Duff Goldman’s West Coast cake shop, Charm City Cakes West, is holding cake-decorating classes led by the bakery’s team of professional decorators. The first class is at 11 a.m. Saturday and will teach students ages 14 and up how to make cakes with a quilted monogram design. Each class has a different decorative focus, from tree trunk cakes to fondant emojis, and cost between $100 and $150. Reservations are required and space is limited, so visit the website, call (323) 642-7234 or email email@example.com to reserve a spot. Charm City Cakes West, 8302-A Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, www.charmcitycakeswest.com.
Looking for a place to watch the World Cup on Saturday? Wirsthaus is hosting a party to celebrate the closing of the tournament the day before the championship game. Doors open at noon. Its special includes a $20 all-you-can-eat sausage feast, with one side included. Regular menus will be available in addition to the World Cup special. Guests are encouraged to wear their team’s jersey or favorite nation’s colors throughout the event, regardless of who is playing. The patron with the best World Cup outfit will take home a 3-liter boot of Erdinger in special Erdinger glassware. The game will be shown on six flat-screen TVs and 120-inch projection. Wirsthaus, 345 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 931-9291, www.wirsthausla.com
Andaz West Hollywood is partnering with V Wine Room for a wine tasting that is free for guests and the public at 5 p.m. July 17. The event is complimentary and open to anyone 21 years or older. Sommeliers from V Wine room will provide a selection of California wines to try, and will lead the tasting from start to finish. The event will be held in the Andaz lounge on the hotel’s first level. Reservations are not required. Self-parking as well as valet are available for a fee. The hotel reminds non-guests not to drink and drive. Andaz West Hollywood, 8401 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, (323) 656-1234, www.westhollywood.andaz.hyatt.comCopyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times