Xiony Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 2:27am
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Baby shower cake . Carrot cake, covered in MMF, MMF decorations.

 

My cake on the top which you can find on my profile from earlier this year. Cake on the  bottom posted by someone else today and currently on the gallery.  :x

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MBalaska Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 2:48am
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ask Greii.

jason_kraft Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 2:49am
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AWhat about it?

Norasmom Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 2:57am
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someone liked your work.  If you don't want your work copied, I would say don't put up any pictures.  Otherwise, it happens...I copied someone's fondant decorations the other day.

Shalan Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 2:59am
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AI see the pictures, but I think I missed something. What was the question?

kaylawaylalayla Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 2:59am
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ALooks like they were just inspired by your design. They didn't copy it exactly. Relax and be flattered. Someone out there saw your cake and said "I just gotta have it!"

Stitches Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 3:00am
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft 

What about it?

 

Ditto. You need thicker skin and to learn that imitation is a compliment. Your design isn't something I've never seen before.......you can't take credit for it all on your own.

cakefat Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 3:05am
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I agree with the others.. You should feel flattered, someone liked your work/design/cake and wanted to make one like it. Not really anything to get upset about, IMO.

kikiandkyle Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 3:56am
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Yep, someone liked your cake enough to try and recreate it - it's a good thing! One of my cakes has been repinned on Pinterest more than a few times and I'd love to think that someone might actually copy it!

ReneeFLL Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 4:31am

AI agree with what the others have said. At least this person did not use your photo as her/his own, but made their own cake.

Godot Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 4:46am

AHonestly - big whoop! Do you think you have a patent on the word baby?

Cute cakes, both of them.

Godot Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 4:46am

AHonestly - big whoop! Do you think you have a patent on the word baby?

Cute cakes, both of them.

ApplegumPam Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 4:50am

WOW - to be brutally honest - your cake had a couple of simple blossoms, a couple of simple buttons and lettering and butterflies that are cut with plunger ejector cutters (that are flooding the marketplace in their 1,000s)  .............. I can't for the life of me understand HOW you could be so precious about a 'design'

 

This is quite simply PLACING cutouts onto a cake.....   and let's face it  -  even the placement is pretty predictable - ie   it falls in line with where MOST people would place them

 

SORRY - but when you start something like this - inevitably you won't hear what you want to

Annabakescakes Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 4:51am

Isn't that from an invitation? I am pretty sure I have seen it done on one.... So the first cake is a copy, too.

ApplegumPam Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 4:52am

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Originally Posted by Godot 

Honestly - big whoop! Do you think you have a patent on the word baby?

Cute cakes, both of them.

 

 

LOL - looks like we were typing at the same time.   As always you are able to be much more succinct - you say in 10 words what it takes me a paragraph to! haha

kaylawaylalayla Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 5:05am

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Original message sent by kikiandkyle

Yep, someone liked your cake enough to try and recreate it - it's a good thing! One of my cakes has been repinned on Pinterest more than a few times and I'd love to think that someone might actually copy it!

I've pinned a cake that I actually was inspired for pinterest to make. Snd its got a bunch ofrepins . I squeal wwith joy every time I get the email. Lol. But then I am quickly brought back to earth when I check out the board and the amazing cakes that have been pinned next to mine. And then I am like why?

MimiFix Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 12:25pm
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Originally Posted by ApplegumPam 
 

As always you are able to be much more succinct - you say in 10 words what it takes me a paragraph to! haha

 Applegum - Please don't stop your writing style. I love reading your responses!!

BrandisBaked Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 12:29pm

AWhy not?

emetz74 Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 12:50pm

I am new to cakes, my real passion is decorated cookies and I bake just for fun and to have a creative outlet but I look online quite often for ideas and I then make them work for me, like the person did with your cake. I would be flattered that they liked it enough to use it as a springboard for their cake. I also figure that when people put things online on Pinterest, etc. they know that people may see what they have done and replicate it. I would only be upset if that person was a competitor and they flat out stole a client from me. Again, I bake just for fun so I am just hypothesizing! 

 

I won't lie, I took a fondant class a few weeks ago and I am going to play around with making a fondant cake and I look at the CC galleries for ideas since everyone has way more talent than I do! :smile:

manddi Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 1:02pm

ABecause

Goreti Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 1:07pm

Sorry but I really don't get what you are upset about.

kikiandkyle Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 1:27pm

AI think the OP is mostly upset because the copy is - I'm trying to be nice about it - slightly lower skill level than hers.

