Events & Tastings

Jan
19
2019
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$100.00

Ever wonder how those smooth fancy fondant-covered cakes are made? What exactly IS fondant anyway? In this class we take you through the steps of making your own fondant that actually tastes good. That’s right, fresh hand-made fondant from scratch! We'll show you the basic techniques for coloring, shaping and cutting out fondant. Then you'll split, fill, cover and decorate your own cake to take home. The next time there’s a birthday in your house, you’ll know how to make a cake that will leave everyone asking “How did you DO that?!”
You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a 6" cake you decorated in class, fondant to use later and great coupons.

Jan
19
2019
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
$100.00

The secret is out! Learn the recipe for our signature sour cream coffee cake with ribbons of cinnamon brown sugar and toasted walnuts. It’s a Bakehouse classic that graces the cover of our cookbook (available now at most Zingerman's locations and wherever books are sold), not to mention our most popular mail order gift. In class you’ll also make our lovelylemon poppyseed version. The sour cream coffee cake batter is a scrumptious start that can easily be dressed up with other mix ins at home. This is sure to be a treasured recipe in your house for years to come!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two coffee cakes, and great coupons.

Jan
20
2019
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
$250.00

Did you know you can travel from Puglia to Genoa to Sicily without leaving Ann Arbor? In Mambo Italiano, we’ll take you on a bread-baking tour across Italy and you’ll return home with loads of Paesano, Rustic Italian, focaccia, and sesame semolina breads and the skills to make them any time you want to satisfy the craving for an Italian holiday. This is a full day of Italian baking from finding out what a poolish is to brushing olive oil on your focaccia dough and a nice Bakehouse lunch in between. You'll get plenty of hands-on practice at working with yeasted doughs, including kneading, shaping and proofing too. While our loaves are rising we'll sneak into the Bakehouse to see it done on a much larger scale.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two loaves of Paesano, two rounds of foccacia, two loaves of Rustic Italian, two loaves of sesame semolina, a poolish to make more bread at home and great coupons. Not to mention a full tummy from a great Bakehouse lunch and bread sampling throughout the day.

Read more about our Rustic Italian and Paesano breads on our blog!

Jan
20
2019
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
$100.00

This is a photo worthy dessert that’s sure to impress your guests. You'll make all the components from scratch and learn several valuable baking techniques along the way: a swiss cake roll made with vanilla chiffon cake & raspberry preserve and a raspberry bavarian cream. The real magic happens during assembly. Wait till you see and taste it!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, one 8" cake and great coupons.

Jan
20
2019
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$150.00

Why order in when you can make it better from scratch at home? Shih-Wen Wu, an instructor for the Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan, comes to BAKE! To teach the art of making two versatile Chinese snacks. You will learn the Chinese dumpling, also known as "JiaoZi,”one filling is pork, shrimp and Chinese garlic chive and the other vegetarian filling is tofu, spinach, mung bean noodle, and shiitake mushroom. You will also learn to make Chinese Scallion Pancakes. With these two recipes in hand, everyone will be inviting themselves over to your house.

You will leave BAKE! With the recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, the JaioZi and scallion pancakes you made in class and great coupons!

Jan
23
2019
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$100.00

Learn to make just a few of our favorite house made soups at the Bakehouse. Stir up some flavor with Gabor’s Butter Bean and Ham with Hungarian paprika and 5 O’clock Cheddar Ale, We’ll also demonstrate how to make the perfect matzoh ball when we cook up Tibor’s matzoh ball soup with goose broth, the traditional Hungarian version. You'll learn valuable cooking skills that are the building blocks of making great soups. These recipes are sure to be added to the family's mealtime most requested list.

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

Jan
23
2019
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$100.00

If our Mambo Italiano class is the grand tour, this is more like a trip to Little Italy. All the fun and flavor in half the time. We’ll make sesame semolina from Sicily and focaccia from Genoa. You'll learn all the techniques of mixing, kneading, shaping, proofing and baking these yeasted breads at home. From the nutty flavor of sesame semolina to the olive oil infused decadence of focaccia, soon you too will be saying Viva Italia!
You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two loaves of sesame semolina, two focaccia rounds, semolina dough to bake later, a poolish to make more bread at home and great coupons.

Jan
24
2019
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
$100.00

Learn these unique baking techniques! Make Conchas (brioche covered with a lightly sweet sea shell-like top) and Cochinitos de piloncillo (pig shaped soft cookies sweetened with spiced sugar cane syrup). We’ll also demonstrate Churros, a piped and fried cinnamon sugar pastry. Don’t miss it, it’s going to be fun with food!

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

Jan
24
2019
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$125.00

We became friends with Eli and Tino of Dresdner Backhaus, a famous bakery in Dresden, Germany. When working with them we exchanged recipes and experience freely. Come and learn three breads our German friends taught us: Dinkelbrot, a spelt bread and sunflower loaf; Wurzelbrot, a rye and wheat baguette; and Vinschgauer, a savory seasoned mountain roll delicious with ham and cheese. You might want to have some at home ready for your return from class!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two baguettes, two loaves, 6 large rolls, and great coupons.

Jan
25
2019
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
$200.00

Named for the patron saint of bakers and pastry chefs, the St. Honore is an over the top French dessert. It's a marriage of cream puffs and a napoleon. You'll learn a variety of classic techniques and components that can be used in this recipe and in many other applications as well: puff pastry, pate choux, pastry cream, whipped cream, and caramelized sugar. This dessert isa project but well worth the effort. Any dessert that is built out of other desserts is a winner in our book and is sure to impress in your guests! This class also includes a great Bakehouse lunch!

You’ll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a fully tummy, a complete Gateau St. Honore you made in class and great coupons.