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Baking beavers in the beaver manufactory

Baking beavers in the beaver manufactory
Baking beavers in the beaver manufactory
Baking beavers in the beaver manufactory
Discover the craft of the beaver baker and create your own works of art from filled beaver dough.

Bake your own beaver

Welcome to the beaver factory! In this workshop you will get to know the Swiss craft of beaver baking and make the traditional pastry yourself. After a tasting of different types of beaver, a guided tour of the factory and an introduction to the history of the beaver model, you will go to work, equipped with various models (wooden moulds with a notched pattern), a dressing bag and a spatula.

This is how beaver cheeks work

The prepared dough is first rolled out and then carefully pressed onto the wooden model. The models have different subjects. You can also have a model made in the beaver factory with your company's logo or another motif (at least four weeks before the workshop). Now spread the filling evenly on the beaver dough, place the dough lid on the filling and pull the beaver off the model. After closing the edges, the delicacy is ready for the oven. Ten minutes later, the sweet smell of honey fills the oven. When the beavers have cooled down, you can take your creations home with you.

Division for larger groups

For larger groups, it is advisable to divide them up: while one group produces beavers, the other can, for example, sausage in the nearby butcher's shop. Then the groups alternate.

The beaver factory

The beaver factory was founded in 2010 to revive the old craft of beaver baking and to give new value to the beaver, this Swiss gingerbread speciality with almond filling. The manufacture not only uses fresh ingredients, but also carves wooden models with traditional and individual subjects.

Size of group

1 to 15 people


2-3 h


January till September


Illnau Distanz show map


German, English

Costs [CHF]

incl. 7.7% VAT
Beaver workshop up to 8 pers. 590.00  flat-rate
Each additional person 45.00  /pers.

Included in the price

-   History of the beaver and the wooden model
-   Guided tour through the manufactory
-   Beaver bake to go
-   Beaver tasting with coffee, tea and water

Not included

-   outward and return journey
-   Additional catering

Optional extras

-   Individual beaver shapes (e.g. company logo for customer gifts, billing of the model according to time and effort, at least 4 weeks lead time)
-   Vegan beaver baking (without surcharge, instead of honey beaver)
-   aperitif plates with cheese and/or meat, bakery products, alcoholic and other beverages
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