Boston Cream Pie

zingerman's bakehouse boston cream pie virtual class

In spite of its name, Boston Cream Pie is actually a layer cake. It also happens to be the official dessert of the state of Massachusetts. The Bakehouse’s take on this American classic consists of two layers of moist vanilla chiffon cake (a light sponge cake made with meringue), filled with vanilla bean pastry cream, covered in a thin layer of vanilla Swiss buttercream, and glazed in rich dark chocolate ganache. It's been a wildly popular addition to the Bakehouse’s cake menu, having never gone “on vacation” since its debut. 

In this class, we’ll teach you how to make all the components of our Boston Cream Pie, plus several valuable baking techniques along the way: vanilla chiffon cake, brushed with simple syrup; vanilla bean pastry cream; vanilla Swiss buttercream; and dark chocolate ganache. These are wonderful base pastry recipes that can be used in many other applications as well, so they'll be great to add to your repertoire! We’ll then assemble all the components together to make a delicious dessert that will be a welcome addition to family dinners, birthdays, and holidays.

You’ll leave this BAKE! class with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, and the 9-inch Boston Cream Pie you made in class.

In-Person: We'll end class with a tasting of what we made and you'll go home with some great coupons.

Virtual: To make Boston Cream Pie, you'll need a stand mixer with paddle and whisk attachments or a hand-held mixer.

What our guests have to say about this class:

Looking forward to expanding my skills and using components of the class in other desserts. —Denise A.

Additional Products

Basic Pastry Baking Kit


Our Basic Pastry Kit is ideal for newer pastry bakers, and includes tools we typically use for baked goods like scones, cookies, and brownies. It comes packed with the following equipment: a bowl scraper, a bench knife, an oven thermometer, ten sheets of parchment paper, a small pastry brush, a small offset spatula, 1 oz portion scoop, and a french rolling pin. The price includes ground shipping. For more in-depth equipment descriptions please go to our FAQ page or send us an email at [email protected].

Everything Pastry Baking Kit


Want to elevate your baked goods to baked greats? Our Everything Pastry Kit adds more handy tools we like to use for baking, decorating, and displaying your delicious works of art. In addition to everything from the Basic Pastry Kit (bowl scraper, bench knife, oven thermometer, parchment paper, pastry brush, small offset spatula, 1 oz scoop, rolling pin), it comes packed with the following equipment: a pastry blender, 1/3 oz portion scoop, a whisk, large and small piping bags, a large star and a large round decorating tips, and 3 cake boards—10x14-inch rectangle, 9-inch round, and a 12-inch round. The price includes ground shipping. For more in-depth equipment descriptions please go to our FAQ page or send us an email at [email protected].

Our classes (except for family classes & kids camps) are for adults 17 & up.

Dates for the Class Class Format Price Class Status Register
Sunday, July 7, 2024 - 1:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
In-Person $135.00 8 spots left