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Poll Results: Do you like it?

 
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    Yes :)
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post #46 of 75
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Originally Posted by MBalaska View Post
 

Isn't all of this just a result of home computer internet access?  Prior to that someone had to personally show you in their kitchen.  You had to attend a classroom demonstration or buy a book.  First Video cassette tapes arrived, then DVD's, now free flowing unlimited inexpensive internet.

 

Shanter's got a good point.  People here often mistake honesty for "meanness."  When they ask for 'feedback' they really mean "Give me Flattery."

If no one else is going to do it, I will be the one to start the "sloww clap". Anyone care to join me?

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post #47 of 75

If no one is listening, does clapping actually make a sound?

There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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post #48 of 75
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Originally Posted by shanter View Post

If no one is listening, does clapping actually make a sound?

It makes the same sound as banging your head on the desk when no one is listening.
post #49 of 75
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Originally Posted by costumeczar View Post

It makes the same sound as banging your head on the desk when no one is listening.

LOL!!

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post #50 of 75
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But if all people did was vote, she wouldn't learn anything. The OP herself said "some people write "oh that´s a bad video" but they don´t tell me what I can do better" so she did want feedback. She just mistook honesty for "meanness."

I agree with you, I was mainly talking about these comments:</p>

 

"Cute, but not helpful for me since those are very beginner level cupcakes."  - was that necessary??

"Are you kidding me?! And this is a tutorial?" - was that necessary??.</p>

 

and she is not the only one who is treated to this type of commentary, I've seen it on plenty of other post.  My point was geared more towards the type of feedback given, I'm all for constructive criticism and feedback like someone else said that's how we learn but there is a way to do it and those comments along with others are not the way. </p>

 

There are a few here who have the mentality "you asked for it so I'm going to give it to you straight" really?? is that they way to build up confidence in people and make them want to improve?? There are young teenagers/adults who come on this forum who are just starting out and have dreams of becoming bakers and decorators how do you think those kind of comments make them feel about pursuing their dreams?  And even if it's not a child and it's an adult who is just starting out how do you think that makes them feel?  You don't know what goes on in peoples lives, they come on here seeking a little help and encouragement and instead are treated to this type of negativity, sarcasm and sometimes outright meanness.  And we wonder why the world is the way it is.  All I'm saying is a little kindness goes a long way even if it's concerning "constructive criticism".

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post #51 of 75
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Originally Posted by scwright View Post
 

I agree with you, I was mainly talking about these comments:</p>

 

"Cute, but not helpful for me since those are very beginner level cupcakes."  - was that necessary??

"Are you kidding me?! And this is a tutorial?" - was that necessary??.</p>

 

and she is not the only one who is treated to this type of commentary, I've seen it on plenty of other post.  My point was geared more towards the type of feedback given, I'm all for constructive criticism and feedback like someone else said that's how we learn but there is a way to do it and those comments along with others are not the way. </p>

 

There are a few here who have the mentality "you asked for it so I'm going to give it to you straight" really?? is that they way to build up confidence in people and make them want to improve?? There are young teenagers/adults who come on this forum who are just starting out and have dreams of becoming bakers and decorators how do you think those kind of comments make them feel about pursuing their dreams?  And even if it's not a child and it's an adult who is just starting out how do you think that makes them feel?  You don't know what goes on in peoples lives, they come on here seeking a little help and encouragement and instead are treated to this type of negativity, sarcasm and sometimes outright meanness.  And we wonder why the world is the way it is.  All I'm saying is a little kindness goes a long way even if it's concerning "constructive criticism".

The OP did not started this thread to get "constructive criticism and feedback". I think he/she started this to get more people to subscribe to his/her Baking Channel. Both threads that she/he started is promoting the Baking Channel! And if someone is posting tutorials on youtube and joining public forums, you're opening up yourself to everybody--good and bad. You cannot choose what kind of response you're going to get. 

 

"Are you kidding me?! And this is a tutorial?" <= and this comment? Yes, I watched the video and I don't think it's cute or informative even to a beginner. It is my opinion. Why would somebody teach the public how to do something if this person doesn't know what they're doing in the first place….and promote it too.

