Events & Tastings

Oct
04
2017
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$125.00

Gluten free crusts that taste good! You’ll make a a double crusted apple pie and a single crust pecan pie, all using gluten free doughs you'll make from scratch.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two pies, one dough to bake later and great coupons.

Please keep in mind our facility is not gluten free and we are not gluten free experts, but we are passionate bakers and teachers with some darn tasty gluten free recipes.

Oct
04
2017
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$125.00

Making a coffeecake is worth it for the smell alone! In this hands-on class you'll craft three different coffeecakes so good you’ll be baking them for years to come- including our popular hot cocoa coffeecake, blueberry buckle and banana bread with salted pecan praline. You'll have your household jumping out of bed in the morning for your fresh baked creation!

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

Oct
04
2017
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
$35.00

Join us for an informative evening as two craft chocolate makers share their stories of sourcing cacao and making chocolate, while we taste an assortment of Conexion Chocolate's direct trade chocolate (débuting at the Deli in October!) and Grocer's Daughter's hand-made truffles.

We are thrilled to be hosting Jenny Samaniego, founder of Conexión Chocolate, visiting us from Ecuador, and Jody Haden, truffle maker and owner of Grocer's Daughter Chocolate, located in Empire, MI. These amazing women have each grown their own unique business committed to ethically-sourced cacao, while at the same time crafting complex and flavorful chocolates. We’ll get to hear all about their adventures to cacao farms and the farmers they’ve met along the way.

Jenny Samaniego’s mission is to celebrate and grow the market for Ecuador's fine flavored Arriba Nacional cocoa beans. Jenny grew up in Quito, Ecuador, where her father worked for one of the best hotels in the country and she graduated with a Hospitality Management degree so she learned early on to value exceptional quality and service. After moving to the States and working for international chocolate companies like Pacari and Vintage Plantations in various roles, Jenny launched Conexión to represent and grow the market for her beloved Ecuadorian cocoa. She is inspired by Ecuador's hardworking cocoa farmers and is dedicated to making a world-class chocolate to showcase the unique flavors of Ecuadorian cocoa. In 2017, Jenny's chocolate formulations were awarded both silver and bronze in the prestigious Academy of Chocolate awards.

Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.

Oct
05
2017
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$125.00

If you’ve already got the perfect flaky crust and tasty fillings down pat, join us for these dazzling pie decorating techniques! In this hands-on class we’ll show you a few fancy embellishments for your pies: the classic lattice to make a double crusted cooked fruit filling pie, using small cookie cutters to cut out shapes, how to create a braided edge, and a few other simple, yet beautiful designs to decorate the edge of a single crust pie (which will be ready for your use at home). You’ll get lots of hands-on experience making, rolling, and decorating your pies!

You'll leave BAKE! with the knowledge to decorate pies at home, two pies you made in class, and great coupons.

Oct
05
2017
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.

Oct
06
2017
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$100.00

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.

Oct
06
2017
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$125.00

One of our most popular classes because we teach you Zingerman's beloved croissant recipe. There are very few places in the world outside of France where you can get a good, truly flaky, buttery croissant. Zingerman’s Bakehouse is one of them. There are some tricks but it’s mostly about taking the time to do it right. And when you smell and taste these treats, you’ll be happy that you did. In this class you’ll learn the basic techniques of creating traditional butter laminated dough. You'll make our plain butter croissant recipe in class, as well as almond and chocolate filled!

You'll leave BAKE! with our croissant recipe, the knowledge to recreate it at home, a dozen croissants you made in class, croissant dough to bake later and great coupons.
**You may want to bring a cooler to put your take-home croissant dough in, if you are traveling more than an hour to attend class.

Oct
06
2017
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$30.00

On the eve of this year’s U of M vs. MSU football game we are getting into the rivalry spirit! We’ll taste a spread of cheeses from our own Zingerman’s Creamery here in Ann Arbor and those made by the Dairy Plant at Michigan State University. We’ll explore the rich history of dairy in our great state and end on a sweet note with ice cream & gelato. Bread and additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided.

Oct
07
2017
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$125.00

One of our most popular classes! Your family and house guests won't soon forget waking up to the aroma of butter, cinnamon, and muscovado brown sugar permeating the house from the fresh baked sweet rolls. Join us and find out how it's done. Learn the basic techniques of creating a sweet dough including mixing, kneading and rolling, hand-shaping your rolls, and properly proofing them. We'll also demonstrate how to make pecan sticky buns, a staff favorite. Wait until you taste these warm from the oven in class!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, dough to bake at home later, a half dozen big cinnamon rolls and a cinnamon roll wreath you made in class, plus great coupons.

Oct
07
2017
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$125.00

Brownies are easy even without a box mix, but you really can taste the difference when you make them with great ingredients. We’ll make four different varieties including our very own magic brownie (called one of the top 20 recipes of all time by Midwest Living Magazine), a fudgy brownie, buenos aires brownies with dulce de leche caramel and pecan blondies. After tasting all of these brownies you’ll leave feeling magical.

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