Posts by Wendy

Hi! I am Wendy McGowan, cake artist and former owner of Wendy Woo Cakes in Wellington, Florida! I love all things cake and am so excited to share my ideas with you! When I am not talking about, baking, decorating or eating cake, you will find me screaming on thrill rides and hanging out with my 2 kids and amazing husband at theme parks! And in case you are wondering…Wendy Woo is a nickname given to me by my Grandma, she taught me to bake and decorate cakes and lit the spark of my love for cake! Visit to check out my cakes! Happy Baking!

Buttercream Piping 101

Pink Rosette-Covered Cake on White Stand

Long before fondant became the norm, buttercream was king! With its luscious creamy texture and versatility, buttercream piping developed into an art form of its very own. Get started learning this beautiful traditional technique.

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6 Quick Tips for Beginning Cake Decorators

Decorated Cake with Sugar Flower

If you are a beginning cake decorator and would love to learn to make beautiful, hand-crafted cakes, you are in the right place! Here are a few tips to get you started in the amazing world of cake!

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What Is Fondant? And Other Fondant FAQs

Fondant Frill Cake by Maggie Austin

Cakes covered in fondant have a beautiful, smooth and almost porcelain-like appearance. They can be fun, crazy designs that look like almost anything imaginable, but what is fondant? Is it an icing? Is it edible? What does it taste like and where do you get it? You have questions, we have answers!

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Deck Your Cakes With Gum Paste Ribbons and Bows

Baby Shower Cake

What better way to top off a gift box cake than with beautiful bows and ribbons? Follow this simple tutorial on how to make gum paste ribbons and bows. These easy embellishments are guaranteed to make big impact!

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How to Make Calla Lilies With Gum Paste

Gum paste calla lily

Learn to make a beautiful and simple gum paste calla lily. They are beautiful when they stand alone or when part of a large sugar bouquet. Add these flowers to your gum paste flower repertoire today!

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Christmas Cake Pops to All and to All a Good Night!

How to Make Christmas Cake Pops

Ho! Ho! Ho! Christmas is on it’s way, and we are getting ready with Christmas cake pops! These tiny treats can bring Christmas joy to faces young and old this season. Learn how to make three variations of Christmas cake pops, including Santa, snowmen and beautifully drizzled cake pops with this step-by-step photo tutorial!

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Air Bubbles in Icing, No Thanks!

Cake with air pockets

Air pockets or bubbles can develop under luscious layers of buttercream and can ruin your beautiful cake in a matter of minutes. So, how do you avoid air bubbles under buttercream? We will discuss six theories on why they form and give tips and tricks to prevent and fix them in the future.

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