Events & Tastings

Jun
15
2019
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$125.00

Our Guinness Beef Stew is so rich and flavorful that Amy says, “I’ve since stopped up making my family’s stew recipe.” Beware this might happen to you too! To sop up the stewy sauce we’ll make soft and tasty Baps - a dreamy little dinner roll. Need a little something for dessert? Let’s make classic shortbread cookies.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, dinner for four and great coupons.

Jun
15
2019
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
$75.00

Learn the secrets to traditional German-style soft pretzels made with lard and dipped in lye. We will teach you how to form the crossed pretzel shape and tell you the story of why a monk decided to have this food be “in prayer.”You'll also shape the stick or baguette we make at the Bakehouse.These simple but tasty rolls are sure to become a family favorite. We'll also answer the “burning” question, “Are these dipped in the same lye used to make soap?” We'll end class tasting some warm pretzels with a little mustard and Zingerman's Creamery pimento cheese.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipe, the knowledge to recreate it at home, a dozen pretzels you made in class and great coupons.

*This class was formerly known as "Bavarian Baguettes: a.k.a. German Pretzels"

Jun
16
2019
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$125.00

A sweet selection of Eastern European traditions, like comfort food breads you could say. Each one is soft and sweet, like a hug from your grandma (or bubbe, or mummo). In this fun hands-on class, you’ll make Bulla bread, a cardamom roll from Sweden and Finland, Povitica, a cinnamon walnut roll from Croatia, and Babka, a Jewish chocolate swirl loaf. With these recipes in hand, you can surely host a world-class brunch!

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

Jun
16
2019
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
$100.00

In this class, you’ll create a world-class tiramisu from scratch! We’ll make every component and assemble them together to make something special. You'll make chiffon cake, espresso syrup,and zabaglione, a cooked custard made with a bit of marsala wine. And that's not all. There's also the addition of mascarpone cheese, whipped cream and a generous dusting of cocoa. You'll get hands-on practice for a few key baking techniques, like whipping egg whites, cooking custard, whipping cream, folding mixtures, and piping cake batter. Wait until you taste how magically each flavor blends together to make one of our favorite Italian sweets.

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

Jun
22
2019
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
$575.00

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, New York 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.

Jun
29
2019
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
$75.00

Hop on the tahini train! We’ve been experimenting in the kitchen with the latest culinary craze, tahini (rich sesame paste). And we’re using a particularly great organic tahini we sourced from Turkey. In this class you’ll bake tahini butter cookies, tahini banana bread made with Michigan wheat flour and black sesame seeds, and tahini and almond filled croissants with a carob drizzle. (Due to time constraints, we will provide you with already baked croissants to fill.) They'll add excitement and flavor to your baker's recipe box.

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

Jun
29
2019
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
$75.00

Jan 2019
You can make your own fresh pasta at home! We’ll teach you two classic doughs, two sauces, and some traditional shaping techniques. Learn these versatile recipes for Southern Italian semolina pasta and Northern Italian egg pasta, as well as classic marinara sauce. We'll also demonstrate making a fresh pesto sauce with fresh basil and Parmigiano Reggiano®. You’ll get hands-on practice with various pasta rolling and shaping techniques. These can be the inspiration for all the pasta creations you can dream up at home.

Feb-Aug 2019
You can make your own fresh pasta at home! We’ll teach you egg wheat pasta dough and a variety of shapes, as well as how to make and fill ravioli. We’ll also demonstrate both rye pasta andMarinara sauce, which we’ll send you home to top all the pasta you make in class. These can be the inspiration for all the pasta creations you can dream up at home.

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

Jun
30
2019
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$125.00

A sweet selection of Eastern European traditions, like comfort food breads you could say. Each one is soft and sweet, like a hug from your grandma (or bubbe, or mummo). In this fun hands-on class, you’ll make Bulla bread, a cardamom roll from Sweden and Finland, Povitica, a cinnamon walnut roll from Croatia, and Babka, a Jewish chocolate swirl loaf. With these recipes in hand, you can surely host a world-class brunch!

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

Jul
06
2019
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$125.00

A galette is a fancy French word for a free-form tart. It sounds and looks impressive, but we’ll show you how to master this rustic but elegant pastry. First we’ll start with an important building block, mixing, rolling and shaping a basic butter pie dough. Then we’ll use it create individual savory galettes filled with herbed goat cheese (from Zingerman’s Creamery) and sliced tomatoes. Then we’ll bake a gorgeous, large, sweet galette—with almond frangipane and seasonal fruit (apple in March-June, peach in July-Aug). These are the recipes to roll out at your next dinner party.

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

Jul
06
2019
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$125.00

Ever wonder how to make those tender hollow little cream puff shells? Well, join us to find out! Learn the history and basic techniques of creating sweet and savory pastries from pâte à choux (pot-a-shoo) dough. You'll make your own dough and pipe éclairs and cream puffs. We’ll make pastry cream, whipped cream, and chocolate ganache to fill your creations. These recipes will kick your entertaining up several notches.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a dozen and a half cream puffs, pastry cream and ganache to use later, and great coupons.