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.
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 Sold out Add me to the waitlist
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 Sold out Add me to the waitlist
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.

What our guests have to say about this class:

The quality of ingredients used and the amount of baked goods sent home was amazing! —Lisa S.

I'm looking forward to adding pies to my cooking and baking rotation. I avoided making them before, but now I have more confidence and knowledge. —Heidi B.

Valuable skills to last a lifetime and pass on from generation to generation. —Linda L.

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 Sold out Add me to the waitlist
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 prosciutto and parmesan croissants, demo of our New York-style pizza, 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, August 1, 2020 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
$575.00 5 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 2 spots left