Events & Tastings

Apr
25
2018
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$100.00

Who doesn't love cupcakes?! Join the cupcake party. 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. First, you'll bake our tasty vanilla buttermilk cupcakes. Next, we'll demonstrate how we make our fluffy swiss butter cream. Then, we'll show you different ways to use vanilla and chocolate buttercream and fondant (ours is delicious - we promise!) to decorate your freshly baked cupcakes. You'll have plenty of time to let the creativity flow onto your cupcakes. You'll be eager to show off your cupcake art when you're done and then gobble it up.

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

Apr
25
2018
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
$45.00

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wish I could make my own fancy truffles!”? Well, now is your chance! Ann Arbor confectioner, Nancy Biehn, will be joining us at BAKE! for an afternoon of everything chocolate. She will display her chocolate skills, teaching you the chocolate tempering process, rolling truffles and making molded chocolates. She will also present the process of turning Theobroma Cacao into chocolate.

You’ll leave BAKE! with recipes, chocolate knowledge, happy taste buds and great coupons!

*This class does not include any hands-on cooking or baking*

Apr
27
2018
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
$75.00

Dr. Graham, thanks for making Graham crackers. Now move on over and let us take them to a new level!We’ll teach you how to make our super gingery version of these “healthy” whole-wheat cookies. Then we’ll have fun making chocolate marshmallows as well as tell you how to make up your own flavors. Join us and increase the flavor of your s’mores by 100%.
You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a dozen graham crackers, chocolate and vanilla marshmallows, graham cracker dough to bake later and great coupons.

Apr
27
2018
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$30.00

A delicious introduction to the world of cheese! Join Tessie, one of our Cream Top Shop managers and resident Certified Cheese Professional, as she guides you through the seven major styles of cheese. She'll talk about what makes each style unique and provide samples of each, share tips for building a well-rounded cheese board, and give some tips on the basics of pairing cheese with beer and wine. Bread and additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided.

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Apr
28
2018
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$100.00

Crackers are the humble underdogs of the baking world. Unassuming looking, they pack a powerful flavor punch and deliver an addictive texture experience. Join us to make cheesy pepper squares, whole wheat thins, seedy garlic crisps, and rice bites. They'll soon be your new favorite additions to salads, soups and cheese plates.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, eight dozen crackers you made in class (that you didn't munch on right out of the oven), and great coupons.

Apr
28
2018
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.

Apr
28
2018
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
$75.00

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. 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.

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

Apr
28
2018
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$100.00

Learn Zingerman's Bakehouse's traditional French baguette recipe in one of our best classes for new bakers. Most commercial bread labeled “baguette” bears no resemblance to the traditional French bread that Parisian bakers first developed around 1920. When a law went into effect forbidding them from starting to work before 4 a.m., they began baking the long thin loaves that are synonymous with French baking today. We teach you to make the traditional French baguette recipe—starting with a flavorful poolish, hand rolling your dough, and ending with a very crisp crust surrounding a soft, holey interior. Imagine serving breakfast to out-of-town guests and bringing out a perfect baguette that they swear must have been airlifted from Paris.

You'll leave BAKE! with our French baguette recipe, the knowledge to recreate it at home, four French baguettes you made in class, dough to
bake later and great coupons.

Apr
29
2018
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$125.00

Some of our most delectable savory recipes have been brought together for one dynamite class! Together we’ll make focaccia bread with caramelized onions, gorgonzola cheese, and toasted walnuts; tender and tasty bacon cheddar scones; and lángos, a fried bread with savory toppings that's a popular street food in Hungary. You'll learn a variety of techniques and get plenty of hands-on practice mixing, kneading and shaping your doughs. Make these recipes at home for your next brunch or tailgate party and you're bound to even impress yourself.
You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two focaccia, two lángos, a dozen scones and great coupons.

Apr
29
2018
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
$10.00

Join our cheese and gelato makers on an hour-long adventure to learn how we transform local milk into delicious cheese and gelato. On this tour, you will get to observe mozzarella stretching as well as taste freshly-made gelato. Taste some of our collection of cow’s milk and goat’s milk cheeses while learning about the process directly from the makers. After the tour, make time for tasting in the Cream Top Shop or grab a couple of grilled sandwiches to enjoy for lunch!