I watermark all my photos, my dad's a photographer, it's one of those things that was just ingrained in me, lol.
I was a bridesmaid last year, and the bride was showing me her bakers 'portfolio' online, she had a Ron Ben Israel cake in there. smh
Get thee a watermark! Even if you can't afford to have one custom made, you can just pick some fancy font or something and type out your business name, overlay it with an online picture editor (Ribbet, PicMonkey. etc.) and adjust the opacity so you can still see the cake thru the watermark.
True, true! I hadn't thought of that!
I do actually get brides that upload a picture to my Facebook, to ask for a quote, and it shows in my albums as "Pictures of The ******* *****" when it is most certainly not, and I haven't represented that I did it myself. I generally wait a couple weeks, for politeness to the bride, if she comes back, but then delete it. Sometimes I forget, and will delete it months later. I always comment that it is a gorgeous cake, or inquire as to the name or business of the original baker. So, I am just saying it could happen innocently ;-)
If you do not have a logo or watermark you NEED to go and check out my dear friends' Etsy page, link is below. Quick Pick logos are 20.00 CND and as soon as one has been purchased, she removes it and makes a different one. So it will not be the same.
She designed my logo and watermark and I could not be happier. (Logo is below and watermark is on my recent photos) She is SUPER easy to work with and is incredibly familiar with the industry.
There are a few cake logos on here
This is her facebook page as well. If you want a custom made logo/watermark she is the one to talk to. Very reasonably priced and very professional.
Woops that was the wrong FB page.
Nowadays, I NEVER approach the person on FB directly, as it can get nasty very quickly.
I simply report the photo under the copyright infringement and I have to say that FB remove it VERY quickly.
I've had this happen twice. You just take a screen shot showing what they did, and explain that you have pictures proving it's your cake (like other angles) and send a link to your website if you have one and that's where they stole the pic from. Sometimes the pics have embedded info like date you weren't even aware was there that can also help you prove it. But just reporting it to Facebook was enough in my case. Just be very clear that there's no question that the cake was yours and that you can prove it.