Events & Tastings

Aug
09
2020
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$130.00

Fruit tarts are a favorite of food photographers because they look soooo sweet and fresh and just say “summertime.” When you see too many of them on the covers of glossy magazines, you start to get the idea that they’re for experts only. Don’t believe it. We’ll show you how to make the sweet and tender pâte sucrée tart shells and rich vanilla pastry cream. Then we’ll compose our tarts together, teaching you how to arrange the fruit in an artful way. Next time you see a succulent tart gracing the cover of Fine Cooking, you won’t be fooled.

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

What our guests have to say about this class:

Such a fun baking class. Instructors not only teach us, but give each one of us the time and attention to learn and practice. They all are very professional!!! —Jinny S.

Being able to practice new techniques in a class where I can get help & feedback gives me the confidence to try them at home. —Jane B.

Was so much fun! I have already told my mum we are coming back next year. —Bex S.

Aug
09
2020
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
$130.00

Have fun mixing up cake batter, and don't worry—we'll clean up the mess!

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.

Aug
09
2020
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$130.00

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 (also known as Pulla or Nisu);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.

What our guests have to say about this class:

I have never turned on my oven since moving to Ann Arbor 15 months ago—now I will. —Randy T.

The breads were delicious! I loved the cardamom rolls, they are fantastic. If I ran a B&B I would bake them every day. —Denise A.

I came because I wanted to learn the babka recipe, but I loved the other breads almost more! I can't wait to make them at home this holiday season. —Ani K.

Aug
10
2020
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$425.00

For kids ages 12-14.

Save the date! Details of the class content will be posted in February.

You’ll leave BAKE! With our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, all the food you made in class and great coupons. For kids ages 12-14.

Aug
12
2020
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$75.00

Remember when you were little and the gym teacher pulled out a compact plastic bundle and magically unfurled it into a huge parachute that the whole class could fit under? Well, you’ll have that experience all over again when we take a grapefruit-sized piece of strudel dough and stretch it out to cover a 24 sq. ft. table. Then we’ll make sweet and savory fillings to finish it off. This is just about the most fun you can have making food.

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

What our guests have to say about this class:

My strudel before was a disaster! Now I have confidence I can make it at home. —Chrissy

It was a fun class, taught by excellent instructors. They showed us that making a great strudel is not as hard as I thought. —Mike C.

I came hoping it would help me feel empowered to do more at home and I feel like it has done just that. So thank you so much!!! —Karissa M.

Aug
13
2020
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$130.00

A galette is a fancy French word for a free-form pie. 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, one large sweet galette, four small savory galettes, and great coupons.

What our guests have to say about this class:

One of the best parts about this class is that we made an easy, useful pie dough—something that I'd readily try on a moment's notice. It's nice not to be afraid of pie dough anymore. —Kathleen C.

This was one of the most fun things I've ever done. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of learning in a relaxed and comfortable environment. I'm going to be making galettes for everything now. —Bolanle A.

I think I'll be making savory galettes for dinner every other week now. —Emily P.

Aug
14
2020
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$130.00

While working with with Eli and Tino of Dresdner Backhaus, a famous bakery in Dresden, Germany, we exchanged recipes and experience freely. Come and learn three breads our German friends taught us: hands-on mixing and shaping of our Dinkelbrot, a spelt flourand sunflower seed loaf; a mixing demo and hands-on shaping of Wurzelbrot, a rye and wheat baguette; and hands-on mixing and shaping of 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.

What our guests have to say about this class:

Very thorough presentation. One of the best BAKE! classes I've taken. Taking home rye starter is a big plus! —Helen P.

Aug
15
2020
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$110.00

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 handmade 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-inch cake you decorated in class, fondant to use later, and great coupons.

What our guests have to say about this class:

A perfect balance between instruction and practice. —Carolina T.

Aug
15
2020
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$130.00

Gluten free friends can get in on the fun with these naturally gluten free treats! Learn to make delicious gluten-friendly cookies that will please even the biggest wheat-eater. We’ll make nutty pignoli, amaretti, and mandelhorschen. Plus, we’ll make our own tasty Townie Brownies, a rich and chocolatey confection made with quinoa and amaranth flour.

Aug
15
2020
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
$110.00

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, and folding mixtures. 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.

What our guests have to say about this class:

It was well-paced and demonstrated new techniques. More difficult desserts don't seem as daunting! —Courtney

Easy to follow along, informative, relaxed environment. I learned some great basics to transfer to other desserts and recipes. —Emily R.