Zingerman's Baking and Cooking Classes

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 sometimes cooking classes in our teaching kitchens. 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. You'll leave our baking and cooking classes with that same joy, the food you made in class and the inspiration and skills to bake at home!

Upcoming BAKE! Classes

November

24

2018

Zingerman's Classics

8:00 am
To
12:00 pm

We created this class years ago to celebrate Zingerman's Delicatessen's anniversary (they opened way back in 1982!). Learn to make our Jewish rye bread and black magic brownies, old-time favorites; and hummingbird cake, a new favorite with pineapple, pecan, coconut, banana, and cream cheese frosting. Find out what a rye sour is and the secrets behind our rye bread's flavor. We’ll serve our deli meats and sandwich fixins to go with your bread and end the class with iconic Zingerman’s treats: a sandwich, pickle, brownie, and a toast to many years of great customers.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a satisfied tummy, great coupons, and everything you made in class: a loaf of rye bread, rye sour, hummingbird cake, and black magic brownies.

$125.00
1 spot left

November

24

2018

Legally Magic Brownies

8:00 am
To
12:00 pm

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 our very own Magic Brownie (called one of the top 20 recipes of all time by Midwest Living magazine), a fudgy brownie, Buenos Aires Brownies with dulce de leche caramel and Pecan Blondies. 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, four pans of brownies you made in class, and great coupons.

$125.00
3 spots left

November

24

2018

Fondant Fondamentals

1:30 pm
To
5:30 pm

Ever wonder how those smooth fancy fondant-covered cakes are made? What exactly IS fondant anyway? In this class, we take you through the steps of making your own fondant that actually tastes good. That’s right, fresh hand-made fondant from scratch! We'll show you the basic techniques for coloring, shaping and cutting out fondant. Then you'll split, fill, cover and decorate your own cake to take home. The next time there’s a birthday in your house, you’ll know how to make a cake that will leave everyone asking, “How did you DO that?!” 

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a 6-inch cake you decorated in class, fondant to use later and great coupons.

$100.00
2 spots left

December

9

2018

Buche de Noel

1:15 pm
To
5:15 pm
The Buche de Noel, or Yule Log, makes any holiday table instantly festive and it's an elegant finish to your special meal. We break down the Bakehouse version of this holiday classic for you and make all its components: fluffy vanilla chiffon cake, walnut rum butter cream, and chocolate butter cream. Then you'll assemble and decorate your log with fondant mushrooms and holly we provide. Wow your family and friends after class with your creation and for seasons to come.

 You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a Buche de Noel you made in class and great coupons.
$125.00
1 spot left

January

2

2019

Detroit Classics

5:30 pm
To
9:30 pm
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 coffeecake with a butter, brown sugar, and walnut struesel. Get a little piece of history and a big bite of flavor, along with plenty of hands-on practice and tips for mastering these new recipes. 

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, one pizza, one coffeecake, cookies, cookie dough to bake later and great coupons.


$125.00
2 spots left