BUNDT BAKING RETREAT 2021

Minneapolis, Minnesota
October 20–24, 2021  SOLD OUT
October 24–28, 2021

$3,000 Single Occupancy
$2,850 Double Occupancy
$3,350 Baking Participant Plus Non-Baking Guest

Calling all Bundt bakers! We are headed to Minneapolis, Minnesota, home of Nordic Ware and the Bundt pan, for a hands-on baking retreat. Learn how to get perfect swirls in every slice, bake a Bundt with sharp edges to show off beautiful pan designs, glaze with precision, get confident with pan conversions so you can scale recipes to fit in different pans, and serve photo-worthy slices. Baking classes will be led by our editor-in-chief, Brian Hart Hoffman, and our baking and pastry editor, Tricia Manzanero Stuedeman, who will make sure you walk away with better Bundt-baking skills. You’ll get exclusive access for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Nordic Ware factory so you can see exactly how Bundt pans are made, from start to finish. Plus, our editors will lead you on a bakery tour to taste the best the Twin Cities have to offer.

Please note all 18 spots of this baking retreat must be filled by September 1 for the retreat to take place. Don’t wait! Register today.

What’s Included
  • Hotel accommodations in Minneapolis
  • All baking classes
  • Bakery tour and Nordic Ware tour
  • Bundt pan of your choosing from the Nordic Ware factory store and a special shopping discount
  • Welcome wine reception, daily lunch, group dinner Wednesday evening
  • Private coach transfer to/from all retreat activities
What’s Not Included
  • Airfare/travel to Minneapolis
  • Airport transfers
  • Some meals
What’s Included
  • Hotel accommodations in Minneapolis
  • All baking classes
  • Bakery tour and Nordic Ware tour
  • Bundt pan of your choosing from the Nordic Ware factory store and a special shopping discount
  • Welcome wine reception, daily lunch, group dinner Wednesday evening
  • Private coach transfer to/from all retreat activities
What’s Not Included
  • Airfare/travel to Minneapolis
  • Airport transfers
  • Some meals
What’s Included
  • Hotel accommodations in Minneapolis
  • Welcome wine reception and group dinner Wednesday evening
  • Private coach transfer to/from all retreat activities
What’s Not Included
  • Airfare/travel to Minneapolis
  • Airport transfers
  • Some meals

Have a question about this baking retreat? Contact us.

 

Sunday, October 24
Arrive in Minneapolis and get settled into the Westin Minneapolis, located downtown in a historic bank building. You’ll be steps away from the Minneapolis Skyway System, which provides an easy connection to shopping, dining, and entertainment venues. We’ll have an early evening wine reception at the hotel so you can meet our team and your fellow bakers. Dinner will be on your own with our list of top restaurants to try while you’re in Minneapolis.

Monday, October 25
Day 1 of Baking: We’ll head to Cooks of Crocus Hill St. Paul for a day of hands-on Bundt baking. Lunch, tea, and coffee will be provided, and class will run from 9 a.m. until approximately 3 p.m. Transportation in a private coach will be provided to and from the cooking school. Dinner will be on your own with our list of top restaurants to try while you’re in Minneapolis.

Tuesday, October 26
We’re kicking off our day with a bakery tour at some of Minneapolis’s best. We’ll eat our way through the city, enjoy some lunch, and then head to Nordic Ware headquarters for a VIP tour to see how a Bundt pan comes to life. We’ll be joined by Jennifer Dalquist, a third-generation leader of the company, who will share the story of how her grandparents changed the baking world with the Bundt pan. After the tour, we’ll have a shopping experience at Nordic Ware’s factory store, where you will receive a Bundt pan of your choosing and a special shopping discount. You might want to pack an empty suitcase—hint, hint! These retreat activities will run from 9 a.m. until approximately 5 p.m. Transportation in a private coach will be provided to and from the retreat activities. Dinner will be on your own with our list of top restaurants to try while you’re in Minneapolis.

Wednesday, October 27
Day 2 of Baking: Get ready for another Bundt-tastic day at Cooks of Crocus Hill St. Paul. Lunch, tea, and coffee will be provided, and class will run from 9 a.m. until approximately 3 p.m. A group dinner will be held at one of Minneapolis’s best restaurants. Transportation in a private coach will be provided to and from the cooking school and dinner.

Thursday, October 28
No retreat activities are scheduled. Departures at the time of your choosing. 

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Wednesday, October 20
Arrive in Minneapolis and get settled into the Westin Minneapolis, located downtown in a historic bank building. You’ll be steps away from the Minneapolis Skyway System, which provides an easy connection to shopping, dining, and entertainment venues. We’ll have an early evening wine reception at the hotel so you can meet our team and your fellow bakers. Dinner will be on your own with our list of top restaurants to try while you’re in Minneapolis.

Thursday, October 21
Day 1 of Baking: We’ll head to Cooks of Crocus Hill St. Paul for a day of hands-on Bundt baking. Lunch, tea, and coffee will be provided, and class will run from 9 a.m. until approximately 3 p.m. Transportation in a private coach will be provided to and from the cooking school. Dinner will be on your own with our list of top restaurants to try while you’re in Minneapolis.

