Zingerman's Baking and Cooking Classes in Ann Arbor

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!

Our classes (except for family classes & kids camps) are designed for adults 17 & up.

Upcoming BAKE! Classes

June

19

2019

Baking with Freshly Milled Grains

5:30 pm
To
9:30 pm

We're passionate about freshly milling our own flours for a whole host of reasons. They're nutritious, they build our local grain economy, they reduce waste... We could go on and on! Perhaps most of all, they're delicious, and we think you'll fall for them, too.

Interested in milling them and baking with them yourself? You're in luck! In this class, you'll learn to make Michigan Wheat Bread, whole grain biscuits, and our new Funky Chunky Cookie recipe made with freshly milled whole grains. We'll also demonstrate how to mill your own grains using a Mockmill, which is available for purchase next door in our Bakeshop.

You'll leave BAKE! with 2 loaves of Michigan Wheat Bread, a dozen whole grain biscuits,  Funky Chunky Cookies; the recipes and knowledge to recreate them at home; a new understanding of home milling; and great coupons.

$125.00
1 spot left

June

20

2019

Pasta Making

1:00 pm
To
4:00 pm

You can make your own fresh pasta at home! We’ll teach you how to make egg pasta and how to shape, as well as how to make and fill ravioli. We’ll also demonstrate a rye pasta and a simple marinara sauce. These can be the inspiration for all the pasta creations you can dream up at home.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, pasta that you made in class, and great coupons.

$75.00
4 spots left

June

22

2019

BAKE!-cation Weekend: Pastry

8:00 am
To
5:00 pm

Our BAKE!-cations® are the ultimate experience for the home baker! We guide you through a comprehensive education in baking techniques in a fun, exciting, relaxed, and always hands-on classroom full of good humor and expert instruction. Your BAKE!-cation® includes breakfast and lunch every day, and you'll need an empty suitcase to bring home all the great food you've made!

Join us for an action-packed, two-day baking getaway! Together we'll make some of our favorite pastries, including Lemon Poppy Seed Coffee Cake, New York Cheesecake, Sugar Crisp Muffins, Puff Pastry, Cheese Straws, Pecan Diamonds, Dobos Torta, Cake Doughnuts, Cheddar Herb Scones, Pate a Choux, Éclairs, and Lemon Merenga Tart.

You’ll leave BAKE! With our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, all the food you made in class and great coupons.

$575.00
1 spot left

June

27

2019

Kids Camp - Teen Cake Decorating

8:00 am
To
12:00 pm

For kids age 14-17. Calling all teens who want to learn the ins and outs of decorating cakes for any occasion! In this 2-day, 4-hour long class they'll learn how to make our delectable buttermilk cake, a light and airy Swiss vanilla buttercream, and our delicious made-from-scratch rolled fondant. 

Day 1                                                                                   

Bake a vanilla buttermilk cake, make vanilla Swiss buttercream, and create your own fondant.

Day 2

Fill, crumb coat and frost your cake. Learn how to decorate with different tips and how to use fondant to make shapes and designs. 

Your teen will leave with a two-tiered decorated cake, our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, and great coupons.

For kids age 14-17.

$250.00
1 spot left

July

2

2019

Cinn-ful Cinnamon Rolls

12:00 pm
To
4:00 pm

One of our most popular 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. Join us and find out how it's done. Learn the basic techniques of creating a sweet dough, including mixing, kneading and rolling, hand-shaping your rolls, and properly proofing them. We'll also demonstrate how to make pecan sticky buns, a staff favorite. Wait until you taste these warm from the oven in class!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, dough to bake at home later, a half dozen big cinnamon rolls and a cinnamon roll wreath you made in class, plus great coupons.
 

$125.00
3 spots left