 

So, yeah, I'm mean and negative and all that! 

post #52 of 75
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Originally Posted by thecakewitch View Post
 

The OP did not started this thread to get "constructive criticism and feedback". I think he/she started this to get more people to subscribe to his/her Baking Channel. Both threads that she/he started is promoting the Baking Channel! And if someone is posting tutorials on youtube and joining public forums, you're opening up yourself to everybody--good and bad. You cannot choose what kind of response you're going to get. 

 

"Are you kidding me?! And this is a tutorial?" <= and this comment? Yes, I watched the video and I don't think it's cute or informative even to a beginner. It is my opinion. Why would somebody teach the public how to do something if this person doesn't know what they're doing in the first place….and promote it too.

 

So, yeah, I'm mean and negative and all that! 

Yes sure I started this thread to promote my channel BUT I mainly did it because I want to know what other bakers think about it! 
Now I know that it is not helpful for everybody so I´m trying to put more effort in my next video! 
Please, I know what I´m doing I just want some CONSTRUCTIVE criticism not only a " that sucks" or something like that. If you don´t like it well I´m fine with this but tell me what you think I could do better next time. That´s why I started this thread

post #53 of 75

I think next time, definitely pull back your hair, take off any jewelry, make clean cuts with your knife/tool so there aren't any messy cut out bits on whatever you're cutting out. Use the proper tools for this-(Don't use a butter knife).  Just aim for clean, precise, high quality work/skills- meaning not ranging from messy to average work. I'm sure if you keep practicing, you'll get there. You have to pay attention to the details.

 

What I liked about it, is that you didn't speak-personally I think written instructions are better as sometimes people have strange voices ranging from nasal to whatever else- which can be distracting. 

post #54 of 75
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Originally Posted by scwright View Post

I agree with you, I was mainly talking about these comments:

"Cute, but not helpful for me since those are very beginner level cupcakes."  - was that necessary??

Yes, actually it WAS necessary. I didn't say anything rude at all. If OP wants to do tutorials, she needs to up her own game and improve her skills and technique. I have some videos on YouTube, but I don't promote them because they are crap (made only because some people on CC asked me to show how I made certain things). I leave them up in case they can help someone, but i'm actually a little embarrassed by them. If I had set out wanting to be seen by a larger audience, I would put more effort into them, and that is what I think OP should do.
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post #55 of 75
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Originally Posted by scwright View Post

 

 

There are a few here who have the mentality "you asked for it so I'm going to give it to you straight" really?? is that they way to build up confidence in people and make them want to improve?? There are young teenagers/adults who come on this forum who are just starting out and have dreams of becoming bakers and decorators how do you think those kind of comments make them feel about pursuing their dreams?  And even if it's not a child and it's an adult who is just starting out how do you think that makes them feel?  You don't know what goes on in peoples lives, they come on here seeking a little help and encouragement and instead are treated to this type of negativity, sarcasm and sometimes outright meanness.  And we wonder why the world is the way it is.  All I'm saying is a little kindness goes a long way even if it's concerning "constructive criticism".

I don't think anyone here was trying to discourage the OP.  She was given some good feedback both positive and negative.  That's generally how constructive criticism works. 

 

I think she's got the videography and instructions down.  Now, as the others have stated, she needs to work on her content. 

 

I realize that many in todays society have been raised a little different than I was.  My own children were subjected to "We must never say or do anything to hurt their self-esteem." in public school.  They played on ball teams where everyone got a trophy regardless of how much effort was put into it.  At home they were not so coddled.  They have all thanked me for holding them to a high standard. 

post #56 of 75
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Originally Posted by Godot View Post

Kara Buntin's latest blog post is fabulous.

