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Zingerman’s BAKE! For Kids

Welcome to BAKE!, the hands-on teaching bakery at Zingerman’s Bakehouse. Since 2005 we have taught our craft to home bakers, sharing Zingerman’s recipes and our baking knowledge in intimate hands-on classes led by professional bakers and instructors. Our mission is to teach the craft of baking to home bakers of all ages. Kids are especially fun to teach.

In our BAKE! kids’ classes we provide an engaging, fun, and supportive learning environment that allows children to experience the joy of baking. And, at the end of every class, children have made complete recipes to enjoy at home! Many of us at BAKE! began our love of baking when we were very young. We vividly remember the sense of discovery and feeling of accomplishment when we baked a treat and shared it with our family. We’re passionate about passing these experiences and traditions on to the next generation of bakers.

We offer classes with many different themes introducing children to the varied techniques and knowledge important to great baking. Classes are designed for different age levels and different levels of parental support. Each class description shares this important information. Check out our current class schedule. For updates on new classes as they’re added to our schedule, sign up for our email newsletter.

More Than Just Baking

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BAKE! Kids’ Classes—More Than Just Baking

Baking, it turns out, is quite the interdisciplinary activity for kids. During class, our instruction can often touch on a variety of subjects like math, chemistry, physics, world history, geography, and horticulture. Our instructors make connections between these concepts and the recipes in class. Your child enjoys creating in the context of learning about the world, and they get to eat their homework!

For homeschoolers, learning pods, and family groups, we offer private classes, in-person or virtual, that can enhance your child’s curriculum. For custom learning opportunities, please contact us.

Private classes

Celebrate With Us

What’s better than celebrating with a cake? Baking and decorating it with friends before eating it! Mark special occasions in a unique way with a private BAKE! class. Your child and their friends and siblings can come together, in-person or virtually, to make a special treat, like cookies, brownies, cupcakes, or cakes. And then comes their favorite part, decorating them.

Kids’ Summer Baking Camps

Every year we look forward to spending our summers teaching the next generation of bakers. Our week-long kids’ baking camps offer a range of options for different ages, schedules, and interests. The summer calendar is usually posted each February and sells out by spring, so don’t miss out!

Check out the camp classes

Current kids’ classes

Fresh Berries on angel food cake with whipped cream

Kids' Class: Angel Food Cake with Berries

This class is being offered virtually.

We have so much to teach you about how to bake a great angel food cake! We'll talk about choosing great ingredients and helpful tips for baking as we bake a fluffy white angel food cake and top it with berries. Your cake will outshine the box-mix version any day. 

This class is geared towards kids cooking solo aged 12 and up or younger kids with an adult assistant. 

Dates for the Class Class Format Price Class Status Register
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm EST
Virtual $20.00 Sold out Add me to the waitlist

Kids' Class: Calzone

This class is being offered virtually.

Pizza is a cornerstone of the American diet, and yet so few folks actually make it at home! That’s a shame, because it’s fun to make and fun to eat. And, it comes in so many forms, like the calzone. Together we’ll make 4 of these folded and filled pizza pockets and elevate your pizza making to a whole new level. 

This class is geared towards kids cooking solo aged 12 and up or younger kids with an adult assistant. 

 

Dates for the Class Class Format Price Class Status Register
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm EST
Virtual $15.00 4 spots left
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm EST
Virtual $20.00 3 spots left

Kids' Class: Fettuccine Alfredo

This class is being offered virtually.

Who doesn’t love pasta night?! In this hands-on class, you’ll make your own pasta—egg fettuccine—from scratch, and then a creamy, cheesy alfredo sauce for smothering your noodles with. Your family just might want you to make it a weekly tradition.

This class is geared towards kids cooking solo aged 12 and up or younger kids with an adult assistant. 

WHAT'S DIFFERENT WHEN YOU TAKE THIS CLASS VIRTUALLY:

Please note that having a hand-cranked pasta machine or the appropriate attachments for a stand mixer are extremely helpful to make the best fettuccine. 

Dates for the Class Class Format Price Class Status Register
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm EST
Virtual $20.00 11 spots left
Kid's Class to Learn to make Pattis Pocket Tarts online

Kids' Class: Patti Pockets

This class is being offered virtually.

You’ll be sweet on these precious pocket pies, named after Patti, one of our long time pastry kitchen managers. Together we’ll make flaky, all-butter pie dough, fill it with preserves, bake until golden brown, and garnish with a drizzle of glaze. They just taste so good!

This class is geared towards kids cooking solo aged 12 and up or younger kids with an adult assistant. 

Dates for the Class Class Format Price Class Status Register
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm EST
Virtual $20.00 5 spots left