Friday, October 22
The best way we know how to say Fri-yay? With a bakery tour to visit some of Minneapolis’s best. We’ll eat our way through the city, enjoy some lunch, and then head to Nordic Ware headquarters for a VIP tour to see how a Bundt pan comes to life. We’ll be joined by Jennifer Dalquist, a third-generation leader of the company, who will share the story of how her grandparents changed the baking world with the Bundt pan. After the tour, we’ll have a shopping experience at Nordic Ware’s factory store, where you will receive a Bundt pan of your choosing and a special shopping discount. You might want to pack an empty suitcase—hint, hint! These retreat activities will run from 9 a.m. until approximately 5 p.m. Transportation in a private coach will be provided to and from the retreat activities. Dinner will be on your own with our list of top restaurants to try while you’re in Minneapolis.

Saturday, October 23
Day 2 of Baking: Get ready for another Bundt-tastic day at Cooks of Crocus Hill St. Paul. Lunch, tea, and coffee will be provided, and class will run from 9 a.m. until approximately 3 p.m. A group dinner will be held at one of Minneapolis’s best restaurants. Transportation in a private coach will be provided to and from the cooking school and dinner.

Sunday, October 24
No retreat activities are scheduled. Departures at the time of your choosing.


Accommodations in Minneapolis
Westin Minneapolis is conveniently located in downtown Minneapolis, steps away from the Minneapolis Skyway System, which provides an easy connection to shopping, dining, and entertainment venues.

If you’d like to inquire about additional nights at the Westin Minneapolis, please  contact us

Booking
The full price of the trip (100%) is due at booking. Your reservation will be confirmed upon receipt of payment. We accept payment by American Express, Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, and Amazon Pay. Trip prices are in US dollars.

Travel to and from Minneapolis – October 20-24
Guests are responsible for getting themselves to Minneapolis and to the Westin Minneapolis on Wednesday, October 20, when the retreat commences. Guests will be responsible for getting themselves from the Westin Minneapolis to the airport or their next destination on Sunday, October 24. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is located about 12 miles away from the hotel.

Travel to and from Minneapolis – October 24-28
Guests are responsible for getting themselves to Minneapolis and to the Westin Minneapolis on Sunday, October 24, when the retreat commences. Guests will be responsible for getting themselves from the Westin Minneapolis to the airport or their next destination on Thursday, October 28. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is located about 12 miles away from the hotel.

Costs
The price of the trip includes all hotel accommodations, all baking classes, some meals, bakery tour, Nordic Ware tour, and a private coach transfer to/from all scheduled retreat activities.

Single-occupancy, double-occupancy, and baking participant plus non-baking guest rates are available.

Since the trip is nonrefundable, we suggest buying trip insurance through a company like Travelex. You can also check with your credit card company to see if they provide travel insurance.

If you don’t purchase travel insurance, you agree to indemnify us against any charges that might otherwise be covered by your insurance. You further agree that we are not responsible for any costs of cancellation by you.

Your credit card will be charged by Hoffman Media, the parent company of Bake from Scratch.

Cancellation
We reserve the right to cancel this retreat if fewer than 18 participants have signed up by September 1, 2021. We will send an email confirmation to all participants when this number has been met. If Bake from Scratch initiates the cancellation, we will refund all payments. Please note that we will be monitoring travel advisories related to the COVID-19 pandemic closely.

Have a question about this baking retreat? Contact us.


Can I extend my stay at the Westin Minneapolis?
If you’d like to inquire about additional nights at the Westin Minneapolis, please contact us.

Is breakfast included?
This retreat package does not include breakfast.

Are children able to attend this retreat?
All participants must be 18 years old or older to attend this baking retreat.

What should I plan to wear during baking classes?
Comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. Long hair should be pulled back. Aprons will be provided.

Are the baking classes hands-on?
Yes, all baking classes will be hands-on in a professional cooking school kitchen.

If I book a double-occupancy package, will the hotel room have two beds?
Yes, all rooms booked as double occupancy will have two queen beds, based on availability. Otherwise, two people may occupy a king room.

Is transportation around Minneapolis included?
Transportation in a private coach will be provided to all scheduled retreat activities. Guests will be responsible for their own arrival and departure transportation to and from the Westin Minneapolis and dinners on their own. Guests will also be responsible for any transportation deviations they choose to make to/from scheduled retreat activities.

Is this retreat better suited for professionals or home bakers?
Our retreats are geared for passionate home bakers, but professionals are always welcome.

What will we be baking?
Lots of Bundts! The recipes in this retreat will showcase the versatility of the Bundt pan, from cakes to yeasted breads.

Will we have any free time in Minneapolis?
You will have some afternoon free time in Minneapolis to explore on your own. And we will equip you with our list of favorite bakeries, restaurants, shopping neighborhoods, and activities.

Will I feel safe baking in person with a group of people?
We will follow all local guidelines for social distancing that are in place at the time of the retreat. We encourage all participants to be vaccinated, if possible. Our retreat groups are naturally small due to the hands-on nature of the classes.

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