Events & Tastings

Mar
15
2020
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$130.00

Before people find out how good our cakes taste, they comment on how good they look. Decorating might be the most fun part of cake making and it’s your chance to really put your personal touch on your dessert. Learn the basics for a decorated cake. We’ll split several cakes, fill, crumb coat, and ice them. We'll spend time practicing with different piping tips to make shells, rosettes, vines, leaves, and letters on a cake or any dessert.Practice makes perfect so you’ll get plenty of that.Finally, you'll have time to let your creativity flow as you put all that practice to work by decorating your cake.

You'll leave BAKE! with the knowledge to decorate cakes at home, a cake you decorated in class, and great coupons.

What our guests have to say about this class:

I really enjoyed the hands-on aspect and I learned new skills that will help me. —Abigail Q.

So fun. Perfect amount of instruction vs. hands-on work. I can't wait to get more active with my baking! — Stacey K.

So fun! Super organized, great for beginners (and probably experts! But I'm not one...) —Kelly D.

Mar
18
2020
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$110.00

Learn to make a few of our best selling Zingerman’s Bakehouse soups! Stir up some flavor with these recipes—classic, comforting Chicken Noodle Soup, plus Sri Lankan Lentil, a warming coconut white curry. We’ll also demonstrate some crispy crackers for dipping in your delicious soups. You’ll learn valuable cooking skills that are the building blocks of making great soups at home.

Mar
19
2020
10:00 am to 2:00 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!

Mar
19
2020
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$110.00

We’re milling up some seriously tasty whole grain treats! Wanna learn how to make ‘em too? We’ll use our own freshly milled whole grain to bake up Double Chocolate Cookies, Big O’ oatmeal raisin cookies, and crazy-good Bakehouse graham crackers. You’ll be amazed at the flavor difference FMWG can make. You gotta taste it for yourself!

Mar
20
2020
10:30 am to 11:00 am
$10.00

It's never too soon to start honing your expert palate, so join us for this JUST FOR YOUNGER KIDS tasting event where we'll read a story and learn to taste like an expert! Today is an extra special event because we'll be celebrating the Deli's Birthday!! We'll be reading Happy Birthday to You! by Dr. Seuss and then tasting a few of our favorite cake flavors! The best part for us is that we'll be teaching your kids to taste the food like an expert - using the 5 steps to tasting great food.

Mar
20
2020
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$130.00

One of our most popular classes! Your family and house guests won't soon forget waking up to the aroma of butter, cinnamon, andbrown sugar from freshly 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.

What our guests have to say about this class:

I've been baking for years and have worked in a bakery—I just love learning new tricks I might not know. —Barb S.

The cinnamon rolls were as light as pillows and the taste was pure heaven. —Joyce S.

Such a nice experience! I don't have much baking experience and I loved every minute of it! —Jolie S.

This was my best class yet, out of probably a dozen. I love the versatility of what I can do with the dough. —Beth S.

Mar
20
2020
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$130.00

The secret is out! Learn the recipe for Zingerman's 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 (find it at most Zingerman's locations and wherever you buy books), not to mention coffee cakes are our most popular Mail Order gift.

In class, you’ll also make a couple of other cakes near and dear to us, the lovely olive oil and citrus cake and rich almond pound cake. These are sure to be treasured recipes in your house for years to come!

You'll leave BAKE! with Zingerman's Bakehouse coffee cake recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, threecoffee cakes, and great coupons.

What our guests have to say about this class:

The quality of instruction is unsurpassed. This class taught us how to make the three most amazing cakes. I am very pleased to have these recipes and the knowledge to prepare them. Zingerman's is in the inspiration business—BAKE! classes never disappoint! —Dara K.

Family and friends think I'm a professional baker thanks to Zingerman's. —Randy T.

It is so fun, you learn a tonabout the "whys" of baking (why certain ingredients, why a certain order, etc.), a ton of helpful tips & tricks, and sampling to boot! I have the urge to be more and more creative at home, trying things I never have before. —Lisa D.

Mar
21
2020
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$130.00

This is one of our most popular hands-on baking classes because we teach you a beloved French pastry and give you the recipe to make croissants the Zingerman's Bakehouse way. Our Ooh La La croissant class is a great choice for any beginning or advanced baker looking to build up their baking skills and recipe box.

Like bread and other baked goods in America, croissants can be made with shortcuts causing them to fall short of the intended texture and flavor. There are very few places in the world outside of France where you can get a truly great, flaky, buttery croissant (Though croissants actually originated from Austria, and got theirname from theircrescent shape). Zingerman’s Bakehouse is certainly one of those places. We pride ourselves on their rich flavor, tender honeycombed interior, and crispy exterior that shatters a little when you bite into it. There are some handy tricks we will be teaching you, but it’s mostly about taking the time to do it right and not using fake ingredients or pre-made frozen doughs. And we think it's well worth the time and effort to do. Like wesay, you really can taste the difference. When you smell the sweet aroma and taste the buttery flavor of these French pastries fresh from your ownoven at home, you’ll be oh so happy that you made the investment in making them from scratch. And just imagine how amazing your future weekend breakfasts and holiday brunches will be with the addition of these downright compelling croissants. People will be lining up for an invite to dine at your table.

In this hands-on baking class, you’ll learn the key techniques for working with a yeasted dough, creating a butter-laminated dough (layering the dough with butter and folding it over), filling the croissants, proofing them properly to achieve the right texture inside, and finally, baking them to a rich golden brown. In class, you'll make our butter croissant recipe, as well as fill them with both our rich almond frangipane spread (we'll give you the recipe for that, too) and bars of intense dark chocolate imported to us in Ann Arbor from renowned French chocolatier Michel Cluizel. There are few more sublime things in our book than enjoying a freshly baked croissantthat is still a little warm. We can't wait for you to try it. It's going to be life-changing. And we know where you can get a good cup of coffee to go with it, for the full effect.

You'll leave BAKE! with the Zingerman's Bakehouse croissant recipe, the knowledge to recreate it at home, a dozen croissants you made in class, croissant dough to bake at home later and great coupons.

*You may want to bring a cooler and ice pack to class with you for storing your bake-at-home croissant dough on the ride home if you are traveling more than an hour to attend. That way it will stay chilled and not begin to rise on your trip home.

What our guests have to say about the class:

It's always good to learn as much as possible about what we eat, and homemade will taste better than store-bought. This is a great skill set to add. —Keith P.

The taste of homemade croissants in class emphasized the value of making them myself. —Amy A.

It was a lot of fun and very easy to follow for a beginner with zero baking experience. —Bob P.

Mar
21
2020
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
$110.00

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-inch cake, and great coupons.

What our guests have to say about this class:

Great learning experience. I learned a new and better method for egg separating and made custard for the first time. —Mary P.

I loved the simple step-by-step instructions, help, and encouragement. —Karen D.

Mar
21
2020
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
$130.00

We'll do a little baking and a lot of decorating so that you can create your own tasty and cute-as-a-button cupcakes.

BAKE! up some memories with your kids! Spend quality time in our teaching kitchen making something delicious together. Then we'll clean up the mess while you head home to enjoy what you made. These are modified versions of our classes—still hands-on, same great recipes, just scaled back a bit for younger students. Family groups work on each recipe together and take home what they made in class.

Family groups are:

one adult, two children (ages 7 to 13)
or two adults and one child (age 7 to 13)

There is a minimum of two and a maximum of three people per family group.