WOW! I'm also sorry that happened to you & like someone else said, "you are your own worst critic" & If you liked the taste & texture of the cake it was good. Nevermind him, he sounds like a 1st class jerk! Deal with his wife, hopefully she doesn't end up being the former wife if she disagrees with him.
I don't mean to take over your post, but I have a question to pose, as I hope I'm not alone in this feeling. Does anyone else have a hard time when they bring cake to an event sticking around to see the cutting & tasting? Maybe it's me but by the time I'm done crying, cursing, & wanting to give up on the whole project & get the darn cake out of my sight & delivered & can't stand to be present when its enjoyed. Am I crazy? It happens everytime & almost feel sick when the time to cut comes & I have to leave. I delivered a cake to a baby shower this weekend & really nice cake (no picture posted yet) that I attened, but BOY Oh Boy! I was outta there before it was cut. That's another thing, I never get pictures so I always just haev to hope the client takes a picture & will give me one. Strange thing is I never get bad feedback, its always good, but I always find something wrong with it & almost not want to deliver it. Please tell me when will I get past this? If ever.