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Originally Posted by AnnieCahill View Post

  I think technology has made people mean, empty, and socially inept. 

 

People were mean, empty and socially inept long before technology. The lemming march (social media) just makes it more visible.

post #17 of 61
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People were mean, empty and socially inept long before technology. The lemming march (social media) just makes it more visible.

 

THIS.

 

There is a certain sort of person who believes that because they have a mouth they must, therefore, speak and who verbalize every unsolicited thought they have no matter how inane, thoughtless or hurtful it might be.  Those people used to have limited reach because their lack of verbal filters would drive people away and they would eventually have no audience.  Technology just gives that sort a longer reach and enables them to reach out to strangers.  They have mouths, hence they must speak becomes they have fingers, hence they must type.

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post #18 of 61
I would not say this is ugly. I love the colour green and your piping is amazing, i personally do not like the draped fondant. Maybe i do not understand your vision to appreciate why it was draped the way it was. But you did do an amazing job.
post #19 of 61
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Originally Posted by LoveMeSomeCake615 View Post

Thanks for the encouragement everyone! The admin did remove the comment. :) 

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Originally Posted by BrandisBaked View Post

I find something about it very unappealing as well. The skill is fine, just not my style. I wouldn't call it ugly at all, but some people have a limited vocabulary and no social graces. I wouldn't take it personally. There are different types of art and I Don't understand why anyone thinks Andy Warhol was great. .. but to each their own.

May I ask what you find "very unappealing" about it? I'm not trying to be pissy about it, I genuinely want to know. If there is something than can be improved, I'd like to try. 

I know you didn't ask me, but I would like to help, if I can.

 

I think the draping on the second tier down is a little flat, and flappy for my liking. And maybe it should be on the opposite diagonal from the top tier. (Rather than being parallel.) And the sticking-up bit on the middle tier is a bit out of place, and awkward, like they are left-overs from the second to bottom tier. Also, I think it should just end at the white gathered tier. The bottom doesn't seem to tie in with the overall look, and the big white balls don't go with the blingy swirls.

 

HTH, JMHO, take it or leave it, but I genuinely would like to help, and mean no offense.

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post #20 of 61

I agree with annacakes... but you have TONS more talent than me.

 

Love the top tier, love the bottom tier. I prefer symmetry, so I want to another "bling" tier, like the bottom one, done as the 3rd tier??? 2nd tier draping  has no "look" to it...IMHO

 

I would just LOVE this cake and really love the green. It is NOT ugly. And don't we all constantly do "re-dos" in our heads...? Artist curse...lol.
 

post #21 of 61

I wouldn't take it personally, hard not to I know, but not everything you do will be to the taste of others. The person who commented on FB was a bit blunt and rude, but that's one opinion badly expressed. You can't please everyone. 

post #22 of 61
Since you asked me, I like the green, but I think there is too much draping/ruffles, and it doesn't look good to me. There's something about the second tier that ruins the look to me. But again, I am only speaking for myself.
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post #23 of 61

Maybe they don't like green, or find draping too old fashioned for their tastes, or one of a hundred other things, maybe they are the type of person to order a 8 tier hot pink zebra print cake for their wedding which many people would look at and go 'ewwww' in their heads. I really think this is just preference, the advice from everyone else seems really helpful but yeah, not up to that level myself so can't comment on those but I really think it's a case of taking this with a pinch of salt. ALL social media now has given everyone an opinion without thinking because there are no consequences. Without thinking, people will go "Ewww, that cake is green/purple/girly/boyish/old fashioned/too modern/any other opinion" and then like peoplee above said, they just type it because, heck, its just a picture of a cake, not like someone actually spent hours lovingly crafting it and if they did, who cares, its not like they know them... Just think what would have come out of that persons mouth if they saw it in person with you standing behind the cake with an 'I made this' sign around your neck? Would they have still not liked it? Definitely but their response would have probably been something like 'It's just not my style'. On line is anonymous. There's a difference between constructive criticism and just being a jerk.

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Thanks for the feedback everyone. Yes, there are always things I would change about every cake I do, I am constantly analyzing it and wishing I had done some element of it differently. I see what you mean about the draping on the second tier, and I actually felt the same way about it, it just wasn't cooperating and draping how I wanted it, so I had to make it work the best I could. I was still pleased with the overall result, and still am, but I can definitely see things I would do differently next time. 

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post #25 of 61
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Originally Posted by BrandisBaked View Post

Since you asked me, I like the green, but I think there is too much draping/ruffles, and it doesn't look good to me. There's something about the second tier that ruins the look to me. But again, I am only speaking for myself.

Since you responded to my direct question, I wanted to respond back to you specifically. :)

 

I appreciate your honesty! In your opinion, would you have just left the draping on the second tier off completely? Would that improve the look? 

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post #26 of 61
I think your cake is beautiful! You are clearly extremely talented. Is this a cake I would choose for myself, probably not. Why? I'm not a big fan of green and I personally like clean lines, but my personal taste doesn't interfere with the fact that you are very talented.
post #27 of 61

I am sorry someone was so rude. I agree with those above who state there are people for whom the technology has made some more vocal and as a society we just seem to have more people with no social grace. I liked the cake but also agree the second tier draping looked a bit misplaced. I think if you used some of the elements from the bottom tier on the second instead of the draping it would be more balanced. Beautiful cake and I am sure it took a ton of time!

post #28 of 61
If this is going to be a business for you, you just have to develop a thicker skin. If your client liked the cake and you are getting other business, who cares? You can't please everyone.
post #29 of 61
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Originally Posted by jmt1714 View Post

If this is going to be a business for you, you just have to develop a thicker skin. If your client liked the cake and you are getting other business, who cares? You can't please everyone.

I'm working on it! icon_smile.gif I've always been a very sensitive person, so it's taking me maybe a little longer than others to develop that "thicker skin". Having a business definitely helps, because it's forcing me to deal with it. 

 

I guess it just kind of came out of left field for me and caught me off guard. 

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post #30 of 61

Since you asked :), I would say for me, personally, I'm not a fan of that color green, and I'm not a fan of the mix of old fashioned draping and modern bling. I think it's the second tier that's throwing me off. I don't understand the purpose of that draping. However, that's my PERSONAL opinion. The faceless bully who wrote a mean comment is just that, a Facebook bully. Social media has taken away social consciousness. People hide behind a computer screen and type whatever they want. If that person was standing in front of you, he/she may have thought "that's an ugly cake", but I bet they wouldn't say it to your face.  "Pretty" and "ugly" are subjective. That person might think it's ugly, but the next person might want to order that exact same cake. Don't let it get to you :) You're never going to please everyone!
 

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