I get that too, "It's too pretty to cut." I swear, one of these days, I'm going to make a butt-ugly cake and bring it to work. The message on top will be something along the lines of, "I'm ugly, eat me!" lol
That is hilarious!!!!!
Don't worry that they didn't eat it- and you didn't waste your time on it- you made something beautiful, got a great photo to add to your collection, and impressed the guests....so your work is complete!! Definitely not a waste- although annoying....because we all bake and create these masterpieces to be enjoyed!! Some people would rather enjoy with their eyes then mouths I guess...NOT ME THOUGH!!!!