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Food event calendar: Make your cupcakes look professional


COOKING CLASS: Holiday cookie baking class (rescheduled) with Washington Post Food section editors and staff writers Bonnie Benwick, Stephanie Witt Sedgwick and Jane Touzalin. 2-4 p.m. $65. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172.

COOKING CLASS: Students learn to cook an Italian-themed Christmas meal including seafood salad, agnolotti and rack of lamb. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $85. Osteria Marzano, 6361 Walker Lane, Suite 140, Alexandria. 703-313-9700.

COOKING CLASS: Hotel pastry chef Rebecca Clerget leads a session for children on making a gingerbread house. Includes refreshments. 10:30 a.m. $50 per child; adults may accompany children at no cost. Fairmont Washington Hotel, 2401 M St. NW. 202-457-5020.

COOKING CLASS: Cupcake decorating session with lessons on piping and fondant decorations. Participants take home a dozen cupcakes. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $70. Hello Cupcake, 705 Eighth St. SE. 202-544-2210.


COOKIE EXCHANGE: Participants bring three dozen cookies to share with fellow bakers. 11 a.m. Free, registration requested. Patowmack Farm, 42461 Lovettsville Rd., Lovettsville. 540-822-9017.


HOLIDAY TEA: Full afternoon tea followed by a tour of the house. 1-3 p.m. $30. Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW. 202-965-0400.


DEC. 19

GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOP: Children take a holiday tour of the house and then build their own gingerbread house to take home. 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.; Dec. 20, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. $12 for children; adults free. Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW. 202-965-0400.

Becky Krystal

Event listings can no longer be accepted by e-mail or snail mail. Submit them online at To find more calendar items, go to and click on “Food Events.”

Becky Krystal covers food for the Going Out Guide and Weekend and Food sections. In her spare time she loves to, of course, eat and cook.
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