Events & Tastings

Sep
13
2019
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$130.00

These are royally good cookies, and maybe our most popular Jewish baked good at Zingerman’s Bakehouse. To make our rugelach we start with a rich cream cheese and butter pastry,fold it up withspecial fillings, sprinkle it with sugar and bake it to a golden brown. They’re not too sweet, full of flavor and really great any time of day. In this class, we’ll make three rugelach flavors—dark chocolate, almond sesame, and date—and practice two different ways to shape them (as seen in our cookbook, Zingerman's Bakehouse, available now).

You'll leave bake with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, four dozen rugelach you made in class and great coupons.

Sep
13
2019
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
$45.00

Celebrate your weekend with one of the oldest American beverages, hard cider! We will pair up a range of Michigan-made ciders from dry to sweet with cheeses selected from our shop. You will leave armed with notes on the cheeses, cider, and information on how we choose the pairings so you’re ready to wow your guests at the next party or get-together! Bread and accompaniments from the Cream Top Shop will be provided in addition to the ciders and cheese.

This tasting is for cheese lovers 21+.

Sep
14
2019
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$130.00

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.

Sep
14
2019
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
$500.00

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!

This will be an intensive weekend of baking and demonstrations of some of our favorite breads: Sourdough, Farm, 8 Grain, Paesano, Detroit Style Pizza, Wurtzelbrot, Vortekaker, Quinoa Flax, Biscuits, Cornbread, Roadhouse Bread, Lángos, Grissini, and Bialys.

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

Sep
14
2019
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, roses, 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.

Sep
14
2019
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$40.00

Come and join us for a delicious honey and cheese pairing class! Join our cheesemongers as they guide you through a sweet and salty journey exploring a variety of artisan cheeses and honey pairings. We'll talk about what makes each style unique and provide samples, and give some tips on the basics of pairing cheese with honey. Bread and accompaniments from the Cream Top Shop will be provided in addition to the honey and cheese.

Sep
15
2019
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.

Sep
15
2019
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$130.00

Great Jewish cookies have great names. Rugelach! Mandelbrot! Hamentaschen! They command attention. Putting out a tray of these at a party is your way of saying “the cookie is king.” We’ll walk you through every step of mixing and shaping these regal, head-turning, mouth-watering traditional Jewish desserts.

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

Sep
15
2019
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
$45.00

Join us for a date night tasting with your significant other or your bestie that features all the things you love! Relaxation, wine & beer, and of course, cheese! We’ll put together some of our favorite perfect bites to enjoy with your partner for the evening. We’ll be pouring some of our favorite beverages to go along with each bite, all you need to provide is the company and conversation. Bread and additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided.
This tasting is for cheese lovers 21+

Sep
18
2019
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$130.00

Remember summer nights spent toasting marshmallows over a crackling fire? The smell of a bonfire that lingered on your sweatshirt for days? Crunchy graham crackers layered with perfectly toasty marshmallows and melty chocolate? We remember those s’more-filled days fondly, but there's no reason they need to remain a happy memory. We're here to help you recreate this childhood favorite (only even better than you remember).

No self-respecting s’more is complete without a perfectly crisp graham, so we’ll deliver the graham cracker your campfire treats deserve.

Nostalgic for this American childhood favorite, we wondered what would happen if we changed up the recipe for Graham crackers using great ingredients. What we created was an intensely flavored cookie more addictive than what we munched on as kids. In the spirit of constant improvement, we further wondered how we could make these crowd favorites even tastier. Lo and behold, the flavor boost obtained from milling our own flour from organic soft white wheat grown in Michigan was the easy answer! We love the crackers’ amped up flavors of toasted wheat, honey, and ginger—not to mention their more hearty, crisp texture—and you will, too!

The original “Graham” cracker was not the tasty sweet treat we know and love today; it was a bland, unsweetened biscuit made from finely ground, unbleached wheat flour, wheat bran, and coarsely ground germ, which also came to be known as “Graham bread.” First conceived in the 1830s, the crackers were consumed as part of a strict vegetarian and fiber-rich diet developed by the crackers’ namesake, the Reverend Sylvester Graham (1794-1851), an eccentric Presbyterian minister from Connecticut who became a social reformer and ferocious advocate of healthful living during America’s health craze of the 1820s and 1830s.

Exercising some combination of pseudoscience and faith, Graham believed that physical lust was harmful to the mind, body, and spirit and that a healthy diet, devoid of meat, fat, spices, and refined white flour, would aid in suppressing sinful carnal excess, which he saw as a genuine human affliction and the scourge of his time. His preaching and promotional writings on maintaining a healthy, plant-based, fiber-rich diet for physical, mental, and spiritual well-being won countless converts over the course of the nineteenth century, who came to be known as “Grahamites.”

So, Dr. Graham, thanks for making graham crackers. Now, if ya don’t mind, step aside and let us take them to a new level! Enjoy our crisp, flavorful, and not-too-sweet crackers. They’ll take you right back to those summer campfires.

Then we’ll have fun making chocolate and vanilla marshmallows and learning how to make up our own flavors. Strawberry marshmallows? Mint marshmallows? Birthday cake marshmallows? You betcha. Any marshie you can dream up, you can make. You won’t believe the difference between your homemade marshmallows and the packaged varieties of your childhood. 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.