make these cakes so special, as well as techniques that give them great texture.

You'll leave the BAKE! class with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, and the three tea time cakes you made in class.

Include

Virtual Class
$75.00
9 spots left

September

29

2021

Cinn-ful Cinnamon Rolls

6:00 pm
To
9:30 pm EDT

This class is being offered virtually and in-person.

Join us for one of our most popular hands-on classes! Your family and house guests won't soon forget waking up to the aroma of butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar from freshly baked sweet rolls. Learn how it's done! In this hands-on class*, we'll teach the basic techniques of creating a sweet dough. You'll get plenty of hands-on practice in class with mixing, kneading, hand-shaping, and proofing yeasted doughs. We'll also show you how versatile our sweet dough is in a selection of recipes both sweet and savory. 

You'll leave the BAKE! class with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, and all the sweet dough baked goods you made in class. 

We'll end the in-person class with a tasting of what we made and you'll leave with sweet dough to bake at home later** as well as some great coupons.

** For the in-person class, you may want to bring a cooler and ice pack to class with you for storing your bake-at-home sweet dough on the ride home if you are traveling more than an hour to attend. That way it will stay chilled and not begin to rise on your trip home.

* Please note, the virtual class takes place over two consecutive days. On Day One, we'll make our sweet dough, before refrigerating it overnight. On Day Two, we'll teach you to make and bake three delicious treats both sweet and savory. 

* The in-person class takes place on one day for four hours.   

What our guests have to say about this class:

I've been baking for years and have worked in a bakery—I just love learning new tricks I might not know. —Barb S.

The cinnamon rolls were as light as pillows and the taste was pure heaven. —Joyce S.

Such a nice experience! I don't have much baking experience and I loved every minute of it! —Jolie S.

This was my best class yet, out of probably a dozen. I love the versatility of what I can do with the dough. —Beth S.

Include

Virtual Class
$85.00
4 spots left

September

30

2021

Detroit Classics

5:00 pm
To
9:30 pm EDT

This class is being offered virtually and in-person.

Experience three classics from Detroit institutions that have been around since the 1920s and 1940s. Together we'll bake Detroit-style deep dish pizza with caramelized cheese edges baked in a blue steel pan, spiced almond cookies in the traditional windmill shape, and a long john coffee cake with a butter, brown sugar, and walnut streusel. Get a little piece of history and a big bite of flavor, along with plenty of hands-on practice and tips for mastering these classic recipes. 

You'll leave the BAKE! class with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, and the pizza, coffee cake, and cookies you made in class.

We'll end the in-person class with a tasting and you'll go home with some great coupons.

What our guests have to say about this class:

This class helped me realize that baking isn't as intimidating as I had feared, and can be fun (and not just a chore). —Remy D.

These classes make home baking seem much more doable. —Margaret B.

I never wanted to make pizza at home but now I definitely will. —Arielle J.

In-Person Class
$130.00
2 spots left

September

30

2021

Zingerman's Deli Pot Pies

5:00 pm
To
9:00 pm EDT

This class is being offered in-person.

In this hands-on class, we'll teach you how to make the Zingerman's Delicatessen recipe for really great chicken pot pies from scratch, including mixing and rolling the flaky pie crust, cooking the velouté sauce, assembling the aromatic filling, and shaping the pies. Join in the hands-on fun and learn to make a classic comfort food. 

**Our recipe will make 6 mini 5-inch pies OR 2 luscious 9-inch or 10-inch chicken pot pies! We'll talk about how you can freeze one (or both!) and bake them later.**

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

What our guests have to say about this class:

I always make things into a big deal in my head, and this showed me it's not that difficult—just takes some planning! I can't wait to get home and bake/eat my pies, and I actually think I'll make them again! —Ellen H.

In-Person Class
$130.00
5 spots left