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

April

21

2019

Creative Cookies

8:00 am
To
12:00 pm

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" 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, plus great coupons.

$100.00
3 spots left

April

21

2019

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
3 spots left

April

21

2019

Fabulous French Baguettes

1:30 pm
To
5:30 pm
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 a.m., 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, dough to bake later and great coupons.
$100.00
3 spots left

April

24

2019

More Really Good Multigrain Breads

10:00 am
To
2:00 pm

Our BAKE! principal, Sara, is really passionate about baking bread and is always on a mission to create even more really great tasting whole grain breads for our repertoire and yours. In this class, you’ll bake a multigrain boule made with whole wheat, farina and oats, a quinoa-and-flax-seed sandwich loaf, and kamut-and-fig bread. It will great hands-on practice with bread techniques including creating a "soaker" with your grains and working with yeasted doughs. Not to mention the satisfaction of making your own healthy loaves with great texture and full flavor. Eat well and feel well!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, 6 loaves of bread and great coupons.

$125.00
1 spot left

April

25

2019

Flatbreads Around The World

10:00 am
To
2:00 pm

This class takes you all the way back to the origin of bread. Flatbreads have been around since humans first picked wheat off the stalk and decided to grind it and heat it. In this class you’ll make whole wheat tortillas, za'atar bread, and einkorn naan; and we’ll demonstrate how to make a proper matzo. Learn everything you need to know to make these versatile, full-flavored breads.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a dozen flatbreads and great coupons.

$100.00
8 spots left