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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

A loaf of bread teaching a class

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

Afternoon Adventures — Teen Kids’ Camp

this class is being offered in-person

Drop off your kids* at BAKE! for some hands-on learning and fun, then pick them up and enjoy tasting what they made. For one week, students will spend their afternoons with BAKE! instructors and learn how to take their kitchen skills to the next level. This camp is designed for kids who have already taken our Baking Basics Camp or are more experienced in the kitchen (and fall within the appropriate age range).

Detailed class content will be posted soon. Once the class plan is available, please know that we will make every effort to provide the menu that is described but it is possible that a dish could change. Please trust we will make your child's experience amazing!

If you have dietary restrictions that the menu doesn’t accommodate, we are sometimes able to leave ingredients out, but we are not able to make substitutions. We apologize for any inconvenience, but we do have other kids’ classes that might be a better option. Sign up for our e-newsletter and be the first to know about all events at BAKE! 

*This class is for kids ages 12-14.

Dates for the Class Class Format Price Class Status Register
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
In-Person $300.00 Sold out Add me to the waitlist
Monday, July 26, 2021 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
In-Person $300.00 Sold out Add me to the waitlist
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
In-Person $300.00 Sold out Add me to the waitlist
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
In-Person $300.00 Sold out Add me to the waitlist
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 make a fluffy white angel food cake from scratch and top it with berries. Your homemade cake will outshine the box-mix version any day. 

You'll leave the BAKE! class with our recipe, the knowledge to recreate it at home, and the angel food cake you made in class.

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

Dates for the Class Class Format Price Class Status Register
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Virtual $20.00 1 spot left
An overhead shot of 2 calzones on a marble surface. One is cut in half, exposing the cheese filling.

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. 

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

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

 

Dates for the Class Class Format Price Class Status Register
Sunday, May 9, 2021 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Virtual $20.00 Sold out Add me to the waitlist

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, ages 12 and up, or younger kids with an adult assistant.

* Please note, to make the best fettuccine, having a hand-cranked pasta machine or the appropriate attachments for a stand mixer will be extremely helpful. 

Dates for the Class Class Format Price Class Status Register
Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Virtual $20.00 5 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 the Bakehouse's long-time pastry kitchen managers. Together we’ll make flaky, all-butter pie dough, cut it into pocket squares, fill them with fruit preserves, bake until golden brown, and garnish with a drizzle of glaze. They just taste so good!

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

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

Dates for the Class Class Format Price Class Status Register
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Virtual $20.00 7 spots left
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Virtual $20.00 9 spots left

Mornin' Magic: Tween Kids' Camps

This class is being offered in-person

Drop off your kids* at BAKE! for some hands-on learning and fun, then pick them up and enjoy tasting what they made. For one week, students will spend their mornings with BAKE! instructors learning valuable kitchen skills that will come in handy for years to come.

Detailed class content will be posted soon. Once the class plan is available, please know that we will make every effort to provide the menu that is described but it is possible that a dish could change. Please trust that we will make your child’s experience amazing! 

If you have dietary restrictions that the menu doesn’t accommodate, we are sometimes able to leave ingredients out, but we are not able to make substitutions. We apologize for any inconvenience, but we do have other kids’ classes that might be a better option. Sign up for our e-newsletter and be the first to know about all events at BAKE!

*This class is for kids ages 10-12.

Dates for the Class Class Format Price Class Status Register
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
In-Person $300.00 Sold out Add me to the waitlist
Monday, July 26, 2021 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
In-Person $300.00 Sold out Add me to the waitlist
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
In-Person $300.00 Sold out Add me to the waitlist
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
In-Person $300.00 Sold out Add me to the waitlist