BrandisBaked Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 1:36pm

AI'd only be miffed if the copycat outdid me.

cupadeecakes Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 1:59pm

This concept of "design copying" has always confused me a little.  If someone brought me a sketch from another local baker, then as a professional courtesy I would insist that we set down and design something similar.  But when I client comes to me with some random cake picture she got from Pinterest and says "I want THIS!" What am I supposed to do?  Say "Sorry, that was made by Baker X that lives 800 miles from here.  You should call her and see if she'll do it, and if not you should ask for her permission for me to recreate it."  As a baker, please don't ever call me to see if I'll deliver a cake 800 miles away, and don't ever call me to see if you can make a cake that looks similar to one I made.  Even if I try to copy it exactly, it's still going to have my "mark" on it, because at the end of the day it's still a handmade product.

 

Having said that. IF I do know who made the original cake, I do like to give credit to the original designer when I blog about it.

Shalan Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 2:09pm

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Originally Posted by cupadeecakes 
 

This concept of "design copying" has always confused me a little.  If someone brought me a sketch from another local baker, then as a professional courtesy I would insist that we set down and design something similar.  But when I client comes to me with some random cake picture she got from Pinterest and says "I want THIS!" What am I supposed to do?  Say "Sorry, that was made by Baker X that lives 800 miles from here.  You should call her and see if she'll do it, and if not you should ask for her permission for me to recreate it."  As a baker, please don't ever call me to see if I'll deliver a cake 800 miles away, and don't ever call me to see if you can make a cake that looks similar to one I made.  Even if I try to copy it exactly, it's still going to have my "mark" on it, because at the end of the day it's still a handmade product.

 

Having said that. IF I do know who made the original cake, I do like to give credit to the original designer when I blog about it.

 

I agree with this 100%. Very well said.

Nadiaa Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 2:15pm

AI don't think there are many truly original cake designs anyway. Most designs have been around for years and years, or have evolved from those designs. Meh, at the end of the day I think it's cool that we can take inspiration from other cakers and put our stamp on it. Someone making 'your cake' isn't worth getting your knickers in a knot over. Just get back to designing something else new and fabulous!

thecakewitch Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 4:21pm

ARemember this: http://cakecentral.com/t/760570/someone-copying-one-of-your-original-cake-designs-how-do-you-feel

Godot Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 4:57pm

AOh lordy - just when I thought I'd repressed that thread........

morganchampagne Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 4:59pm

AI know that you are probably not getting the responses you wanted. & I hope that you don't get all worked up reading them. But the reality is people are going to like your ideas and be inspired by your work. To be fair to the other designer, I think she kept a respectful distance of your original design.

The other reason people are not following behind you with torches and pitchforks (lol) is that we see SO many worse offenses. We have seen people just straight take a picture of very intricate work (that they likely can not even do) and place it on their Facebook, some even get bold and put in on here as their avatars. AND some don't even remove the watermark!! They just don't care

So please don't get offended at all the responses. I think a more positive view of this is that somebody liked your work, and got inspired! At least they had enough sense to not do it exactly :)

ellavanilla Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 5:03pm
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Originally Posted by cupadeecakes 
 

This concept of "design copying" has always confused me a little.  If someone brought me a sketch from another local baker, then as a professional courtesy I would insist that we set down and design something similar.  But when I client comes to me with some random cake picture she got from Pinterest and says "I want THIS!" What am I supposed to do?  Say "Sorry, that was made by Baker X that lives 800 miles from here.  You should call her and see if she'll do it, and if not you should ask for her permission for me to recreate it."  As a baker, please don't ever call me to see if I'll deliver a cake 800 miles away, and don't ever call me to see if you can make a cake that looks similar to one I made.  Even if I try to copy it exactly, it's still going to have my "mark" on it, because at the end of the day it's still a handmade product.

 

Having said that. IF I do know who made the original cake, I do like to give credit to the original designer when I blog about it.

 

So In a slightly related story...

I  made a cake presented  and tutorial-ed by another baker on her blog. It was not an original design technique or even a truly unique creation. However, she was taking credit for her design genius. She blogged about how wonderful it was that bakers all over the world were using her design, so when I recreated the cake, I tagged back to her blog. No big deal, right? It set off a flurry of contact from her and her friends, including a couple of "anonymous" phone calls, "I love the cake on your blog, did you create it?", email messages and comments on my blog about "are you EVER going to credit this cake to the creator?" Meanwhile, I had done all that! It was just crazy. I think if you're going to put your work out there with a tute, you gotta be chill, right?

 

Anyway, I agree that if you don't want it copied. Don't publish it. 

 

PS Margaret Braun has never called me once to complain...

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