Alternatively, you can choose to watch/buy only those tutorials you find useful.  Sometimes an amateur wants to see another amateur in action, skill-level matching skill level.  I could buy a tutorial from many of the awesome experts on CC but then I would be left saying, "so how do I find this cake decorator so I can buy the cake from her instead…?" 

post #57 of 75

The idea of a tutorial is to show people that professional quality is attainable through teaching techniques and proper use of tools.  If I wanted to learn amateur techniques and sloppy work then yes I would subscribe.  You do no one any favors by posting this as a tutorial.  If you want the focus of your video to be a 'look what I did using household equipment' video then you need to state that up front.  Anyone who sees this won't be inspired, they'll be thinking 'shoot I can do better than this with my eyes closed'.  Is that the point you're trying to make?  I don't think so.

 

Showing someone an amateur can do amateur work is not the point of a tutorial.  My advice to you is to view a few more tutorials yourself...Edna De LaCruz (tonedna) is one I turn to most.  There's My Cake School too where you can learn many simple techniques to improve your skills.  Sharon Zambito...Wicked Goodies...Erica O'brien...these ladies offer great advice and tutorials that teach and inspire. 

 

I am self taught...and I learned most of what I know through tutorials that featured professionals who created beautiful and clean works of art and presented it in such a way as to make it seem attainable.

 

What I found most positive about your video was the flow and the way you presented how you did things...what you need to work on, IMO, is your skill set.  You've got a real talent...you just need the right tools and the right tutorials to teach you before you can start teaching others.

Good luck!

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post #58 of 75

i guess people need to realize that the OP's tutorial is more geared towards beginners (eg. kids, teens, moms who-have-never-decorated-a-cupcake-aside-from-sprinkles-and-their-kid-suddenly-wants-a-toy story-theme-cupcakes-for-his-birthday)...  when i was a beginner, anyone who can swirl a cupcake was god! so i appreciate videos like this. it shows that ordinary people with ordinary household items and with no decorating skill can pull off something like this. 

 

not everyone who watches the youtube videos have access to decorating tools, viewers come from all over the world and from all walks of life.  showing a tutorial on how to make a toy story cupcake topper using all sorts of tools might not be very helpful to some simply because they cannot afford the special tools or it might be too much for their skill level. i do agree with some posters that the OP should have used a parring knife, as this is a common knife in the kitchen.  but that's it. or maybe for kids following this tutorial, a butter knife is safer. 

 

anyway, i am babbling. CC is a great place to learn new skills, members here are always ready to help (thank you!!).  but some can be mighty snooty. you know who you are, and for those i wanna say - i hope your high and mighty attitudes does not give you nose bleed. :D 

post #59 of 75
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Originally Posted by mattyeatscakes View Post
 

i guess people need to realize that the OP's tutorial is more geared towards beginners (eg. kids, teens, moms who-have-never-decorated-a-cupcake-aside-from-sprinkles-and-their-kid-suddenly-wants-a-toy story-theme-cupcakes-for-his-birthday)...  when i was a beginner, anyone who can swirl a cupcake was god! so i appreciate videos like this. it shows that ordinary people with ordinary household items and with no decorating skill can pull off something like this. 

 

not everyone who watches the youtube videos have access to decorating tools, viewers come from all over the world and from all walks of life.  showing a tutorial on how to make a toy story cupcake topper using all sorts of tools might not be very helpful to some simply because they cannot afford the special tools or it might be too much for their skill level. i do agree with some posters that the OP should have used a parring knife, as this is a common knife in the kitchen.  but that's it. or maybe for kids following this tutorial, a butter knife is safer. 

 

anyway, i am babbling. CC is a great place to learn new skills, members here are always ready to help (thank you!!).  but some can be mighty snooty. you know who you are, and for those i wanna say - i hope your high and mighty attitudes does not give you nose bleed. :D 

My sentiments exactly.  It's not brain surgery, it's cake.  

post #60 of 75
Thread Starter 

Hey guys!

So I really want to say THANK YOU to all of you! Now I know what I can do better next time.
the thing with the butter knife for example… I didn't realize that but know I´m thinking :" dang it! that´s so obvious".  
Now I know what to do on my next video and that´s the reason I started this thread. 
So thank you very much for your feedback! really appreciate it! :)

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