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 cooking classes both in our teaching kitchens and online for virtual classes. We also offer the ability to customize your experience with private classes, both in-person or virtual.

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. Our baking and cooking classes will leave you with that same joy, the food you made, and the inspiration and skills to continue your baking journey.

Our in-person classes (except for family classes & kids camps) are designed for adults 17 & up. Virtual classes (except for virtual kids classes) are designed for adults as well, however, households are welcome to participate together, so kids can join in the fun, too.

We want to encourage a love of cooking and baking early, so we offer a variety of classes designed for kids. We offer virtual classes and multi-day camps for kids and teens, and more—head to the kids' classes and private classes pages for more information.

Upcoming BAKE! Classes

October

31

2020

Creative Cookies

9:00 am
To
1:00 pm EDT

This Class is being offered virtually. 

Unleash your creativity on cookies! Decorated cookies make great gifts, party favors, stocking stuffers, and holiday centerpieces. In this class, you'll learn to make our tasty sugar cookie dough and use a variety of decorating techniques. You'll make your own cookie dough and fresh fondant from scratch to take home. We'll show you how to decorate with fondant and royal icing, and then you'll get plenty of hands-on practice. We provide an assortment of cookie cutters, but you're welcome to bring your own (3- to 4-inch please).

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, fondant, and a dozen dazzling decorated cookies you created yourself.

What our guests have to say about this class:

Impressive bakes are a lot more accessible than people think and BAKE! can get us there! —Josh B.

Virtual Class
$75.00
3 spots left

October

31

2020

Fried Deliciousness

9:00 am
To
1:00 pm EDT

This class is being offered virtually. 

Join us as we make two of our absolute favorite fried items: cherry hand pies and bacon apple doughnuts (an extra special Zingerman's treat)! We'll make the doughs, the filling, assemble and fry, giving you our tips and tricks along the way for how to fry at home. It'll be delicious! 

Virtual Class
$75.00
5 spots left

October

31

2020

Fabulous French Baguettes

4:00 pm
To
5:30 pm EDT

This class is being offered virtually. 

Learn Zingerman's Bakehouse's traditional French baguette recipe in one of our best classes for new bakers. Most commercial bread labeled “baguette” bears no resemblance to the traditional French bread that Parisian bakers first developed around 1920. When a law went into effect forbidding them from starting to work before 4 am, they began baking the long thin loaves that are synonymous with French baking today. We teach you to make the traditional French baguette recipe—starting with a flavorful poolish, hand-rolling your dough, and ending with a very crisp crust surrounding a soft, holey interior. Imagine serving breakfast to out-of-town guests and bringing out a perfect baguette that they swear must have been airlifted from Paris.

You'll leave BAKE! with our French baguette recipe, the knowledge to recreate it at home, four French baguettes you made in class, and dough to bake later.

What's Different When You Take This Class Virtually:

Please note that this is a two-day class. You will not have an extra dough in the virtual version of this class.

What our guests have to say about this class:

I came in never having tried making bread and I feel I'm leaving with the knowledge to try and create some on my own. —Nate R.

Everyone should know how to make baguettes like this. I've been trying to make good baguettes for awhile. This has opened my mind. —John D.

Taking your baking classes has given me the confidence to bake more frequently, trying new recipes to prepare for friends and family. —Lisa S.

Virtual Class
$85.00
1 spot left

November

1

2020

Superb Soups

2:00 pm
To
6:00 pm EST

This class is being offered virtually.

Learn to make a few of our best selling Zingerman’s Bakehouse soups! Stir up some flavor with these recipes—classic, comforting Chicken Noodle Soup, plus our classic tomato soup. You’ll learn valuable cooking skills that are the building blocks of making great soups at home.

Virtual Class
$75.00
1 spot left

November

4

2020

Autumn Treats

4:00 pm
To
9:00 pm EST

This Class is being offered virtually.

Together we’ll make some super delicious fall treats! A spicy and moist Gingerbread coffee cake, a creamy Pumpkin cheesecake (with a Ginger Jump-up Crust), and, to round it off, caramel-dipped apples. 

Virtual Class
$75.00
5 spots left