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

December

13

2018

Fancy Schmancy Holiday Cookies 2018

10:00 am
To
2:00 pm

Our most popular class of the year! Join us to get into the holiday spirit and make four varieties of festive fancy cookies worthy of your family cookie plate. It is guaranteed fun and is known to inspire new family traditions!

The 2018 cookie line up has some very special recipes and ingredients. As our focus at Zingerman's Bakehouse turns to using even more whole grains, local ingredients, and soon freshly milled flours, you'll see it had an effect on this batch of holiday cookie creations.

Buckwheat Sablé
A very tender traditional French cookie made with flavorful buckwheat flour that we'll roll out, cut into shapes and drizzle with vanilla glaze.

Passionfruit Einkorn Bars
A flaky crust pastry crust made with einkorn, an ancient wheat variety, and flavorful exotic passionfruit custard.

Merry Masala Cookies
This cookie is a play on a Gujarati snack from India. We make a grated carrot cookie that's subtly sweetly spiced. It's sliced, baked and dipped in white chocolate sprinkled with ground pink peppercorns.

Sarah Bs
A bite sized almond meringue cookie topped with chocolate french buttercream, dipped in dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt. This romantic French cookie is the namesake of 19th century actress Sarah Bernhardt. This cookie is gluten free.

You’ll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, 8 dozen cookies, and great coupons.


This special class has some special rules: 
-If you cancel a Fancy Schmancy Holiday Cookie class with more than 7 days notice, you will receive a full refund or credit towards a future class. Class credits will expire if not used within 5 years from the date of cancellation. We're sorry, there will be no refunds or credits for Fancy Schmancy Holiday Cookie classes cancelled with less than 7 days notice or for missed classes. You are welcome to send someone in your place. 
-Our repeat class discount does not apply to Fancy Schmancy Holiday Cookies.

$125.00
1 spot left

January

4

2019

Goin' Crackers

1:00 pm
To
5:00 pm
Crackers are the humble underdogs of the baking world.  Unassuming looking, they pack a powerful flavor punch and deliver an addictive texture experience. Join us to make cheesy pepper squares, whole wheat thins, seedy garlic crisps, and rice bites. They'll soon be your new favorite additions to salads, soups and cheese plates.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, eight dozen crackers you made in class (that you didn't munch on right out of the oven), and great coupons.
$100.00
6 spots left

January

11

2019

Hurray for Challah

1:00 pm
To
5:00 pm

In this class we will teach you to bake your own rich and soft challah bread from scratch. You’ll create a traditional six-stranded braid and a turban shape studded with rum-soaked raisins. We'll demonstrate a seeded Moroccan challah braid, too. These gorgeous golden loaves, fresh from the oven, will be tough to resist on the car ride home. You've been warned.

You’ll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, 2 loaves of bread you made in class and great coupons. Please note that you will be taking home an unbaked dough to bake another loaf of challah at home. 

$100.00
6 spots left

January

12

2019

Tips with Tips: Basic Cake Decorating

8:00 am
To
12:00 pm

Before people find out how good our cakes taste, they comment on how good they look. Decorating might be the most fun part of cake making and it’s your chance to really put your personal touch on what you’ve baked. Learn the basics for a decorated cake. We’ll split several cakes, fill, crumb coat, and ice them. We'll spend time practicing with different piping tips to make shells, rosettes, roses, vines, leaves, and letters on a cake. Practice makes perfect so you’ll get plenty of that. Finally, you'll have time to let your creativity flow as you put all that practice to work by decorating your cake.

You'll leave BAKE! with the knowledge to decorate cakes at home, a cake you decorated in class and great coupons.

$125.00
10 spots left

January

13

2019

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
1 spot left