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. (Virtual kids' classes are generally recommended for kids 8 and up, however, if you have younger kids that enjoy cooking, an adult helper is welcome to participate with them). We also offer virtual private classes that are great for kids' birthday parties and families that are educating at home. When available, in-person kids' classes include multi-day summer camps, teen classes, and family classes.
Saveur Magazine searched high and low for a rye bread that would stand up to their pastrami and corned beef. To their surprise, they didn't find that rye in NYC, they found it here in Ann Arbor at Zingerman's!
Rachael Ray recommends BAKE! classes as one of "the best, most affordable ones out there."
Loafing Around in Ann Arbor, MI on Bake-cation
Chicago Sun Times
"The best part is you get to make a mess doing the fun stuff: baking. Zingerman's takes care of the not-so-fun prep work and cleanup," enthuses Chicago Sun Times travel editor Lori Rackl, who attended a recent 4-day Zingerman's Bake-cation. Rackl adds that the classes "are designed for all skill levels, from Martha Stewarts in the making to those whose baking experience consists of popping open a tube of refrigerated cookie dough."
Free Press food writer Sylvia Rector reports on the four-day BAKE-cation.
What Are Are our Baking Classes Like?
Very hands-on! Whether in person or virtual, roll up your sleeves and dig in. This will help you learn the recipes. Though occasionally we do offer demonstration classes for those who prefer to just observe.
Designed for home bakers of different skill levels! From those of you who have never touched a measuring spoon in your life to those who feel pretty accomplished and want to learn more.
Available for all ages! We offer in-person adult classes, kid’s camps and classes, and family classes, as well as virtual classes for adults (or households) and kids classes.
Informative! Each class includes a discussion of ingredients and a time to taste in order to understand the value of using flavorful ingredients and using traditional methods in youryou baking and cooking. At Zingerman's we say "You really can taste the difference!"
A comfortable way to learn! Whether in our classroom or your kitchen, class size is limited to a dozen students and includes at least two instructors. You'll get one-on-one instruction and all of your questions answered.
Guaranteed to fill your belly! Not only will you be tasting what we create during the class, you will create a generous amount of delicious baked goods to share with friends and family.
Fun! Of course.
Bonus: For in-person classes, we do all the measuring and cleaning up!
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