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Love cookies, but is it enough?

post #1 of 70
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My passion for the past two years has been decorating cookies. I usually spend most of my CC time in the cookie forum or viewing the cookie pictures. But there was a topic in a different forum that I commented on, much to my regret. I've recieved more than one nasty PM as a result, and am incredibly bummed because of it. I didn't respond to the PM's and maybe I should've. Now I'm wondering if I should leave CC and just have my photos deleted. I LOVE seeing all the beautiful cookies, and reading all the tips and hints for making such works of art. But I can't seem to get past the nasty PM's. If you've received something similar, how did you put it behind you? Am I just obsessing (I'm good at that!). Should I just restrict myself to the cookie forum so no one can accuse me of not knowing actual cake decorating because I don't have a lot of cake pictures posted? So-o-o bummed!
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post #2 of 70
I have no idea what the issues were, but I would be very sad to see you leave Cake Central. Your tremendous talent for decorating cookies AND cakes are evident from your photo gallery. I'm such a fan of everything and everyone here on CC. I've learned so much about decorating and though I don't participate in the forums very often - I do enjoy reading the stories and tips everyone shares.
My wonderful boss, who died several years ago at the age of 86, always gave me the best advice - "Don't sweat the small stuff!" Don't let negative comments get you down!
post #3 of 70
I'll take a stab at this one....

Gemini - I stick mainly to the cookie forum so I can't say much about some of the other forums but I know that you're thought of quite highly here in the cookie world. I have to say there are some topics that I'd like to comment on once in a while but I've seen the "nasty" side of some of the posts so I just stay away from certain ones even though I may have a constructive opinion. I'm sorry this has happened to you and would not like to see you leave because you've been very helpful and inspirational to so many people. Take a good look at your cookies and how well you do them and realize that you really do add a lot here on cc. I look forward to everything you create and your posts too. You're definitely on that list in my head of people to watch for. Keep up the great work Gemini!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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post #4 of 70
I wouldn't let a couple of PM's discourage you from CC. People are entitled to their opinions and unfortunately, some will express theirs without thinking about the other person. I looked at your photos, and no one should be accusing you of not knowing about "actual cake decorating". Your cakes and cookies are beautiful.

My advice is this: Don't respond to the PM's and don't let this take away from your passion for cookie decorating.
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post #5 of 70
I looked at your pictures and saw that there are a bazillion of people that have marked them as their favorites. I'd pay more attention to that than to some stupid PM that some idiot left. I'd love to have your cookie ability. My cookies look like crap and I'm jealous of what you can do. You need to stay here!
"Let your legacy not be the stupid forgettable dandruff of life but that you LIVED. That you were here and that people remember YOU in all your wonderfulness. Not your stuff. Because stuff is forgettable." - - Jackie (a blog writer from Canada)
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"Let your legacy not be the stupid forgettable dandruff of life but that you LIVED. That you were here and that people remember YOU in all your wonderfulness. Not your stuff. Because stuff is forgettable." - - Jackie (a blog writer from Canada)
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post #6 of 70
i'll be honest and say i dont know what specifically you're talking about, but DON'T LEAVE CC!! your cookies are so kickass (i'm going to start experimenting with cookies tonight, actually! icon_biggrin.gif) and who cares if you don't have many cake pics up? I dont have any! LOL

and whomever PMed you because you supposedly dont know much about cake decorating should be shamed of themselves. like hello? what's the point of this site if it's not to learn?! and i like to think that i could succeed at doing my cookies tonight based on what i know as a cake decorator. and i think the same goes for those who do cookies.

although I can't speak from experience, i say just delete all the nasty PMs and move on and continue being the awesome cookie maker/decorator that you are. the people who are mean don't belong here.

but that's just my two cents. canadian cents. they're not worth as much. LOL icon_biggrin.gif *shakes fist at the economy*
post #7 of 70
Oh, Gemini! I am so sorry this happened! icon_sad.gif I too worry about things, so I fully understand how you feel. I think of you as one of the main cookie decorators here on CC and I can't imagine if you left. Your ideas inspire and you always are so kind to other cookiers. I can say that I feel honored when you leave a comment on my cookies as I think so highly of your work.

