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.

Upcoming BAKE! Classes

August

5

2020

Virtual Better Bagels and Bialys

9:00 am
To
1:30 pm

At Zingerman’s Bakehouse we bake bagels as they were a long time ago - crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, with big flavor, and a hole you can stick your finger through. Let us teach you to make a great bagel in your own home, in this online, interactive class via Zoom.

You’ll mix your dough from scratch, knead it by hand, shape it into rings, then boil and bake your bagels to get just the right texture. You’ll choose your seeds too. We’ll also show you traditional bialys, a crispy, chewy roll with a center of slow-roasted onions and poppy seeds. This class will give you a great go-to recipe. Who wouldn’t be impressed waking up to fresh-baked bagels? After all, better bagels could make for better weekends!

We can’t wait to (virtually!) bake with you! With your registration, you will receive the student guide, a grocery and equipment list, and any associated information for the class. You will also receive a link to the Zoom invite. This is your invitation into the class! Consider adding it to your Calendar. 

We encourage you to look through the recipes at this time and the list of ingredients and equipment you will need to have handy in order to plan your trip to the store and have your class run smoothly. 

Day of Class

  • We ask that you have your ingredients out and ready to scale before class. We can all scale together, just make sure to have ingredients accessible. 

  • While not required by BAKE! Law, we highly, highly, highly recommend that you use a scale to ensure the best results and accuracy when baking. 

  • On the day of your class, gather your ingredients, and make yourself comfortable. Expect to see your instructor ready to invite you in 5-10 minutes before class starts. We will do (with some tweaking!) carry on our class as we do our in-person public classes...but this time, you’ll bring your own apron! 

General Thoughts

We understand and expect that we will all work at different speeds, and ask that you be courteous of this in our classes. We have limited our class size to 12 (households, that is, we know there may be more than one of you participating in each home) to ensure that everyone gets the attention and help that they need. 

Since this is a new format for us, we’re learning as we go along! Any feedback or suggestions you have can be sent to [email protected] 

Virtual Class
$75.00
6 spots left

August

5

2020

Virtual Creative Cookies

9:00 am
To
1:00 pm

Unleash your creativity virtually on cookies! Decorated cookies make great gifts, party favors, stocking stuffers, and holiday centerpieces. In this online Zoom 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. We'll show you how to decorate with fondant and royal icing, and then you'll get plenty of hands-on practice. You provide the cookie cutters! 

Virtual Class
$75.00
6 spots left

August

6

2020

Virtual Who You Calling a Cream Puff?

9:00 am
To
12:30 pm

Ever wonder how to make those tender hollow little cream puff shells? Well, join us in this online, interactive class via Zoom, to find out! Learn the history and basic techniques of creating sweet and savory pastries from pâte à choux (pot-a-shoo) dough. You'll make your own craquelin-topped cream puffs, along with pastry cream to fill them.  Plus we'll demonstrate how to make classic crullers and savory gougeres. These recipes will kick your entertaining up several notches.

**It is helpful to have a stand mixer and a paddle attachment but not 100% necessary.**

We can’t wait to (virtually!) bake with you! With your registration, you will receive the student guide, a grocery and equipment list, and any associated information for the class. You will also receive a link to the Zoom invite. This is your invitation into the class! Consider adding it to your Calendar.

We encourage you to look through the recipes at this time and the list of ingredients and equipment you will need to have handy in order to plan your trip to the store and have your class run smoothly. 

Day of Class

  • We ask that you have your ingredients out and ready to scale before class. We can all scale together, just make sure to have ingredients accessible. 

  • Please have a look at the equipment list to make sure you’ve got everything handy. 

  • While not required by BAKE! Law, we highly, highly, highly recommend that you use a scale to ensure the best results and accuracy when baking. 

  • On the day of your class, gather your ingredients, and make yourself comfortable. Expect to see your instructor ready to invite you in 5-10 minutes before class starts. We will do (with some tweaking!) carry on our class as we do our in-person public classes...but this time, you’ll bring your own apron! 

