Everyone Loves Cupcakes

Who doesn't love a cupcake?! It seems everyone does, probably because they're like a party in the palm of your hand. They can be passed around at parties, no knife required. Plus, one cupcake is the perfect gift to lift someone's spirits. The English refer to them as fairy cakes. Pretty accurate and sweet, we think, and we love having fun with our food. And we know how people somehow get really excited at the sight of miniature food.

Join us for a cupcake-making party in this hands-on class. Together, we'll do a little baking and a lot of decorating, as you create your own tasty and cute-as-a-button cupcakes. First, we'll bake into cupcakes our moist and scrumptious recipe for Vanilla Buttermilk Cake. Next, we'll demonstrate how we make our fluffy Vanilla Swiss Buttercream with a whipped egg white and sugar meringue. Then, we'll show you different ways to use both vanilla Swiss buttercream and chocolate buttercream for piping on top to cover your freshly baked cupcakes. And the fun really starts when we use our made-from-scratch Fondant to decorate what you've made. It tastes like sweet vanilla, melts in your mouth, and opens up a world of decorating possibilities.

You'll have plenty of time to let the creativity flow onto your cupcakes as you create your own designs and make your own shapes. We think you'll be eager to show off your cake art to your friends, family, or coworkers when you're done with class. Like all our cakes at Zingerman's Bakehouse, we believe in cupcakes that taste as good as they look. So be sure to enjoy your cakes responsibly, at room temperature for maximum flavor and ideal texture.

You'll leave the BAKE! class with our recipes; the knowledge to recreate them at home; and the dozen decorated cupcakes 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: You'll need a stand mixer with paddle and whip attachments to make the cupcakes and Swiss buttercream.


What our guests have to say about this class:

I usually prefer to cook, but baking was so much fun. —Casey S.

Lots to learn for experienced or inexperienced attendees. —Lynn L.

This class validated some things I'm doing correctly and taught me new skills. —Robyn S.

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

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