The Second Annual Red Velvet Cake Debate, Friday, December 7, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., New Work City, 412 Broadway, Manhattan: Red velvet cake aficionados gather to discuss what they like best in their red velvet cake. I vote for cream cheese frosting! Produced by Cupcakes Take the Cake co-founder Nichelle Stephens. Tickets are $10, and a portion of the proceeds go to Hurricane Sandy relief.
Gingerbread House Workshop ($75), Holiday Cupcake Decorating ($65) and Holiday Entertaining ($105) classes , Satuday and Sunday, December 8 and 9, Camaje, 85 MacDougal Street, Manhattan: All you need to know to get ready for the holidays!