As for other forums, I stick here in the cookie world - this is my family, as it were, here on CC and honestly, I know zippo about cakes! I personally have never see a posting get nasty here in our little cookie world. I would just delete those PMs and try your very best to put it behind you. Before thinking of deleting your photos and leaving CC, remember that it was not likely fellow cookie CC'ers who caused you this pain and we would be sad to see you leave.
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post #8 of 70
Sorry this happened.... Please don't leave. I love seeing all your wonderful work and reading your insightful comments. You do great a great job!
post #9 of 70
I've only been in the cookie room at CC, and I'm new, but I've looked at your cookie pictures (just now) and they are AMAZING! Seriously, I don't know what the comments were about or anything, but I'm nowhere near your level of decorating, but that's what I'm here for, to learn. I have been on other boards like this one for parenting and there are always a few people who you just have to shake your head at and think "seriously, what in their head makes them think it is OK to say something like that??" I am also really really sensitive if somebody scolds or criticizes or makes any off handed remark so I understand your questioning your place here. However, as a newbie, I think you have a lot to offer myself and all of the other cookie decorators.
post #10 of 70
I LOVE all of your work! Just please ignore the negative stuff. I have learned so much from you and you have blessed CC with so much of your wonderful information and I for one would miss you!!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif
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I'm too blessed to be stressed!!
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post #11 of 70
Gemini: Don't leave!!! You can't do that to us!!!! I don't know what your specific issue was; although I do know I got caught up in a couple of other threads couple of weekends ago, and there were some pretty mean comments thrown out there, and I wondered, Could I myself had posted a reply that would have been taken differently than I intended it? Did my silly humor come off as offensive? I think the 'preview' button is a wonderful tool! Now, having said all that, I've never, and I mean never read any of your posts or replys as in any way offensive. We Need YOU here. I do look at cake photos because I am in awe of you cakers!!! I hope one day to be able to take a stab at it. I mainly stay here in cookieworld, but if I see something that catches my attention on the home page, I might get involved in another forum's thread.
Just delete those PMs and move on.
As an aside, is it just me, or you too? I used to be able to look at every single cookie pic submitted into the cookie gallary, and now I just can't keep up!! I bet you've inspired more than one of these (that includes me) new cookiers!!
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post #12 of 70
Oh, who cares what some b*tches said? Negativity only breeds more negativity. Learning to let little things like the jealousy and pettiness of others roll off your back is something that will develop POSITIVITY in your life - and I think we could all use more of that!

I don't know what happened or who these hens are that are pecking at you, but just keep in mind that only unhappy people criticize. Happy people encourage.

It's easier said than done, I know, but try to look at all of the wonderful things CC has given you. I'm sure they far outweigh some negative nelly PMs.

Remember, Karma is a bigger b*tch than anyone on here could ever be. What goes around comes around!
I has a sad. I can has cake?
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post #13 of 70
I don't know what happened or who these hens are that are pecking at you, but just keep in mind that only unhappy people criticize. Happy people encourage.

txcupcake you said it!

Be strong and keep doing what pleases U! thumbs_up.gif You sound like you have a big heart...that plus big talent is an awesome combo!

Stay!
post #14 of 70
I wouldn't worry about what a few twits that don't have anything better to do then cause hard feelings. I've seen so much of it on CC. I know it's hard but let it go and keep doing what you do best.......cakes and cookies. If it hadn't been for you I would have known about Dixies Icing or that she gave classes locally. I learned more from her than any Wilton class and I have you to thank for that. Ignore the PMs and consider the source.
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A balanced diet is chocolate in both hands!
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post #15 of 70
Oh, please stick it out!!!! I, too, LOVE looking at your cookies! And, I'm almost positive it was you who shared your wonderful cookie icing recipe a few weeks back. I appreciated that so much.

Just remember, if all of the nice ones quit and leave, the mean ones win!!
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