Events & Tastings

Feb
06
2020
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
$130.00

Experience three classics from Detroit institutions that have been around since the 1920s and 1940s. Together we'll bake Detroit-style deep dish pizza with caramelized cheese edges baked in a blue steel pan, spiced almond cookies in the traditional windmill shape, and a long john coffee cake with a butter, brown sugar, and walnut streusel. Get a little piece of history and a big bite of flavor, along with plenty of hands-on practice, and tips for mastering these new recipes.

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

What our guests have to say about this class:

This class helped me realize that baking isn't as intimidating as I had feared, and can be fun (and not just a chore). —Remy D.

These classes make home baking seem much more doable. —Margaret B.

I never wanted to make pizza at home but now I definitely will. —Arielle J.

Feb
06
2020
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$130.00

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.

What our guests have to say about this class:

It was a fun and friendly environment and the instructions were easy to understand. I think this has jumpstarted my desire to explore new recipes. —David J.

This is my favorite class I've taken—I see myself making all of these items over and over again. —Jeanne B.

Feb
06
2020
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
$45.00

Our most popular tasting! Single varietal chocolate bars from our partners at Zingerman’s Next Door Café, select artisan cheeses and complimentary Michigan wines! Get your taste buds tingling. Go home with decadent pairing ideas for your next gathering!

Feb
07
2020
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$110.00

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. Like many American foods, there is a storied history along with a debated controversy about where to award credit for creating the original version. Some say this divine dessert was created in the 1800s for the opening of the Parker House hotel in Boston, MA. They are also famous for their Parker House rolls. Score a double food claim-to-fame for this historic dining room! However, others say it did not appear on the menu until the 1950s. The modern day version of Boston Cream Pie from the Omni Parker House hotel actually includes rum in the pastry cream, a poured fondant on top, and sliced almonds around the sides. Some records indicate that Boston Cream Cakes were actually cream puffs originally. Of course, we can't forget the Boston Cream doughnut you can also find everywhere. Funny how foods deliciously evolve over time.

Zingerman's Bakehouse Boston Cream Pie is comprised of two layers of moist vanilla chiffon cake (a light sponge cake made with meringue), filled with vanilla bean pastry cream, covered in thin layer of vanilla buttercream, and glazed in rich dark chocolate ganache. Take one bite to taste it, and you'll know why it has a whole state so devoted to it. (Like all our cakes please enjoy responsibly, at room temperature, for maximum flavor and ideal texture.) It's been a wildly popular addition to the cake menu at Zingerman's Bakehouse, having never gone “on vacation” since its debut. It must be good, if we do say so ourselves.

In this class, you'll learn to make all four components of our Boston Cream Pie from scratch and assemble them. First, you will watch our expert instructor demonstrate the recipes and techniques before your eyes, and then you will try your hand at them. You’ll fold together the fluffy vanilla chiffon cake batter, whisk real vanilla beansinto your carefully cooked pastry cream, whip a voluminous egg white meringue for the vanilla Swiss buttercream, and melt dark chocolate to stir into your rich ganache. Put them all together, and you have one heck of a dessert that will be a welcome addition to family dinners, birthdays, and holidays.

But that's not all these recipes are greatfor. These are versatile dessert components and touchstone baking techniques that will prove useful for creating other desserts at home. Just think: chiffon cake for trifles and tortes, pastry cream for fruit tarts and cream puffs (or, we say just grab a spoon!), buttercream for birthday cakes, and chocolate ganache for stuffing cupcakes or making truffles (or anything that needs a bold chocolate boost). The tasty possibilities are endless. And you are well on yourway to being a master of making desserts.

You'll go home with Zingerman's Bakehouse Boston Cream Pie recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a finished 9-inch Boston Cream Pie, and great coupons.

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.

Feb
07
2020
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
$75.00

A great class for beginning bakers. Learn the keys to flaky and tender scones, such as how to properly cut the butter into the flour. You’ll make three varieties of Bakehouse buttery scones—sweet crystallized ginger, savory cheddar herb, and flavorful Mother scones, made with freshly milled organic einkorn, which is known as "the mother of all wheat." Scones are simple to make and really delicious fresh out of your oven at home, so these recipes will surely become some of your favorites to reach for!

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

What our guests have to say about this class:

I will be making scones in my home baking, I didn't realize that they could taste so GOOD! Thank you! —Kristen S.

The amount of scientific knowledge about baking was fascinating. —Joshua A.

I actually thought it was going to be more difficult, but I had no problem following along. And the scones are delicious! Taking this class made me feel much more confident to be able to make these at home and I am a very amateur baker. —Sarah B.

Feb
07
2020
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
$45.00

Taste Michigan-made hard apple ciders, from dry to sweet, with our artisan cheese selection. Leave armed with notes on the cheeses, ciders, and how we choose the pairings, ready to wow your guests at your next party or get-together!

Feb
08
2020
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$130.00

Calling all chocolate lovers! Let's bake some of our favorite treats that will satisfy your need for a chocolate fix: Hot Cocoa bundt cake, Chocolate Challah bread, and chocolate ganache-filled s’more tart. This class teaches a variety of vital baking techniques and versatile components, too!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, asmall Hot Cocoa cake, aloaf of Chocolate Challah, a9-inch s'moretart, and great coupons.

What our guests have to say about this class:

This was an ambitious class! We accomplished a great deal without feeling rushed or pressured to finish—the class moved along at a comfortable pace. My knowledge of baking methods and techniques continues to grow andI continue to be amazed by the level of instruction. —Dara K.

Chocolate challah has changed my life! —Candy S.

I knew absolutely nothing about baking before coming to this class and was quite nervous about being thrown into it, but the instructor did a wonderful job demonstrating everything in a totally understandable way. I feel far more confident! —William J.

Feb
08
2020
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$130.00

Sail ashore and conquer the mysterious and rich world of Danish dough. You will learn the techniques for laminating rich dough with butter,make your own dough in class, and create hand-shaped Danish (almond-filled bear claws, pinwheels, and pockets filled with cream cheese or fruit), each surrounded by the rich tender flaky dough that makes a good Danish. Oh so delicious!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate themat home, 18 Danish you made in class, dough to bake at home, and great coupons.

**You may want to bring a cooler to put your take-home dough inif you are traveling more than an hour to attend class.

What our guests have to say about this class:

Such a fabulous class of hands-on experience and tasting! I feel much more confident about making Danish and using yeast! —Danielle K.

I'm so excited to take what I learned home and make Danish for friends and family! —Corey A.

Comprehensive and fun! Perfect in every way. —Laura A.

Feb
08
2020
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$110.00

For most people, the phrase “American bread” conjures some unfortunate stereotypes: most are bland, wheat bread is dry, and cornbread is just for sopping up chili. In this class, you’ll taste just how good American breads can be. You’ll learn to make flavorful Michigan Wheat bread, buttery biscuits, classic Bakehouse White burger buns, and our tasty, slightly sweet Northern style cornbread. Get plenty of hands-on practice at mixing, kneading, and shaping too. Once you’ve taken this class, you’ll never have to settle for stereotypes again!

Feb
08
2020
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$130.00

Let's make dinner together! We’ll bake our way through some classic American favorites sure to bring a little comfort to your table. First, we’ll make a hearty Meatball Pie with red sauce and a double crust. Next, we’ll mix up some crusty rolls to dip in all that sauce. We’ll also demonstrate a blue cheese dressing for a wedge salad. And of course, it wouldn’t be a proper meal without dessert, so let’s make Pineapple Upside Down Cake to cap it off!

You'll go home with the recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home and dinner for four!