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post #106 of 133
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Originally Posted by Godot View Post

Because most people are effing stupid.

I think we can shut the internet down now, because that sums it all up right there, hahahaha!
post #107 of 133
That sentiment is codified in Sturgeon's Law.
post #108 of 133
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Originally Posted by kikiandkyle View Post

Carrot cake isn't a vegetable.

I think you need to make a lot more cakes for your gallery, you might consider getting some dummy cakes and making up a big batch of frosting and just going at it. And you really don't want to keep presenting them on kitchen foil covered boards.

While I didn't get to read whatever it was you wrote about expensive bakers, please bear in mind that when you work for free, clients expect other bakers to do the same. At $80 for a 6/8 tiered cake, assuming it wasn't decorated with anything more than a basic design, you may have just barely made minimum wage after paying all of your expenses, but you definitely didn't make a profit. If your market doesn't allow for custom cake pricing, then it shouldn't be getting custom cakes.

The carrot cake thing is a joke. And the cake I was referring to was for my granddaughter's birthday

post #109 of 133
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Originally Posted by Dayti View Post

Print and make the portions out of the template in this thread: http://cakecentral.com/t/689515/cake-serving-size-examples-made-of-paper-or-cardstock 

I find it really helps people understand the size of the portion they are buying if they have it in front of them (I usually put it on a dessert plate).

Explain that your 20 portion cakes is for *this* size portion, and you sell it as 20 portions. If they want to cut it into four larger portions, they still have to pay for 20 of your portions.

I also use Earlene's chart mostly. These templates are for exact Wilton/industry standards, so tell your customers that the portions you sell are slightly bigger if you are using Earlene's. Or, make up your own templates using these as a guide, and size them correctly for you.

I like that. Thank you for the advice.

post #110 of 133
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Originally Posted by reginaherrin View Post

On the gallery page, I would first suggest getting a better camera so you get better quality pictures.  I saw a lot of pictures that were a bit bleary.  I would also take pictures with a back drop and only post one picture of each cake, you want your pictures to look professional.  Also, I hate saying this and if I am wrong please forgive me but I see a picture that I actually saw on a different site a few weeks ago.  I was trying to find pictures of cupcake bouquets to get some ideas and I saw the one on your site in a video from an English woman making it I believe.  Again it that is yours then please forgive me and you may want to do a quick search to see the other site that has it so people aren't stealing your pictures.  If it is not your picture then I would suggest taking it down.  The only other thing I didn't really like was having a contact form on the front page but that may just be me.

I actually did just get a better camera. I know the pictures are bleary. I plan to remove them when I get more. I made several of the cupcake bouquets for Mother's day. That one was one of them. Someone else suggested the contact link one the front page. It is still a work in progress. My daughter said the same things about a backdrop. Thank you for your response

post #111 of 133
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Originally Posted by Stitches View Post

She posted this: I have used some internet pictures on here and although I always give a disclaimer that they are not mine I have been told that is bad business practice. I will be making changes in the days to come. on her FB page 7 hours ago, then posted another cake she didn't do 2 hours ago.....I didn't see any disclaimer.

I assume the picture you were talking about was the baby with the purple smash cake since someone contacted the studio and tattled on me. Well I was given permission to use that photo from the baby's supposed mother. I sent the link of this lady's Facebook page to the studio and they contacted the client and as it turns out that was not the baby's mother. Whoever the studio talked to said they did not know Mikki. I was very surprised to say the least. But thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to keep tabs on my site.

post #112 of 133
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Originally Posted by BatterUpCake View Post

I assume the picture you were talking about was the baby with the purple smash cake since someone contacted the studio and tattled on me. Well I was given permission to use that photo from the baby's supposed mother. I sent the link of this lady's Facebook page to the studio and they contacted the client and as it turns out that was not the baby's mother.

Generally you will want to obtain specific written permission (e.g. by email) before posting a picture of someone on your web site, including the name and contact info of the person giving permission, and if the subject is someone else, the name of the subject and relationship to the authorizing party. Also, in some cases the copyright for the picture may be held by the photo studio and not the subject of the photo.
post #113 of 133
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Originally Posted by BatterUpCake View Post

I assume the picture you were talking about was the baby with the purple smash cake since someone contacted the studio and tattled on me. Well I was given permission to use that photo from the baby's supposed mother. I sent the link of this lady's Facebook page to the studio and they contacted the client and as it turns out that was not the baby's mother. Whoever the studio talked to said they did not know Mikki. I was very surprised to say the least. But thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to keep tabs on my site.

If people "liked" your page, then they are going to see what you do pop up on their walls. I doubt anyone is keeping tabs on you. 

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post #114 of 133
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft View Post


Generally you will want to obtain specific written permission (e.g. by email) before posting a picture of someone on your web site, including the name and contact info of the person giving permission, and if the subject is someone else, the name of the subject and relationship to the authorizing party. Also, in some cases the copyright for the picture may be held by the photo studio and not the subject of the photo.

I just went through this with someone yesterday and we looked it up...Unless the person who's buying the pictures has an agreement that they have the right to the image itself, they don't hold the copyright on it. They pay the photogrpaher for the service of having the picture made, but the studio owns the rights to the pictures themselves since it's their intellectual property. That's why it's illegal to go to the copy center and make copies of professional portraits. Unless the studio says that they give the rights to reproduce or use the picture to the client, the client doesn't have permission to give it to someone else to use.

 

When I get brides who send me professional photos of their weddings, I email the photogapher to ask if it's okay to use the pictures. Depending on the contract they have with the bride they may or may not have given her the rights to the images, and I figure it's better to ask.

post #115 of 133
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AZ not going to argue with you but you can read Stitches post and make of it what you will, not to mention that someone contacted the studio right after he posted that.

Jason luckily I do have it in writing via FB messages. I have personally never met this woman. She is a close friend of a co worker. He insists the baby's name is Addy and he has met her on several occasions as Mikki is her aunt. No matter what the case she claimed it was her baby...crazy.
post #116 of 133
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Originally Posted by BatterUpCake View Post

I actually did just get a better camera. I know the pictures are bleary. I plan to remove them when I get more. I made several of the cupcake bouquets for Mother's day. That one was one of them. Someone else suggested the contact link one the front page. It is still a work in progress. My daughter said the same things about a backdrop. Thank you for your response

On the cupcake bouquet, I just found the video of it and the woman making it is named Jo and she says she works for Indulgence Cupcake Company which I looked up and it is a company in England.  In the picture, which is on your site, you can even see the name of the cupcake company on her apron.  If you do a Google search of how to make a cupcake bouquet you will find the video of it.  I am so not trying to call you out but it seems like this is not your picture unless you are English and your name is Jo.  You may have just uploaded the wrong photo and meant to use yours.  I just don't think anyone should ever use someone else's work on their site.  Even if you do credit the original person, most people will still think it yours because most people just don't take the time to actually read most of the information. 

post #117 of 133
Yeah, as long as you misappropriate other people's work without permission you should be prepared for more "tattling".
post #118 of 133
"I can do that, because this is my sandbox and I've got the bullsh*% shovel." ~Dianne Sylvan, Author and Lunatic
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"I can do that, because this is my sandbox and I've got the bullsh*% shovel." ~Dianne Sylvan, Author and Lunatic
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post #119 of 133
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I will have to look at it again as I did do several of them.
post #120 of 133
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And if you read my FB from around Mothers Day you would see that I did. I found 1 photo so far...
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