General Thoughts

We understand and expect that we will all work at different speeds, and ask that you be courteous of this in our classes. We have limited our class size to 12 to ensure that everyone gets the attention and help that they need. 

Since this is a new format for us, we’re learning as we go along! Any feedback or suggestions you have can be sent to [email protected]

Virtual Class
$60.00
8 spots left

August

6

2020

Virtual Amber Waves of Grain

9:00 am
To
1:30 pm

For most people, the phrase “American bread” conjures some unfortunate stereotypes: most are bland, wheat bread is dry, and biscuits are dense. In this online, interactive class via Zoom you’ll taste just how good American breads can be.

You’ll learn to make flavorful Michigan Wheat bread, buttery biscuits, and our classic Bakehouse White bread OR burger buns (we’ll show you both!) Get plenty of hands-on practice at mixing, kneading, and shaping too. Once you’ve taken this class, you’ll never have to settle for stereotypes again!

We can’t wait to (virtually!) bake with you! With your registration, you will receive the student guide, a grocery and equipment list, and any associated information for the class. You will also receive a link to the Zoom invite. This is your invitation into the class! Consider adding it to your Calendar. 

Day of Class

  • We ask that you have your ingredients out and ready to scale before class. We can all scale together, just make sure to have ingredients accessible. 

  • Please have a look at the equipment list to make sure you’ve got everything handy. 

  • While not required by BAKE! Law, we highly, highly, highly recommend that you use a scale to ensure the best results and accuracy when baking. 

  • On the day of your class, gather your ingredients and make yourself comfortable. Expect to see your instructor ready to invite you in 5-10 minutes before class starts. We will do (with some tweaking!) carry on our class as we do our in-person public classes...but this time, you’ll bring your own apron! 

General Thoughts

We understand and expect that we will all work at different speeds, and ask that you be courteous of this in our classes. We have limited our class size to 12 (households, that is, we know there may be more than one of you participating in each home) to ensure that everyone gets the attention and help that they need. 


Since this is a new format for us, we’re learning as we go along! Any feedback or suggestions you have can be sent to [email protected]

Virtual Class
$75.00
6 spots left

August

7

2020

Virtual Sweet and Savory Galettes

1:30 pm
To
5:00 pm

A galette is a fancy French word for a free-form pie. It sounds and looks impressive, but we’ll show you how to master this rustic but elegant pastry. 

In this online, interactive class via Zoom, we’ll start with an important building block, mixing, rolling, and shaping a basic butter pie dough. Then we’ll use it to create individual savory galettes filled with herbed goat cheese and sliced tomatoes. Then we’ll bake a gorgeous, large, sweet galette—with almond frangipane and seasonal fruit. 

We can’t wait to (virtually!) bake with you! With your registration, you will receive the student guide, a grocery and equipment list, and any associated information for the class. You will also receive a link to the Zoom invite. This is your invitation into the class! Consider adding it to your Calendar.

We encourage you to look through the recipes at this time and the list of ingredients and equipment you will need to have handy in order to plan your trip to the store and have your class run smoothly. 

Day of Class

  • We ask that you have your ingredients out and ready to scale before class. We can all scale together, just make sure to have ingredients accessible. 

  • Please have a look at the equipment list to make sure you’ve got everything handy. 

  • While not required by BAKE! Law, we highly, highly, highly recommend that you use a scale to ensure the best results and accuracy when baking. 

  • On the day of your class, gather your ingredients, and make yourself comfortable. Expect to see your instructor ready to invite you in 5-10 minutes before class starts. We will do (with some tweaking!) carry on our class as we do our in-person public classes...but this time, you’ll bring your own apron! 

General Thoughts

We understand and expect that we will all work at different speeds, and ask that you be courteous of this in our classes. We have limited our class size to 12 (households, that is, we know there may be more than one of you participating in each home) to ensure that everyone gets the attention and help that they need. 

Since this is a new format for us, we’re learning as we go along! Any feedback or suggestions you have can be sent to [email protected] 

Virtual Class
$60.00
11 spots left