Take a BAKE!-cation®

Fantasy Camp for Home Bakers

Kids in the classroom

Our BAKE!-cations® are the ultimate experience for the home baker! We guide you through a comprehensive education in bread and pastry techniques in a fun, exciting, relaxed and always hands-on classroom full of good humor and expert instruction. We feature both week-long and weekend BAKE!-cations® that include breakfast and lunch everyday, and we promise that you'll need to bring along an empty suitcase to bring home all the great stuff you've made.

One of the "best, most affordable" cooking classes in the world.

- Every Day with Rachael Ray, September 2010.
Focaccia bread

All About Wood-Fired Ovens with Alejandro Ramon

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 our 2-day weekend hands-on class. This is a one-of-a-kind culinary experience that exclusively will use the BAKE! Wood-Fired Oven led by former BAKE! Instructor and Oven Builder Alejandro Ramon. You will join fellow enthusiasts to learn how to fire the oven, manage the fire, and transition the oven’s heat for various styles of Wood-Fired Oven cooking and baking techniques.
To showcase the versatility of the oven we’ll be making pita, Napoli-style pizza, focaccia, Tuscan roasted pork tenderloin, balsamic roasted beets, roasted sweet potato and fennel, a rustic pear tart, and southern cornbread. 

You’ll take home wood-fired oven recipes, tip & techniques, resources guides, equipment list, and all the food you made in class!
 

Dates for the Class Price Class Status Register
Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
$600.00 1 spot left
sourdough round sliced

BAKE!-cation Weekend: Bread

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!

This will be an intensive weekend of baking and demonstrations of some of our favorite breads: Sourdough, Farm, 8 Grain, Paesano, Detroit Style Pizza, Wurtzelbrot, Vortekaker, Quinoa Flax, Biscuits, Cornbread, Roadhouse Bread, Lángos, Grissini, and Bialys.

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

What our guests have to say about this class:

I have always baked sweet goodies, but this bread BAKE!-cation has given me so much guidance to jump into breads. It's really expanded my baking. —Julie D.

I thought the "joke" about needing a suitcase for all the bread really was a joke. It is not. —Christina C.

I wanted to improve my bread knowledge and this did that. —Susan A.

Dates for the Class Price Class Status Register
Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, April 12, 2020 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
$500.00 10 spots left
Square slices of Esterhazy cake

BAKE!-cation Weekend: Cake

Want to learn to create five very different, beautiful and delicious cakes and go home with them too? Then join us for this cake lover's dream weekend! We'll make sponge cake, butter cake, flourless cake, lady fingers, butter cream, and fondant. You'll also learn techniques for splitting cake layers, crumb coating, icing, rolling fondant, butter cream piping and basic decorating. You'll learn these recipes and skills while making a couple of the Bakehouse's most popular cakes- the "ribbon cake", an all American butter cake with chocolate butter cream and fondant ribbons and Hummingbird cake, a southern classic with pineapple, pecan, banana, and coconut. Then we'll make a few European Coffeehouse classics- the Austrian cardinal slice with espresso and two Hungarian tortas, the Esterhazy with walnuts and Rigó Jancsi with dark chocolate and rum.

Your BAKE!-cation weekend also includes breakfast and lunch each day. While you're here enjoy the great restaurants, farmer's markets and theaters Ann Arbor has to offer.

You'll leave BAKE! with several tested recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a full stomach and five complete cakes you made in class.

Dates for the Class Price Class Status Register
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
$575.00 8 spots left
lemon merenga a meringue tart close up from our pastry making class

BAKE!-cation Weekend: Pastry

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, Zing Classics 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.

WHAT OUR GUESTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS CLASS:

Puff pastry is so much easier to make than I thought! I will definitely try this at home soon. —Kerri D.

I find home baking is so much more fun with all the new techniques, tricks, and tips I pick up. —Priya S.

I learned a ton! I wasn't much of a baker, but now there's so much more I feel like I can do! —Alan P.

Dates for the Class Price Class Status Register
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
$575.00 7 spots left
pecan pie baking class by Antonis Achilleos

BAKE!-cation Weekend: Pie

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!

The world of pie is big, round (usually) and deep (dish)! In this flaky, filling, and fun weekend we’ll bake a whole gambit of pies...chicken pot pie, fried fruit pie, Patti Pocket hand pies, cream pie, double crust Jumbleberry pie, calzones pizza pie with Parmigiano Reggiano®, pasty beef pie, Bakehouse signature pecan pie, hot water crust pie with pancetta, white bean, and swiss chard filling, and Mississippi Mud Pie. Hold onto your rolling pins. This is going to be some weekend.

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

Dates for the Class Price Class Status Register
Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, June 7, 2020 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
$575.00 5 spots left
pasties

BAKE!-cation Weekend: Savory

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!

This is the most mouth-watering, lip-smacking collection of recipes we've ever assembled! In this 2 day action packed baking extravaganza you'll learn the wide variety of baking techniques behind a savory line up of baked goods. The roster includes ham and cheese croissants, parmesan pepper bread with chunks of Parmigiano Reggiano®, Quiche Lorraine, Beef Pasties, Potato Knish, our Cheddar Herb Scones, a demo of maple bacon doughnuts and so much more! Your BAKE!-cation includes breakfast and lunch each day. 

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a full tummy, boxes of amazing food you made in class, and great coupons.

Dates for the Class Price Class Status Register
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
$575.00 Sold out Add me to the waitlist
Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
$575.00 11 spots left
coconut pie by Antonis Achilleos

BAKE!-cation Weekend: Staff Picks

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!

Don’t miss this very special 2-day weekend full of sweet and savory recipes that are the top picks of Zingerman’s Bakehouse staff. You’ll learn a wide variety of techniques when you make and watch demonstrations of Ginger Jump Up cookies, Buenos Aires Brownies, Coconut Cream Pie, Brioche Buns, French Baguettes, Cinnamon Rolls, Sour Cream Coffee Cake, Somodi Kálacs. Phew! Bakers know how to eat!

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

What our guests have to say about this class:

The instruction, set up, help, results, and encouragement of the Zingerman's staff provides a safe environment for new bakers as well as wonderful expertise for experts! —Wendy R.

I look forward to my weekend away each year! —Deb B.

It just blows me away how much we can learn in only 2 days. —Colleen M.

Dates for the Class Price Class Status Register
Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, July 19, 2020 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
$575.00 12 spots left